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Wire celebrate success after split from Jets
A WARRINGTON basketball club is celebrating success on court during its debut season.
Cheshire Wire split from Cheshire Jets last May, and can now boast of being the Northern Premier League’s under 18s champions as well as a number of sides that have reached the play-offs.
Secretary Ros Johnson never doubted the ability of the club’s players and coaches.
“We knew we were going to be successful because of the standard of the coaches and players we managed to keep,” she said.
“We talked about a senior side but the under 18s end up going to college or university, while some go to the USA on scholarships and we have Daniel Miller who benches for Cheshire Phoenix.”
Wire’s under 18s lost only once on the way to clinching the title, while the under 15s have reached the Final Fours to be played at the University of Worcester Arena on Saturday.
The club’s under 13s and under 16s teams have reached the play-offs too.
Johnson says their biggest challenge has been finding a place to play, with Priestley College acting as host for most matches.
Wire hope next to start a girls’ team.
They train at Bridgewater High School and Lymm High School, while sessions during the Easter holidays will run at Warrington’s Ball Hall.
For further details, visit cheshirewire.co.uk.