As the 2015/16 season closes, the club has decided to shift its focus to the future generation of the club.
The club is seeing a huge increase in members aged 4-16 years of age (boys and girls) where the need for more junior teams is clearly apparent to provide our members with more competition. With this being said, the aim for next season is to have teams for all ages from U12 & U14 (boys & girls) as well as U16 & U18 (boys) with designated practice slots and coaches per team.
This news will mean that the Topcats will no longer compete in the NBL D2 Men’s league as well as the Women’s Basketball League (WBBL) but haven’t closed the doors to senior basketball being back at the club in the very near future. At this present time, the focus will be shifted to the young boys and girls who need the club’s complete attention and time to ensure they are given the best opportunities that the Brixton Topcats can offer them.
Topcats Owner & Founder, Jimmy Rogers explains it has been a tough decision to make but is in the best interest of the club at this current time and for the future.
“I can only reiterate, that this difficult decision has been reached, with the long term aims & interests of the club at heart. We have a significant increase in our younger membership and currently have no participation for U14 and U16 Boys & girls which has to change.
“I feel extremely confident that this direction will best serve our membership requirements.”
Further details will be available shortly with news on the coaching staff and practice times for next season’s teams.