Loughborough’s Charnwood College celebrates double victory at national basketball finals

The Charnwood College Riders have secured a double national title, as they were crowned winners of the Elite Academy Basketball League (EABL) and Women’s Elite Academy Basketball League (WEABL) National Finals last week.


Both the boys’ and girls’ squads, who attend Sixth Form and train at Loughborough’s Charnwood College, which is part of the David Ross Education Trust, claimed the 2018 EABL and WEABL 3x3 National Championship title at Leicester Arena.


The Riders boys’ team showcased an impressive performance throughout the competition and went on to beat Myerscough College 19-14 during their closing match.


Will Maynard, Head Coach of the Charnwood College Riders boys’ squad, said: “The boys played with heart and competed with drive and determination to come away with the championship.


“Seeing so many young talented players in this competition is special, and one of the reasons why basketball in this country continues to grow.”


After a challenging few games, the Riders girls’ squad secured their title after celebrating a 22-10 victory in the final game against Barking Abbey.


Head Coach Krumesh Patel said: “What an achievement – we have enjoyed competing in 3x3 for the last few years and this is a great reward.”




As part of the David Ross Education Trust, Charnwood College is committed to supporting talented athletes, by encouraging them to aim high and achieve the very highest levels then can.


As a result of the school’s partnership with the Leicester Riders basketball team, Charnwood College offers an incredible opportunity for basketball players to enhance their talents alongside professional players whilst completing their A level studies. Students have the chance to compete in national fixtures, sports tours in Europe, funded trips to major tournaments and sports bursaries and scholarships.


If you would like to find out more about life at Charnwood College, please contact 01509 554 400 or email office@charnwoodcollege.org