Summer Tournament 2017

Story posted May 2017

Get ready for an exciting 2017 Summer basketball tournament...

In July 2017, the home of Islington Panthers Basketball Club - St Aloysius' Sports Hall will yet again be filled with ballers. We anticipate the hall be filled with over 50 ballers for this amazing competition.

Coach Will is arranging 6 unique teams, 6 colours, 8 players per team playing full court, 4 quarters of 10 minutes each quarter. All ballers will be united to play the game they all love - be it past, present or future. What a tournament to look forward to...

The 6 teams will play each other in a round robin style over the weekend basketball-athon. The two days will be filled with immense competition, enthusiam, energy and passion to play ball.

Sections of the tournament will see photos, videos and music to enhance the atmosphere and create the environment ballers are familar with whilst playing ball.

The club, supporters and ballers themselves are looking foward to the weekend and welcome spectators over the two days.


The event is partially sponsored by the Arsenal Foundation and Sports Islington. Any further donations or contributions to support this event are very much welcomed.


U18's National League success

Story posted April 2017

Islington Panthers under 18's team clearly came first in the South One U18's Conference in the Basketball England 2016-17 National League. Many Congratulations to the team!

Panthers lost just once on the road to finishing first winning 19 our of 20 games in the season.

The team went on to play-offs in fine style and defeated Bristol Academy Flyers 97-56 at St Aloysius College in round one.
After the early exchanges where the teams were evenly matched, the cohesion of the Panthers was in evidence and by the end of the first quarter they had established a 28-16 lead.

Chiem Eluwa and Jason Prince were to the fore in the quarter, with Eluwa going on to score 26 points in the game. George Davis began to dominate the court for the Panthers who turned it up even further with a 29-9 second quarter for a 57-25 lead. The third quarter continued in similar fashion and despite a late surge of pressure from the Bristol bench, the damage had been done.

The team went on to play a stiking game in the play-offs second round against Premier League team London United but were sadly knocked out of play offs.

The team are looking forward to a successful next season.

Full story in the Islington Gazette (http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/sport/islington-panthers-roar-into-second-round-of-play-offs-1-4949766)



U14's National League success

Story posted March 2017

Islington Panthers under 14's team finished 2nd place as runners up in the Southern Conference II Basketball England 2016-17 National League.
Huge celebrations to the boys.

The team worked very hard to win two thirds of their games winning 12 out of 18 games - the highest score being over 100 in one game.

Success this season was due to an improved effort, working together and to our head coach. This is a huge improvement on last season which was very much a development season for the boys.

Next season, the team are looking forward to a successful season.


NBA night to remember

Story posted Jan 2017

Twenty-four hours before the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers took to the O2 arena as part of the NBA Global Games London 2017, the team were given the chance to get out on the court and work on their skills....

As well as making use of the state-of-the art facility, the team also met NBA legends Isiah Thomas, Dikembe Mutombo and Ronny Turiaf!

Head of Arsenal in the Community Alan Sefton was impressed by the session: "I was amazed at how much our Islington youngsters knew about these former players from NBA and how excited they were to meet them and get their tips. It was a brilliant evening."

The experience came courtesy of Arsenal and the official club partner Gatorade, who are also an official partner of the NBA Global Games London 2017.


(Story taken from www.arsenal.com
Read more at http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/20170118/nba-night-to-remember-for-local-school#VYXCFaiKP2MCTtCo.99)