News and Announcements
The Windsor Valiants Juel basketball team will be participating in a wheelchair basketball Fundraiser event on Saturday March 17th to help raise money for LaSalle Lightning Wheelchair Basketball group. The event is taking place at the WFCU centre in conjunction with the Windsor Express game the same night. Come out and enjoy some great basketball on Saturday night and support this great initiative.
Windsor Valiants travel teams made their way up the 401 this past weekend to compete in the annual London Rambler Tournament. After a slow start in their tournament opener vs the host Ramlers the U11 (Atom) team was able to bounce back with some strong performances with wins over Brantford CYO and Valhalla on Saturday afternoon to advance to the SemiFinals on Saturday morning. Once again the Valiants Atom team was able to prevail vs a game Tecumseh Saints squad winning 38-30 to advance to the Championship game and a rematch vs the hosts London Ramblers. In a strong defensive effort they held the Ramblers to just 11 point on route to a 28-11 victory to claim the Gold Medal and win the tournament. Great job ladies and coaches on a great weekend and best of luck with the rest of your season!
The U10 Novice Valiants Squad went undefeated on their quest for the Championship!!!!
The tournament hosted by the London Ramblers on the weekend of February 16th-18th was the third successful tournament for these ladies.
The first game pitted the Valiants against a smaller yet ambitious team from Brantford CYO. Although the score may say otherwise there was no quit in Brantford. The Valiants took the win in a 37-0 decision.
On the first of two games Saturday the Valiants played the Guelph Gryphons. What started out as a back and forth battle, eventually seen the Valiants settle down and prove too much for a savvy Guelph team. The Valiants came out on top with a 42-23 win.
Saturday’s second game proved to be the biggest test of the weekend for our young Valiants. The winner of this one would go on to the championship game. They played the KW Vipers in front of a spirited crowd of family and friends. This was an evenly fought battle with every possession heavily contested. As time ran down we again see our Valiants finish strong with a 24-20 win. This put the Valiants at 3-0 and ready for Championship Sunday.
After a good night’s rest the Valiants were prepared to battle hard for a win. They faced the Huron Lakers who proved a worthy adversary. The first half was evenly matched with the Valiants up 11-9 at halftime. With Time to refocus and make adjustments the Valiants came out and increased their lead in shifts 5 thru 8. The Valiants clinched the championship with a 34-21 win!!
Congratulations to the U10 Novice Valiants Team on an exciting weekend of basketball. Thank you to the London Ramblers Basketball Association for hosting a great tournament.
Both Coach Dan and Coach Jason have worked hard with the ladies, and are very proud of the teamwork they showed in winning this championship.
Thank you to all the parents, family and friends for your continued support and passionate cheering throughout the season.
Keep up the good work ladies!!
Former Windsor Valiant and Current 5th year player at St. Clair College, Shannon Kennedy became the all time leading scorer in the OCAA for Women’s Basketball. A tremendous accomplishment for her and the program. Congratulations Shannon! Fantastic accomplishment from not only a great player, but also leader, teammate, mentor and young woman. Program, former teammates, coaches and All Valiants Families are extremely proud of all that you have accomplished at St. Clair and wish you continued success in everything that you do in the future.
The 2018 Windsor Valiants girls only house league basketball dates have been announced. There will be eight sessions for girls in grades one through nine. All sessions will take place at 749 Felix Ave at the Forster Community Hub in Windsor. The winter session will focus more on game like situations for house league participants as our fall sessions focused more on skill development. Grades one through three house league sessions will start at 9am. Grades four through six sessions will be 10:15am until 11:30am. The last session featuring grades seven through nine will take place 11:45am until 1:00pm. The cost is $70 and girls will get a Valiants branded t-shirt. The registration form is attached and can be emailed back to email@example.com. Payments can be made on the first day of house league by cash or cheque.
The document 2018_Winter_Houseleague_Registration_Form.docx was attached to this post.