News and Announcements
The Windsor Valiants are pleased to announce Nikki Vidakovic as the new Head Coach of the JUEL team for the upcoming season. In addition Milica Kulidzan and Cara Weese will also be on board as Assistant coaches. Nikki has been a part of the staff with the 5 time National Championship winning University of Windsor Women’s basketball team, head coach of the Tecumseh Vista High School Sr. Girls and Jr. Boys Team, Serbian Girls Major Midget Travel Team and has had some experience coaching oversees in England.
“We are very excited for the upcoming season! The club is thrilled with the new coaching staff in place for the JUEL team for upcoming season because of their strong community involvement, basketball backgrounds and most importantly they are all strong female leaders. We couldn’t be more excited to bring these three great ambassadors of female sport on board this year!” Josh Leeman, Windsor Valiants Executive Director
We are also pleased to announce that there will be some changes in the JUEL/JUEL Prep schedule this year and that both teams will be traveling to the Chicago Nike Windy City Classic in April and the National Club Championships in BC in August.
There are open gym sessions every Monday night at Forster Community Hub (749 Felix Ave), except August 7th, from 7:30-9:30pm and we encourage any interested players to come out. Tryouts will be taking place the second week of September, days and times will be sent out and posted on the Valiants Website in the coming days. Please feel free to pass along to any players that you think would be interested in playing this season.
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All games will be played at Forster Community Hub – 749 Felix Ave
Playoff Schedule: Wednesday June 30th
5pm – EBTA vs. Slushnova
6pm – Stag Elite vs. Bridgeans Juvies – Semi #1
7pm – Tune Squad vs. Saints – Semi #2
8pm – Windsor Bridgeans vs. Stag Spartans – 3rd Place Game
9pm – Mixed Bag vs. Impact – Championship Game
10pm – Winner of Semi #1 vs. Winner of Semi #2 – Championship Game
Team Ontario’s 14U team competed in a tournament in Montreal this past weekend with their competition being other provincial teams and local club teams all of which were the 16U level. The team went undefeated for the weekend going 4-0. Three Valiants players are represented on the team! Hayley Woods, Ashanti and Jamilah Poku-Christian. Congratulations on a great weekend and best of luck with the rest of the competitions this summer.
View the link to watch them in game action!! https://1drv.ms/f/s!Aik2xk3KJDvmhQ9KQ82SG8l_aeJx
Hayley – #12
Ashanti – #8
Jamilah – #5
On Saturday, May 20th, the U12 Major Atom team traveled over to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the FAAST basketball tournament. It was a long day of basketball for the team, with the girls playing a total of four games within six hours. The Major Atom girls went an undefeated for the day, winning all 4 games. The team fought hard, played tremendously well together, and came out to win a tight championship game against the Michigan Monarchs with the final score of 43-40.
Coach Chris and coach Kristine are very proud and extremely impressed with the determination and persistence that all the girls showed throughout the entire day to get them the FAAST May Bash 2017 Championship title! What an incredible start to this team’s off-season! Keep up the great work, Valiants!!