The Cambridge University Women's Basketball Club (CUWBbC) is comprised of the Women’s Blues (Firsts) and Panthers (Seconds) teams, each comprising up to 15 registered players.
The Blues play in the BUCS Midlands 1A League and the BUCS Basketball Cup Competition while the Panthers, established in 2010, have begun to compete in the BUCS Midlands 3B League and the Midlands Conference Cup for the first time in 2016. As with all Cambridge sports, the Blues and Panthers' seasons culminate in the annual Varsity Matches against Oxford in March. Members of the Blues team have the opportunity to win 'Full Blues' each season if the team win the Varsity match and reach the Final 4 in the BUCS playoffs. If you are coming to Cambridge as a fresher in September or October and are interested in playing basketball at university level, get in touch with us via our contact form. The Club also runs the College League for anyone interested in playing at a less competitive level and further details can be found on the College League section of this website.
Trials for the 2017-18 Season!
Whether you've been playing for years or are thinking you'd like to pick up a new sport, then we'd love to have you come along to tryout for either the Panthers or Blues women's teams. Here are the details:
When: 6-7pm on Saturday 7th Oct Where: Kelsey Kerridge Sports Center located on Queen Anne Terrace off Parker's Piece (see map below)
Fee: You will need to pay £1.20 entry fee for the sports center. Bring: Make sure to bring a water bottle and wear your trainers and sports gear.
Questions: If you have any questions, please contact Becky Illingworth (the Club President) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Leonie de Jonge (Blues Captain 2017/18) at email@example.com
Highlights from the 2016-2017 Season
2017 Varsity Highlights video! Edited by Kate Burell. Commentary by David Delgado and Biko JJ Zino
This year's video was filmed by Cristina Gomez and Kate Burrell and edited by Kate Burrell. Cameras and other equipment provided by CU-TV. Enjoy!
The Varsity Squad! Front row (left to right): Mie Monti, Stefania Mataragka, Lauren Logan, Carla Rios, Cristina Gomez, Paloma Navarro Back row (left to right): Pia Hecher, Jess Hunt, Claire Ratican, Herta Gatter, Leonie de Jonge, Laura Hildt, Becky Illingworth Missing: Emily Lees, Amalio Fernandez Pacheco (Head Coach), Michelle Quay (2nd Coach)
SUNDAY 26TH FEBRUARY CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY SPORTS CENTRE
The Club is proud to announce that we will be hosting the ALS Ice Basket Challenge on Friday 2nd December! It is a fundraising event for Motor Neurone Disease which will be held at the Cambridge University Sports Centre. The Bluebird has published an article on their website with more information which you can find under the "Recent Press" tab. To sign up and keep updated with prizes and other exciting news, simply visit the Facebook event. If you can't make it on the day, you can still contribute by donating to the JustGiving page. The links to each are below.
The BUCS game schedules for Blues and Panthers are up! The Blues first game against Anglia Ruskin University has been POSTPONED (no new date fixed yet) and the Panthers will debut in BUCS against De Montfort University 1sts on Wednesday 19th October at 15:15 at the Cambridge Sports Centre. Come along to support!