Swansea Storm was established in 2005 and is one of Wales’ premier basketball clubs and includes Swansea Storm Wheelchair Basketball Club.
Teams and coaching sessions start from U10’s and go all the way to the 3 senior men’s teams and a wheelchair team.
Although there are no specific girls teams, girls are encouraged to join the existing junior teams.
They are based at LC2 in Swansea, which is where home games are held, but also have 2 satellite clubs at Penlan LC (Thursday 4:30-5:30pm) and Penyrheol LC (Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm).
Sessions at LC2 are as follows;
Tuesday; Under 10’s 6pm-7pm. Under 12’s and Under 14’s 7pm-8:30pm. Under 16’s 7:30pm-9:30pm. Wheelchair 9pm-10pm.
Friday; Under 18’s 6:30pm-8pm. 2nds 8pm-10pm, 1st 8:30pm-10pm. Wheelchair 6:30pm-8:30pm.
If you would like to find out more about Swansea Storm Basketball Club, you can find them on facebook and Twitter as well as the website www.swanseastorm.com
South Wales Basketball League
South Wales Basketball League was renamed in 1999/2000 season, replacing the Rhondda League. It consists of both adult and junior leagues and teams come from all across South Wales. The season runs from mid September until early May, and various cups run alongside the leagues. April is an exciting time with end of season playoffs and cup finals dominating the fixtures.
Basketball is one of many sports that has seen a rise in interest over recent years. I spoke to Gavin Lewis from South Wales Basketball Association who explained, “There has definitely been an increase in the amount of people playing basketball as we now go all the way down to under 10s, so there are more junior teams than before. We have 1 or 2 new teams enter the leagues every year. There is more played in school these days which helps to get the youngsters involved”.
If you want to find a team near you, you should access the website www.southwalesbasketball.leaguerepublic.com where you can find club contact details.
You can also contact South Wales Basketball on Facebook and someone will be happy to reply and guide you to which club would be best for you.