Thunder juniors hold annual awards

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WORTHING Thunder Basketball Club’s junior teams held their annual presentation event at Lancing Leisure Centre on Friday evening.

The club had its most successful year to date as the under-18s were South Premier League champions and National play-off champions, while the under-16s were runners-up in the South Premier League and came fourth in the National play-offs.

The under-15s came sixth in South 1 League and the under-13s finished second in their South 1 League and got to the last eight of the National play-offs.

The under-18s’ most valuable player (MVP) was Jack Sunderland, who recently made his debut for the England under-18 team at a tournament in Cherbourg, France.

Alex Barbary was the most improved player and the hustle award went to Tom Chamberlain.

Luke Nelson was named MVP for the under-16s, while Max Richardson took the most-improved player award and Arthur Holt took the hustle award.

The under-15s’ MVP was Edwin Murawha, while Connor Mountifield was the most improved player and Charlie Chalaye won the hustle award.

Kyla Nelson was the MVP for the under-13 team, Keanu Kellet was the most improved player and the hustle award went to Denny Burling.