Lord’s Taverners Junior League Wheelchair Basketball. First Round Report.


Thanks to McGill, plumbing and heating specialists, a group of talented young wheelchair basketball players were able to head south this weekend to take part in the first round of the Lord’s Taverners Junior League.  The company, based in Dundee, kindly allowed the team the use of one of their vans to help transport the ten specialist sports wheelchairs that were needed to enable these young disabled athletes to take part in this prestigious competition.

The youngsters who currently play for local teams Dundee Dragons WSC and Lothian Phoenix teamed up with players from Carlisle WSC  to take part in this event that pits U15 and U19 teams from across the UK against each other in a highly competitive tournament. The first three rounds take place at Durham University and see the teams take on north division rivals RGK Tees Valley Titans, Wakefield Whirlwinds, North Wales Knights and Leeds Spiders. The  finals in April will see the top teams from the north, south and central regions meet and fight it out for the number one spot.

As defending champions the under 15s first team are keen to repeat their victory of last year and got their campaign off to a storming start by winning all their games whilst the more inexperienced second team put in three thrilling performances winning one match and narrowly missing out on the other two.

Equally the under 19s showed real potential during their three high intensity games that saw end to end play with the teams trading baskets throughout the halves.


The second round is to be played in December and, based on the performances given, all teams have high hopes of success.

Sally Lumsdaine, DDWSC Basketball Lead.

Changes to the Club Schedule from 7th November 2015

Please find below the modifications to the club’s schedule, starting from 7 November 2015.

The Saturday morning sessions will change their format to the following:


Childrens Multisports

Racquet Sports


Basketball for All


Basketball for selected junior players, this session will enable full hall games to be played and practices to be undertaken.


Quad Rugby for Adults, this session will be in the bigger hall and will enable us to play full court games.

Tuesday Badminton sessions at Grove will be discontinued with the final session on Tuesday 27 October.

Badminton will be available on the Saturday morning from 10am-11am.

Monday Curling remains unchanged.

Sunday Tennis will continue at David Lloyd Leisure in Monifieth as follows:

14:00-15:00 for Children

15:00-16:00 for Adults, although adults are welcome from 2pm to assist with the children’s session

Kind Regards,

DDWSC Committee.

Well Done David!

The Craiglockhart Edinburgh Wheelchair Open was held on the weekend of 17-18th September, with Wheelchair Tennis players from all over Scotland competing in the singles and doubles competitions.

We’re thrilled to report great success for Dundee Dragon David Birtles, who was runner up in the B League Singles, and winner in the doubles!

Well Done David!

david birtles wins tennis