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James Bowers takes control of Gloucester City Queens for first time in spirited Women’s Basketball League defeat to Sheffield Hatters

Gloucester City Queens saw a change in coaching roles in a 109-56 defeat to Sheffield Hatters as previously appointed assistant coach James Bowers took charge of the game. Jay Marriott, CEO of Gloucester Sport, had been the head coach for the entirety of the season, but his assistant, Bowers, was officially registered on the Women’s […]

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Gloucester City Queens suffer spirited defeat in new head coach James Bowers’ first game against Women’s Basketball League leaders Sheffield Hatters

Gloucester City Queens extended their winless run in the Women’s British Basketball League to seven games with a 109-56 loss to Sheffield Hatters. The game was new head coach James Bowers’ first in charge of the Queens as the team transitions from Jay Marriott’s tenure in charge. After the game Bowers admitted that despite the […]

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Gloucester City Queens coach reveals what was missing as his team lose first game without Melita Emanuel-Carr in damaging defeat to Caledonia Pride

The Gloucester City Queens suffered their first loss without star player Melita Emanuel-Carr since she was controversially released in mid-January. The Queens fell to a bruising 71-55 loss to Caledonia Pride in Edinburgh yesterday evening in a performance that showed nothing that the team stands for according to coach Jay Marriot. “My disappointment is that […]

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NBA All-Star Weekend Recap: Steph Curry shines as Team LeBron beat Team Durant while Karl-Anthony Towns wins 3-point contest

Steph Curry stole the limelight in Cleveland in the NBA All-Star game on Sunday night scoring 50 points which included SIXTEEN three pointers setting a new NBA All-Star record in the process. Team LeBron came out victorious over Team Durant winning 163-160 with LeBron James himself hitting a fadeaway shot to secure the win for […]

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Gloucester City Queens Star Melita Emanuel-Carr on Black History Month and inspirational Andrea Boreland

Gloucester City Queens star Melita Emanuel-Carr has highlighted the late Andrea Boreland as one of her basketball inspirations. Emanuel-Carr was speaking during Black History Month, which took place during October. As a black woman, the month has plenty of meaning to the 26-year-old, who highlighted former London Lions coach Boreland as an inspiration. “Andrea, who […]

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“No Regrets” – Gloucester City Queens coach Jay Marriott upbeat despite first loss to Manchester Met Mystics

A 66-69 defeat to Manchester Met Mystics handed Gloucester City Queens their first loss of the WBBL season in a nail biting finish at Oxstalls Sport Park. The Queens looked down and out midway through the 4th quarter but almost made a dramatic comeback to send the game into overtime. Head coach Jay Marriott remained […]

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OPINION: Investment into Gloucester Knights is an example of why UK Basketball is on the brink of greatness

The co-chairman of Gloucester City AFC, Alex Petheram, has recently invested heavily into the city’s basketball team, Gloucester Knights, marking a major landmark in the future of Gloucestershire sport. The aim of Petheram’s co-ownership and investment is to get the Knights into the top division of Basketball in the UK to the British Basketball League […]

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Lebron James, Marcus Rashford and why athletes shouldn’t stick to ‘just sports’

“We must always take side. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” – Elie Wiesel Only a few weeks ago, AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic voiced a rather controversial opinion that sports people should avoid getting involved in politics and stick to sports. He called out four-time NBA champion […]

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International Women’s Day: The top 5 female athletes to look out for in 2021

To celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) we’re taking a look at some of the brightest up and coming female talent in sport. Women’s sport is growing exponentially at the moment, with the Women’s World Cup setting the benchmark in 2019, as over 1 billion people tuned in over the course of the tournament. So let’s […]