Season: 2019/20

2019

Daniel Michaelson-Yeates

Rossendale div 4 and 3 winner

Welsh international

Best moment the day I got selected to represent Wales

Something you don’t know about me at the time I was the first second Dan black belt under 16 in the country

Something to the other players play together play smart play hard we are there for each other like a family

Jalees Siddiq

Achievements:

Manchester Magic U16 (Final Fours, League winner, National cup winner)
Stockport Falcons U18 (2nd in league behind Manchester Magic)

Rossendale Raptors Mens – (division 3 league winners and promotion)
Lancashire spinners Mens

Your best moment:

Winning my first national cup with Manchester Magic

Your message to other players:

Really excited to start playing with this new team, there was a lot of talent on show at the trails and I am sure we can work together to win some trophies. I am ready to put the hard work in and can’t wait to get started.

Something few people know about you ?

​Invited to a 3course meal at the house of commons

David “Diddy“ Howard

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Achievements

Div 4 Oldham Titans
Div 4 Stockport Falcons
Coach for Horwich Loco’s(MABL)

Scoring 26 points(team high) against Rossendale Raptors(Div 3 at the time)

22 points(game high) against Manchester Magic(Div 2 at time) in the cup and shield
before fracturing my cheek bone in the very next game, in my first stint at national league level.

Also winning a 3 on 3 comp on an American cruise ship after sawing my cast off(from an ankle injury like 4/5 days prior) with a butter knife half an hour before the comp.

Message to other players

Looking forward to competing and improving with you’s.

Something few people don’t know about you

Was in the Army for 4 years, did a tour of Iraq.

Daniel Pilkington

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Achievements

Junior

3 x League Winner
4 x Final Fours
2 x Final Four Winner
1 x National Cup Winner

Senior

4 x League Winner
3 x Playoff Winner
1 x Playoff Runner Up
1 x National Shield Winner
1 x National Shield Runner Up
1 x League MVP

Best Moment

Spending a season in the BBL. Even though the results weren’t the best I got the chance to play against players I’d watched and followed growing up.

Message to other players

Older players can teach the youngsters a lot but can also learn a lot from them too.
I’m sure this group won’t be much different either. I’m looking forward to the first season together.

Something few people know

I am father to the most beautiful little girl in the world, Grace.

Alex Plumb

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Achievements

Myerscough u18s premier league winners 17/18
Myerscough u17s national champions 17/18
AoC knockout cup winners 17/18
Captain of Lancashire spinners 18/19
Manchester giants u15&16 15/17

Your best moment

Winning the u17s national championship after coming off a 15 point performance in the semi finals against City of London to advance to the final.

Your message to other players

Ready to play hard and get after it, looking forward to it and have high hopes for this team and believe with the right attitude we can go far.

Something few people know about you

I used to do gymnastics.

Joshua Houghton

Achievements

Junior Final Fours National league Winner x2, Junior National Cup Winner x1, 1 x Junior National Cup MVP, England u16 Junior, England u18 Junior, 2 x European Championships B division semi finals, Short spell at CBA academy in Gran Canaria.

Division 1 Men national league winner, 1 x division 3 promotion, 1 x division 2 promotion, Division 2 cup winner x1.

Best moment

Making the European semi finals and playing with and against a number of great players who have gone on to play in big leagues in Europe.

Message to other players

Make sure you have no regrets.
Something people may not know about me – 2 ankle operations and also like to do boxing.