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Fundraising basketball game for Muscular Dystrophy UK and Bears Wheelchair basketball Club Meriel Park first captured the hearts of the Bears back in October 2016, when she came to watch the Bears first team in live action. In 2010 Meriel (aged 21 months) was diagnosed with Nemaline Myopathy, a very rare, degenerative muscle condition with no treatment or cure, which changed the lives of her family overnight. Nemaline Myopathy is one of the congenital myopathies, ultimately meaning those affected are reliant on others for care in all areas of their lives. Less than 50 people in the UK have been

26/5/2018 National Championship Play-Offs Division 1 Semi Final The Bears once again featured at this seasons National Play-offs, after Bears first team qualified after  winning the 1st Division South and winning promotion to the B.W.B’s Premier League for the first time in the club’s history.  The First game of the weekend was against C.W.S.C Panthers who won promotion back into the B.W.B’s Premier league. C.W.S.C Panthers : 63 Bears : 62 The Bears narrowly missed out of the weekends final by the slightest of margins, in what turned out to be one of the games of this years finals. The

First Division South C.W.B.A 2 : 35 Bears : 68 The Bears wheelchair basketball club clinched the top spot on Sunday in their last game of the 2017-18 season and booked their spot in this year’s B.W.B National League Play Offs in Sheffield on the 26th/27th May.  At the same time they also secured their promotion to the Premier League for the first time in the club’s history From the tip-off the Bears were in an upbeat mood after last Sundays win against their closest rivals London Titans.  The Bears took control the game with Ian Beach, Ben Haigh and

5/5/2018 In a season-defining weekend for Bears 1 and 2, both teams travelled down south to London on Saturday for Bears 2 to play Hackney Sparrows and then travel to Stanmore for Bears 1 and 2 to face London Titans 2 and 3 on the Sunday.  After last weekends win against Norwich Lowriders, Bears 2 needed another win from one of the weekends games to secure their place in the 2nd division, and avoid relegation.   The Bears 1 team had to face Titans 2 on the Sunday, with both teams on one loss each, and a game that could be

29/4/2018 Second Division South Norwich Lowriders: 28 Bears 2: 39 The Bears 2 kept their survival hopes of staying up in division 2 alive when they came away from Norwich with a hard fought win.  Once again Bears were missing some of their second team, due to injuries, but they were lucky to have their Invictus hopefuls, Rick Powell and Andy Roberts back available.  The Bears also had to promote their Junior player Aaron Grant, and also turn to their Women’s team captain Aimee Hillson, to step up to help with their survival fight. The Bears looked nervous from the

14/4/2018 BWB  Women’s League Round 3   Bears WBC: 17 Blackhawks WBC: 63 The Bears WBC first game was a tough prospect, after losing to Blackhawks by a considerable margin the last time the teams met in February.  From the tip off the Bears looked disjointed and nervous and the Blackhawks took full advantaged to run up a dominating lead in the first quarter.  Making the most of the chances available to them, Bears’ Sharleen Honey and Ellan Fraser emerged as leading scorers.  Blackhawks kept a strong hold on their impenetrable defence, and piled on the points on offence to

8/4/2018 Second Division South Essex Outlaws 2: 65 Bears 2: 26 The Bears second team suffered a big defeat when they travelled to top of the table Essex Outlaws on Sunday.  The Bears faced a tough game from the off due to missing from their numbers two of their players, Andy Roberts and Rick Powell, who were at the Invictus games trials in Bath. The Bears started strong and were able to match a well drilled Outlaws team at each end of the court but as the game progressed the Outlaws were able to take advantage of their experience and