Slam dunk of a season for Portlethen Panthers

Basketball Award winners
Basketball Award winners

Portlethen Community Basketball Club’s Panthers held their Annual Basketball Tournaments, at Portlethen Academy recently.

Teams from Tayside, Inverness, Alford and local teams from Aberdeen all joined in the fun with two great days of basketball.

Teams from across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and wider took part

Teams from across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and wider took part

Teams at under 10, 12, 14 and 16 played with Panthers’ wins for the under 14 girls, under 16 boys and under 10 mixed teams.

Panthers’ have had an amazing season of successes, with five players making National Squads; Anna Sterk and Faith Wood at Under 11 Girls, Eli Methven at Under 12 Boys and Rosie Sterk and Darya White at under 12 Girls. Panthers’ under 12 girls and under 14 boys made it through to their respective National Challenge events at Dundee and Paisley, and although both finished out of the top spots, both teams showed great skills, determination and team spirit.

If you want to play basketball in the summer holidays, just head along to Stonehaven Leisure Centre, every Thursday; 6pm to 7pm for primary school aged players, 7pm to 8pm for secondary school aged players and 8pm to 9pm for everyone older. Sessions are pay and play, £2 per session. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never played before, come along and have a go, qualified coaches will be on hand to assist.

The Panthers’ Awards BBQ was also held on recently and the proud winners pictured are (left to right back): Jack Ricci (Most Improved Player, U18 Boys), Jonny McKechnie (Player of the Year, U18 Boys), Kieran Milne (POY, U14 Boys), Maisie James (POY, U14 to 18 Girls), Jordan Ross (Mickey McKechnie Award). Front left to right: Lewis Ross (MIP, U12 Boys), Amir Taavoni (POY, U16 Boys), Eli Methven (POY, U12 Boys), Neve Milne (POY, U10 Girl), Nathan Hall (POY, U10 Boy), Kirsty Hughes (MIP, U12 Girls). Not pictured were: Glen Honeyman (POY, Senior Men), Debs Duthie (POY, Senior Women), Mollie McVey (MIP, U14 to 18 Girls), Sam Cox (MIP, U16 Boys), Bryan Gibson (MIP, U14 Boys) and Rosie Sterk (POY, U12 Girls).

Portlethen  Panthers held their Annual Basketball Tournament recently

Portlethen Panthers held their Annual Basketball Tournament recently

For more club information, please check out our website: www.portlethenpanthers.com