University of Worcester to Host International Basketball Tournament


Held at the St John's Campus, the Worcester Cup 2018 contest will include players from a high profile European club, national youth players and talent from within the University.

The four teams competing are Wales Futures, which is the Wales Under 20 national side, CSS Buzau Under 18s (a club team from Buzau, Romania), Worcester Wolves Under 18s, and a University of Worcester Select team, made up of players selected from the existing University teams.

The round-robin style tournament, which the public are welcome to attend and watch, runs from Friday, May 25 to Sunday, May 27. Matches on May 25 and May 26 are at 4pm and 6pm, while matches on May 27 at are 12pm and 2pm.

This event builds on a successful training camp at the University last year involving Wales Futures and Worcester Wolves Under 18s.

Alex Radu, Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester and also Head Coach of the Wales Futures team, said: "As we have done in previous years with successful camps held at the University, we look forward to welcoming the visiting teams to Worcester. This is a good opportunity for the public to see top level youth basketball and potential future stars of the game in action and the matches should make for absorbing viewing.

"As Head Coach for Wales Futures side, this is another great opportunity for us to continue the preparation programme and to test ourselves against some good quality European opposition."

Jon Miller, Head Coach of Worcester Wolves Under 18s team, added: "We are currently involved in preparing a team for next season and three international games will give us a good indication of players" potential and what we need to work on during the summer."

Anyone interested in watching the games can come along to the St John's Sports Hall on campus on the day.

Matches are as follows:

Friday, May 25

4pm - CSS Buzau U18 vs. Univ. of Worcester Select

6pm - Wales Futures vs. Worcester Wolves U18

Saturday, May 26

4pm - Univ. of Worcester Select vs. Worcester Wolves U18

6pm - Wales Futures vs. CSS Buzau U18

Sunday, May 27

12pm - Wales Futures vs. Univ. of Worcester Select

2pm - CSS Buzau U18 vs. Worcester Wolves U18