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Optimistic Loss for the U14 Boys

December 14th, 2016

The South Lanarkshire Colliers U14 boys hosted Glasgow Rens at St Andrews & St Brides High School in the first meeting between the 2 clubs in the under 14 Strathclyde Basketball league. 

Exciting win for Colliers u16 girls vs St Mirren

December 13th, 2016

The U16 Colliers Girls travelled to Renfrewshire to take on the St Mirren Saints in their first away game of the season in the Strathclyde League.

Under 14 Boys vs  NL Chiefs

November 16th, 2016

The South Lanarkshire Colliers under 14 boys opened their season by hosting their Lanarkshire rivals North Lanarkshire Chiefs in the SLBA.

Race Night 2016

November 8th, 2016

The Colliers hosted their first race night in late October at the Miners Welfare in Blantyre.

Under 16 Men get the Win against the Rocks

November 6th, 2016

The Colliers u16 men got their second win in the Strathclyde league to remain undefeated. With a poor first quarter the Colliers saw themselves trailing Renfrew 15–10 due to poor defence and early foul trouble which saw starting centre Stuart Barton sit on the bench for the remainder of the half. 

Great Win for the under 18 Men

October 30th, 2016

The Under 18 South Lanarkshire Colliers squad hosted the Highland Bears from Inverness with both teams unable to bring a large squad.

Colliers Race Night 2016

October 6th, 2016

We will be hosting our first race night at Blantyre Miners Welfare on Friday the 28th of October from 7pm until midnight.

Sponsorship Opportunities

August 11th, 2016

To find out how you or your organisation could benefit from becoming part of the Colliers family through sponsorship please....

Colliers Summer Skill Sessions

June 21st, 2016

Colliers Summer Skill Sessions will take place once again at Uddingston Sports Centre. With 5 weeks of summer basketball to help you improve your fitness and fundamentals, you’ll be more than ready to start pre-season basketball in August. 

Coalfield Regeneration Trust Blantyre School's Tournament

June 11th, 2016

In December 2015 the South Lanarkshire Colliers Basketball Club were awarded £1,858 by the Coalfield Regeneration Trust after a successful pitch at Coalfields Community Challenge Dragons Den event by club Chairman Graham Hunter.

Awards Night 2016

April 30th, 2016

The annual Colliers awards night is always a fantastic event and one which brings the whole club together to celebrate success. 

Impressive Win for the Div 3 Men

April 4th, 2016

A close and competitive game became a blowout in the fourth quarter as Colliers player James Wright put on an incredible shooting display to close out the game.

Div 1 Men get the Win against WCS Buddies

March 28th, 2016

The Colliers started off strong with dominant scoring from Michael Lynn, Graham Hunter and Ross Rankin and great defensive commitment from Chris Davidson. 

Colliers U14 girls win first National Title

March 22nd, 2016

In the run up to this game, the Colliers hadn’t lost a game and Rocks only one (to the Colliers back in October) so it was clear the two best teams in the country were in for a battle. 

U16 Boys take loss against St Mirren

March 22nd, 2016

The Colliers knew they were in for a tough game after previously losing to St Mirren 79-50 however were determined to make a better showing this time around. 

Newsletter # 4

March 17th, 2016

Find out whats been going with the Colliers over the last month.

Scotland Development Squad Selections

March 17th, 2016

Fantastic news as 4 young Colliers are selected for the National Team. We caught up with each of them regarding this major achievement, here’s what they had to say below.

Sports Awards nominees are revealed

March 15th, 2016

FIND out who is in contention to lift the various awards on offer at EK Sports Council's prize night on April 23.

 

Men's Division 3 Team In End of Season Push

March 15th, 2016

With six games in four weeks over February and March to close out the season, and with only 8 players from the original squad of fifteen now available, it was always going to be a tricky run in for the Colliers Division 3 team to close out the season. 

Colliers U14 girls advance to the Scottish Cup Final

March 11th, 2016

It has been a long season for this group of girls who have competed in the U16 National League division 1, the SLBA U16 local league and the west U14 RDL. 

Junior women seal the win in last minute!

March 10th, 2016

The under 18 girls continued their strong performance in the Strathclyde League, despite initially struggling against a Fever team that has really improved since the teams last met in November. 

Solid win for the Div 1 Men in Renfrew!

March 4th, 2016

The Colliers started off taking the momentum of the game from the start with Alex Dobbie opening the scoring with an aggressive layup. 

Senior women beat fourth placed Rocks!

March 3rd, 2016

The senior women ended their national league season on a high, beating the Glasgow Rocks who are fourth in the league.  

Div 1 Men defeat Ayrshire a 3rd time

February 26th, 2016

The Colliers faced the Ayrshire Tornadoes on Wednesday night for the third time of the season and just after putting them out of the Anderson Cup 3 days previous.

Defence first for the young Colliers

February 23rd, 2016

the Colliers under 14 boys welcomed the Clyde Cavaliers for their final home game of the group with the aim to be focus on having fun whilst on the court. 

Colliers men secure place in Final

February, 23rd, 2016

The Colliers showed up to Dalry Primary on Sunday afternoon ready to go after two weeks of training preparation for the game.

Great team Win for the Division 1 Men

February, 20th, 2016

The Div 1 men faced Glasgow City for the second time of the season at Eastbank Academy tonight. 

U18 Men get the Win against Flyers

February, 17th, 2016

the U18 Colliers faced a tough opponent on their home court in the Grampian Flyers side who had handed the Colliers a big loss in the previous encounter in Aberdeen. This match however, played out with a different ending.

Newsletter # 3

February, 15th, 2016

Catch up on the latest updates here.

U14 Boys Stand Strong against Ayr

February, 11th 2016

The Colliers under 14 boys hosted a tough Ayr Storm team in their second home game of the season. 

U14 Colliers Girls advance to Cup Semi Final

February, 3rd 2016

The Colliers under 14 girls added another win to their undefeated record (25-0) on Sunday as they advanced to the semi finals of the Scottish Cup with a win over Fraserburgh Storm.

Another close game for the Senior Women

January 29th, 2016

the Colliers had to face the second strongest team of the league on Saturday. 

Colliers Senior men secure place in the Semi Finals

January 27th, 2016

the game started off with Oatlands opening the scoring and building a small lead with the visiting Colliers unable to get going offensively or defensively. 

Another Convincing Win for the U14 Boys

January 27th, 2016

The Colliers under 14 boys made their second 40 mile trip of the season to face the Clyde Cavaliers in Gourock.

Tough loss in overtime for Senior Women

January 21st, 2016

The Colliers got on court with a lot of energy and creativity and 7 quick points that forced Blaze to a time out. 

Under 14 Boy's get the Win in Ayr

January 19th, 2016

the U14 Boys made took a 40 mile trip to Ayr for their first game of the new year. The Colliers anticipated a tough game going by both team’s previous results

U16 Cadets vs Glasgow Storm - SLBA

January 5th, 2016

After recent poor starts to matches the Colliers came out right from the start fired up for the match and were determined in gaining another win.

Newsletter #2

December 22nd, 2015

Find out whats been going on with the Colliers in our latest newsletter. 

Colliers take on undefeated St Mirren

December 17th, 2015

For the final game for any Colliers team in 2015, the U16 girls travelled to the Lagoon in Paisley to take on league leaders St Mirren. 

Coalfields Community Challenge Dragons Den event

December 12th, 2015

The Colliers have been successful with a funding proposal to the Scottish Coalfield Regeneration Fund with their Coalfields Community Challenge securing £1,858.

Div 1 Men show great composure to secure win in Ayrshire

December 7th, 2015

The Div 1 men travelled to Dalry Primary School in Ayrshire over the weekend to face the newly formed Ayrshire Tornadoes which brought together Troon Tornadoes and Stevenson Sabres to form a very strong squad.

Junior women have a strong second half to beat Fever

November 25th, 2015

November 20th, 2015 - the under 18 girls continued their strong performance in the Strathclyde League in their second game, despite initially struggling with Fever’s pace and ending the first quarter down 13-11.  

Newsletter #1 out now

November 21st, 2015

Find out whats been going on and information on upcoming events.

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November 20th, 2015

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Convincing win for the Div 1 Men

November 20th, 2015

The Colliers came out with a convincing start running the floor well complimented with three 3-pointers by Ross Rankin. City found it difficult to keep up with the pace as the Colliers as they finished the quarter up 24-13.

Div 3 Men get their first Win of the Season

November 13th, 2015

November 8th, 2015 – the Colliers Division 3 team had been making good progress in games and in training but hadn’t been able to win a game until this Sunday at the Ian Nicolson Centre in Chryston.

Anderson Cup Success for the Div 1 

November 12th, 2015

The Colliers took to the floor at the Alistair McCoist Complex in East Kilbride on Wednesday night to face the Renfrew Rocks in the second round of the Strathclyde Anderson Cup after a bye in the first round.

Colliers senior women head to Cup Semi Final

November 11th, 2015

November 9th, 2015 - The Colliers senior started really strong defensively in the game, creating frustration for the Glasgow University team and used all that energy to convert to points. Rhona Mitchell was leading the score in the first quarter with 10 points, finishing the quarter 22-7.

Senior Women National League

November 11th, 2015

07/11/2015 – the Colliers senior women had a good start against the Falkirk Fury and were working hard on defence to keep Fury’s score low ending the first quarter 9-11 to Fury.

Junior women win their first game in the Strathclyde League!

November 9th, 2015

The under 18 girls travelled to Renfrew on Friday night for their first game in the Strathclyde League. The girls were in control of the game from the tip off showing that their hard work from the last season is paying off. 

Senior Women rule against Rocks

November 7th, 2015

Colliers started the game by scoring 8 quick points from Ali McCusker and Rhona Mitchell. Rocks responded with stronger defence and making scoring hard for the Colliers. 

Division 1 Men find their rhythm against Oatlands

November 3rd, 2015

The game started off with aggressive play by both teams trying to get the edge, however the Colliers struggled offensively to get going with only Graham Hunter scoring two 3 pointers followed by an and 1 by Jay Runga; the Colliers trailed the first quarter 16-9.

Under 14 Girls continue great form

November 2nd, 2015

The Colliers got off to their usual blistering start as Paterson and Palli connected to take a quick 6-0 lead and immediately coach Hutton asked his players to fall back from their usual full court pressure.

Division 3 Men in Another Down to The Wire Finish

November 1st, 2015

After a strong performance against Lockerbie Tornadoes in their last game, Colliers were looking to play to their best to get a win against another strong opponent.

U16 Girls fifteen seconds of fame....

November 5th, 2015

Both teams last met on the 5th of October and the Colliers took the game 72-57. This time it wouldn’t be as easy for the South Lanarkshire based team as St Mirren looked ready for a battle right from the start.

Colliers dominate Eagles in local league

November 5th, 2015

Colliers started strong in the first quarter and showed their intentions from the first few minutes with Mitchell, Semple and McCusker being unstoppable. The first quarter finished 23-13. 

U16 Girls get first win in Division 1

October 29th, 2015

The Colliers U16 girls got their first win in division one at the weekend and took one step closer to staying in the league for next season

Division 1 Men run out of steam against Storm

October 29th, 2015

The first quarter looked very positive for the Colliers as they came out firing with three consecutive scores from player/head coach Graham Hunter followed by scoring from new signings Aarron Mitchinson and Alex Dobbie.

SL Colliers Under 14 Boys vs St Mirren

October 26th, 2015

 The Colliers Under 14 Boys hosted a strong St Mirren team in their first game of their season. Missing a couple of players, the Colliers weren't at full strength but that didn’t deter them. 

SL Colliers vs Lockerbie Tornadoes

October 26th, 2015

The Colliers made the long trip south to Lockerbie in what was thought to be their toughest game of the season so far. 

Hard loss for Senior Women at Tayside

October 26th, 2015

Add News Story hereHaving had a convincing start to the season, the home side were the favourites going in to the game against National League newcomers, South Lanarkshire Colliers.

U14 Girls get off to Winning Start 

October 20th, 2015

The Colliers U14 girls started their campaign with an impressive undefeated pre-season record of 14-0 and had made good progress with their national league outings. The visiting team from Cumbernauld (Gladiator Rocks) started out the stronger of the two teams with their aggressive defence and up tempo offence. 

Colliers Dig Deep Against Blaze

October 18th, 2015

Colliers travelled to the Crags centre in Edinburgh to play against Boroughmuir Blaze hoping to beat a tough squad on their home patch.

Tough loss for SW against Edinburgh

October 17th, 2015

Colliers knew they were going to face a very strong team and the challenge was to make sure we take something positive from the game. 

Senior Woman Success in Scottish Cup

October 10th, 2015

On Saturday morning the Colliers were heading to Boroughmuir to face Blaze for the first round of the Scottish cup. The game started with both teams being very nervous and struggling to find the way to the basket. 

Promising First game for Senior Women National League

October 9th, 2015

The team started strong in the first five minutes of the game leading the score 8-2. Kats reacted quickly and the quarter finished on a close lead for them 16-13. 

Senior women secure their first win in Ayr 

October 9th, 2015

Colliers showed up in Ayr with only six players, two of them stepping up from the under 18 squad and they were also ready to play their third game in 5 days. 

Colliers girls get important win in the Cup

October 9th, 2015

 The Colliers girls had their first home game of the regular season as they took on St Mirren in the Strathclyde Cup. A tenacious start on defence and great execution on offence gave the Colliers the momentum and quickly built up a 10-0 lead. 

Div 3 Men fall Short in first home Game of the Season

October 6th, 2015

After a disappointing performance against Glasgow Fever in the season opener, Colliers Div 3 Men looked to show signs of improvement in their first home fixture of the season playing Dumbarton Dodgers.

U18 Colliers struggle against Kats

October 6th, 2015

With a couple of players missing from the U18 girls team, it was always going to be tough as they faced up to a strong Kats team. 

Collier U16 girls lose out to Kats

October 6th, 2015

 The Colliers made their second trip to Edinburgh in a week this time to take on City of Edinburgh Kats at Portobello High School. 

U16 Boys Triumph in league Opener

October 1st, 2015

 A rocky start allowed Ayr Storm to form a solid 11-2 lead however the Colliers battled back with strong defensive sets which allowed for quick counter attacks and easy points. 

U14 Girl's RDL

September 27th, 2015

For the majority of the U14 Colliers girls, they were back on the court within 16 hours of finishing their last game in the National League, but all were up bright and early to make it to the Lagoon in Paisley for six games.

Under 14 Boys Pre-Season Tournament

September 27th, 2015

GAME 1

 The Colliers Under 14 Boys travelled to their second pre-season tournament in 2 weeks with a massive 15-man squad buoyant on the confidence gained at the last outing. 

Under 16 Girl's lose away to Blaze

September 26th, 2015

The Colliers U16 girls travelled through to Edinburgh for their first National League game of the season and their first in division 1. 

Tough loss for the U18 Woman  

September 23rd, 2015

The Colliers started the game strong, showing composure in offense and showing how far they had come defensively since last year by holding Ayr Storm to only 8 points in the quarter.  

Colliers Men Div 3 in Season Opener

September 23rd, 2015

Colliers Div3 Men played their first fixture of the new season, an away game against Glasgow Fever.

U18 kick start there season with an impressive win!

September 23rd, 2015

Being the first game of the new campaign, the team were full of excitement to be back on the court after the summer break. 

Glasgow Fever U14 Girls Tournament

September 18th, 2015

With their second tournament in the space of a week, the Colliers U14 girls were ready to go for all four games on Sunday at Notre Dame High in Glasgow. 

U18 Girls Show Promise in Pre-season match up

September 15th, 2015

The game started off well for the Colliers with a 3 pointer from Rachael Tonnar as well as some strong inside play from Rochelle Maclean.  Valentina Palli was a spark to the team’s offense in the second quarter, scoring 9 points in that quarter alone.  

Division 3 men Preseason Tournament

Septmeber 14th, 2015

The Colliers division 3 men played in the annual S.L.B.A. preseason tournament as a warm up for the season ahead.

U14 Boy's Tournament Success

September 13th, 2015

The under 14 boy's travelled to Notre Dame Secondary in Glasgow's West End for to take part at Glasgow Fever's Under 14 pre season tournament. The boys were nervous on arrival, as for some of them it was there first competitive game of Basketball.

U14 girl’s Tournament Success

September 9th, 2015

The Collier’s u14 girls had their first test of the year competing in the West Lothian Wolves under 14 Basketball tournament.

Colliers 400

September 2nd, 2015

The Colliers have launched a new club fundraising event that will take place throughout the coming season. 

U16 Girl's first win of the Year

September 2nd, 2015

 The Colliers got off to a blistering start and set the tempo of the game at a fast pace. 

Join Colliers Senior Women Squad

August 29th, 2015

The senior women’s team are looking for more players for this season. 

Club Bag Pack Success

August 25th, 2015

Several Colliers players, parents and coaches took part in a bag pack at Tesco in Rutherglen at the weekend.

U16 Girls fall to Storm in play-offs

July 24th, 2015

Despite a fantastic effort by every player, the Colliers U16 girls lost by 4 points in a thrilling game against Ayr Storm and therefore will not be promoted this season to division 1.

Under 16 girls set their sights for Promotion

July 14th, 2015

The South Lanarkshire Colliers girls began their competitive basketball career with several big losses against bigger, stronger and more experienced teams. 

Graham Hunter to appear to Camglen Radio

July 3rd, 2015

Colliers founder and club Chair Graham Hunter will appear as a guest on Saturday the 4th of July at 5pm on Camglen Radio.

Summer Skill Sessions 2015

June 25th, 2015

Over the summer break we will be running 8 skill sessions for 12-17 year olds (girls and boys) which will focus on different aspects of the game.

Awards Night 2015

June 17th, 2015

The second Colliers annual awards night took place at the Blantyre Miners Welfare on Saturday the 13th of June with a full capacity of 180 people attending. 

SLBA League & Cup Champions 2015

April 30th, 2015

The Lagoon Leisure Centre was the venue for the SLBA Cup Finals weekend and the final game of the season for the Colliers against Glasgow Fever. 

Setting the new standard for South Lanarkshire Basketball

April 12th, 2015

Katie Burn from Hamilton has been selected to play for the under 13s squad who prepare to travel to the TIM Pirineus Tournament in Andorra taking place from the 1st to the 3rd May 2015.

Setting the new standard for South Lanarkshire Basketball

April 11th, 2015

Laura Thomson from East Kilbride has been selected to play for the under 13s squad who prepare to travel to the TIM Pirineus Tournament in Andorra taking place from the 1st to the 3rd May 2015.

Setting the new standard for South Lanarkshire Basketball

April 10th, 2014

Carla Crowther from Hamilton has been selected to play for the under 13s squad who prepare to travel to the TIM Pirineus Tournament in Andorra taking place from the 1st to the 3rd May 2015.

Setting the new standard for South Lanarkshire Basketball

April 7th, 2014

Lewis “LJ” Milligan from Cambuslang has been selected to play for the under 11s squad who prepare to travel to the Surrey Basketball Festival in England on the 6th & 7th June.

Big win for Div 3 Men as they crush the Cougars

April 6th, 2015

A strong performance from the Colliers saw them gain a victory in their last game of the season over the Chryston Cougars at the Alistair McCoist Complex on Sunday.

Sponsorship for Internationalists

March 20th, 2015

4 of our Colliers players have been selected to play for the Scotland squad, if anyone can help with sponsorship to assist their financial requirements.

Senior Woman finishes the League Undefeated!

March 16th, 2015

With the league secured the Colliers now looked to go unbeaten for the season, which is a huge achievement for a team that only formed 2 years ago. 

Fearless Performance by under 18 Women

March 15th, 2015

The girls travelled to Grangemouth to play the number 1 seed in the division 1 of the Scottish national league, Tayside Musketeers.  The teams had met twice in the league previously and showed progression again in this game, despite being without Niamh Shannon, who last week dropped 20 points on the Edinburgh Kool Kats.

Senior Woman through to Cup Finals

March 13th, 2015

Glasgow University travelled to Duncanrig Sports Centre in East Kilbride to take on the Colliers senior women in the semi final of the SLBA League Cup after a convincing win against Glasgow Eagles in the round 1.