Busy time for Alford


November was a busy month for Alford Basketball Club.

The senior men continued their quest for a win in the Grampian Second Division with losses to Beacon, Police and Garioch. No victories yet in their inaugural season but getting closer all the time.



The under 18 girls fared better with their first two competitive wins, at home in a friendly over Garioch and at the International School of Aberdeen in the Superleague against Portlethen.

There were two Superleague rounds at ISA in November also featuring the U16 and U18 boys. The U16 team (a combined Alford/Garioch squad as neither club could field a full side) sit top of the league with some impressive wins over Portlethen, Beacon and ISA.

The under 18 boys have had a tougher time and have yet to register a win in their group. U16/U18 club players Stuart Baker, Ben Johnston, Harry Craik and John Jessiman are also playing for the Grampian Flyers in the Scottish National Leagues.

In the Regional Development Leagues (also run at ISA) the Alford boys at U12 and U14 level have had a successful month.

The U14s sit third in the table behind two very strong teams from Highland who feature several Scotland players.

The U12s have six wins out of six and are two points clear of second place Portlethen. The Superleagues and RDLs resume in January with finals scheduled for March as part of the Grampian Cup Finals day. Club coaches hope that some of the younger players can follow Tullynessle’s Tom Craik into the Scottish teams after selection next March.

November also saw a successful ceilidh at Craigievar Hall featuring the ever popular Clachan Yell. With all this basketball happening the club is always looking for fundraising opportunities. New players are also welcome.

Training is on Tuesday after school for girls and U12 boys, Sunday afternoons for U18 boys and adults. Visit our website for more details: http://alfordbc.leaguerepublic.com/index.html