Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Women's Basketball - Update

Hi Folks,

Time for a mid-summer update:

Players, including our incoming rookies, have been working hard over the Spring & Summer in preparation for the upcoming season.  I am very pleased to report that significant progress is being made in our strength, conditioning, and on-court skills.  Also, with regard to our rookies, please see the press release on our website at:

We have added a home exhibition game to our schedule:

Saturday, November 1 @ 6:00pm vs. Ottawa U.

Our complete schedule is now up on our website.

As you may know, we hosted the JUEL & JUEL-Prep Championships this past May.  I am very pleased to report that, after submitting our proposal to host again, it has been chosen (over bids from London & Windsor) and we will be hosting the Championships again in May (8,9,10) 2015 and May 2016.   We are very excited to have the majority of this country’s best young basketball players playing in our gyms each Spring.  Of course, this means we will be looking for volunteers to help with this large event – just planting the seed early!  J

Planning is also well underway for our International Experience (planned for every 3rd year), looking into flights and accommodations in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain.  We are targeting late August, early September of 2015 as the travel times, planning on practicing and playing some exhibition games against some Spanish teams. I’ll keep you posted.  Our last International Experience was in Puerto Rico in 2012.

The Tindall Tournament/Basketball Alumni Weekend schedule is set:

Friday, October 3, 2014
6:00pm Q’s vs. Acadia (Main Gym)

Saturday, October 4, 2014
1:00pm Alumni vs. Alumni Game (Bartlett Gym)
4:00pm Q’s vs. Laval (Main Gym)
5:30pm Reception & Silent Auction (Clark Hall Pub) – honouring team members from the                                                                                       1990-91 to 1994-95 teams

Sunday, October 5, 2014
2:00pm Q’s vs. Thompson Rivers

To register for the weekend, please follow this link: 

We will be holding our annual ID/Training Camp on Saturday, November 29, 2014.  This is an ideal opportunity for anyone in Grades 11 or 12 to display their talents and receive instruction from the Queen’s coaching staff.  The day’s schedule is as follows:

9:30-11:45am On-court session
11:45-12:15pm Lunch break (on own)
12:15-12:45pm Facility Tour (parent’s welcome)
12:45-1:30pm Q&A session with Q’s coaches (parent’s welcome)
1:30-3:30pm On-court session

There is no cost for the ID/Training Camp – just let me know so that I can prepare for the numbers.

Lastly, the latest addition to the Gaels basketball family is Wesley Vincent Bambury, son of Coach James Bambury (and his wife, Kate): born on May 14, 2014.  Not surprisingly, his outfits consist mostly of basketball clothes.  If you follow James on Facebook, you can see a bunch of pics.