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1st Viper Girls Gold Medal

VIPERS TO ADD ALL GIRLS TEAMS FOR 2015-16

A new era of OBA Rep basketball has begun in KW starting in September of 2015 – The KW YBA will be offering a whole slate of Girls Rep teams under the Viper banner. Since its inception in 1983-84 as a local House League-only organization, the YBA has been growing and developing in the KW area. Eventually they started running Viper teams in the Ontario Basketball Association. Initially these teams were composed of boys selected from the House League to represent KW in a few tournaments and the provincial championships. From these humble beginnings, a strong OBA Rep division grew to the point that the YBA and Vipers were selected as the “Club of the Year” in 2012 by the OBA. However, there was still an aspect missing. They had no Girls rep teams because of a gentleman’s agreement with the KW Lightning, a Girls only Rep club from the same area. With the recent demise of that club however, a vacuum was created and the YBA has stepped up to fill it.

 

“Because we are a solid, incorporated, not-for-profit Minor Sports organization, we felt an obligation to provide an opportunity for girls to continue in their development as basketball players and young people in our community” said John Illingworth, current President of the KW YBA. “This venture will add another stream to round out our club, making it one of the strongest in the province”, he added.

 

The initial goal will be to run a minimum of 1 team in each of the OBA’s divisions. Adding 9 Girls Rep teams to the 16 Boys team run last year will put the YBA in the top 5 clubs in the province in terms of number of teams running.

 

The KW YBA will also be hosting OBA sanctioned tournaments for each of these team allowing teams from across the province to visit KW and play in some of our fine facilities.

Ontario Cup 2015

Gold Medal Winners

Bantam-White

Major Bantam

Midget-White

Silver Medal Winners

Major Atom-White

Midget-Red

Juvenile-Red

Junior Elite-Red

Bronze Medal Winners

Bantam-Red

Major Midget-White

Vipers Club of the Year Award 

 

2012 Provincial Cup Results

 

Gold Medal Winners

Bantam 1

Major Bantam 1

Juvenile

Junior 1

 

Silver Medal Winners

Junior 2

 

Bronze Medal Winners

Major Atom 2

Major Midget

 

 

 

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