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Welcome to Calderdale Explorers

Welcome to Calderdale Explorers

David Jane23 Aug 2021 - 13:13
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All About the Explorers

Calderdale Explorers is a non-profit community organisation whose objective is to promote and provide opportunity for local and community level basketball for people within the Calderdale community. We are affiliated to the National Governing Body, BASKETBALL ENGLAND and play competitively within their League structures at Senior and Junior level ( Under 16 team) with all of our competitive players registered members of the national organization. Calderdale Mambas is a hybrid team which comprises of Under 18 players with a few older players who play in the Local Leeds League.

We follow the Basketball England “Training Pathway” standards and guidelines in regard to player and coach development. We currently play our home games at North Halifax Grammar in Halifax but also attract players from communities and towns in Calderdale and the surrounding area. All of our sessions are delivered by Qualified and Licensed Basketball England coaches

We look to promote and value the ideals of teamwork, friendship, respect and self-discipline whilst creating a sporting environment that will benefit a person’s individual’s holistic development, while always being aware that basketball is a team sport.

We look to attain financial stability through subscriptions, fundraising activities and sponsorship and grants in order to fund court hire, equipment, referees, governance, playing kits and to ensure our coaching team have the necessary coaching qualifications.
All officials and coaching teams at the club are volunteers and give their time and commitment for the love of the game, a game that we love.

At Senior Level we run two teams Calderdale Explorers ( Seniors ) play in National Basketball League Division 3 whilst Calderdale Mambas compete in the Leeds Local League Division 2 .

At Junior level we have 3 sections Minis which is for 8 to 12 year olds . The players will play competitively at selected round robin events in our very own mini leagues throughout the year but at this level the focus is very much based at learning the fundamental skills of the game as opposed to competitive play .

Our Under 14 age group (13 and 14 year olds) play competitively at selected round robin events in our very own mini leagues throughout the year and also will generally play selected friendly games against other clubs.

Our Under 16 team plays competitively in Basketball England National Leagues , however it is not mandatory for players who attend to play for team and we are happy for anyone to come along and get basketball training .

Cost per session for Juniors is £10 per session and there are discounted monthly options available . If selected there are no additional costs for Matchdays and no additional uniform costs as Kits and supplied on day and returned and reissued as required . For players who are picked for the National League team (U14 & U16) there is an £18.50 fee for a National League license payable to Basketball England which is valid for a year.

We also get involved with the local community and currently run several afterschool clubs in the local area .

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