Bulldog graphic and wording "Bromborough Basketball Club, Established 1995".
Hands holding basketball.
Bromborough Basketball Club logo and image of hands holding basketball.
Clubmark logo.
England Basketball logo and wording "3 Star Club".
Top graphic of training times box.TRAINING TIMES FOR AUTUMN 2016

OPEN SESSIONS

Mondays at Bebington High School:
6.00-7.15pm school years 5 and below (Under-10s)
7.15-8.30 under-12s (school years 6 & 7)
8.30-10.00pm Seniors (all under-18s welcome)

Tuesdays at Wirral Grammar School for Boys:
6.30-8.00pm Court 1: Individual Skills for all junior members and non-members aged 10-18. Court 2: Return to Basketball for all adults who may have had a few years out of the game or want to start playing from scratch

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MEMBERS ONLY SESSIONS

Tuesdays at Wirral Grammar School for Boys:
8.00-9.30pm Court 1: Under-16s (Year 11 & below). Court 2: Under-18s (Year 13 & below)

Wednesdays at Wirral Grammar School for Girls:
6.30-8.00pm Under-14s (Year 9 & below)
8.00-9.30pm Under-16s (Year 11 & below)

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Coaching

Coach giving a team talk.

Coaching Philosophy

We want to make our players better people, not just better basketball players. We want them to develop confidence in their own abilities; as players definitely, but also as table officials, coaches, referees and citizens. If we win cups and trophies along the way (and we do!), that's an excuse for a celebration. We keep our squads small and the coach to player ratio high, in order that players get the best possible attention.

The most important thing for the club is that our players reach the peak of their potential, wherever that peak may be. At the absolute pinnacle of playing achievement we have had six junior members become either England or Wales internationals while still with the Bulldogs and have provided the platform for three others to achieve national representative honours as players or coaches.

Coaches

Coach training young girl.Head Coach Trevor Gauntlett was a founder member of Bulldogs in 1995. He was Assistant Coach to the Ellesmere Port Panthers under-14 girls team that went to the RAF Final Fours at Cosford in 2004 and coached the same squad minus their top scorer as under-16 girls in the following season, reaching the play-offs. He then assisted Tim Janvier with the Ellesmere Port Panthers under-16 boys for two seasons before deciding to coach only at the Bulldogs in 2007.

Executive Coach Tim Janvier was Sport Coach UK Young Coach of the year in 2005 and has coached in the National Leagues at under-16 boys, under-18 men and Wheelchair. He was also a player in the dominant Chester Jets teams of the early part of the century, including the “Jetwash” squad.

Woman coaching two girls

Under-18s Coach Clayton Phoenix returns after a season concentrating on his playing. Clayton has been with the Bulldogs since he was 11 and won six consecutive North Wales League Championships as an under-14, under-16 and under-18, culminating in a Welsh Championship in 2012-13. Clayton also found time to play for a season for Liverpool as an under-16 in the National League and has been a key member of the Bulldogs Senior squad since he was 16.

Under-16s coach Connor Burns has been Bulldog of the Year twice and coached the under-16s in 2013-14, despite being only a few months older than some of his players. Connor began his basketball with Woodchurch Warriors and progressed to the National League with Cheshire Junior Jets as an under-14 and under-16. Away from Bulldogs, Connor also plays for Wirral Founders in the National Founder's Cup, the Senior Men's competition for clubs not playing in the National League.

Woman coaching boys basketball team

Under-14 Coach Colin Rivett is the newest coach at the club, but also our most experienced and most qualified. Colin is a Level 3 coach with over 35 years experience of coaching and playing basketball. He started playing the game at Mosslands School and graduated to Liverpool Basketball Club via the Manchester Giants Junior National League Programme. He played national league division 1 and 2 basketball with Liverpool for 12 seasons and had the opportunity to compete against many British basketball legends including Luol Deng, Alan Cunningham and Russ Saunders. His coaching experience includes 6 years as head coach at Calday Grange Grammar School, 7 years as head coach of Wirral Hornets junior national league programme and most recently Colin was the head coach of the Cheshire Jets National League programme where in his final year the under 14 team were English National Champions.

Under-12s Coach Heather Griffiths was new to the game when her son joined Bulldogs in 2009-10 but coached the under-12s to the League and Cup double in 2013-14. Heather is continuing to teach our youngest members as her son moves up the age groups.