The 2019 basketballscotland National Challenge will be held in Dundee over the next two weekends as 17 Regional Development League Scottish clubs come together to compete in over 70 games of basketball.

The U12 teams will meet on 11th and 12th of May, with the U14 teams gathering on the 18th and 19th. The National Challenge is an end of season development event, allowing the top Regional Development League teams to come together in a celebration of youth basketball. This year’s event will be held at Dundee International Sports Complex.

For both age groups, each game will consist of eight minute quarters. Each team will play four games, with a two group games being followed by two games against teams from the other groups.

Adam Szymoszowskyj, basketballscotland’s Development Manager, said:

“We are looking forward to hosting our annual event which is an opportunity for Regional Development League teams from across Scotland to come together. The event allows teams to play teams from different regions when they may not have a chance otherwise. The Regional Development League is centred around giving young people the chance to play the sport, no matter what their level, and accumulate as many minutes on the court as possible. The National Challenge is a little different as we are allowing teams to compete for silverware, so this event in Dundee is a little unique.”

There will be an area for spectators each day, so families and friends are encouraged to come along and support the teams.

Full team lists:

U14 Girls – Sony Centre Fury, Dundee Madsons, Ayr Storm, Lady Rocks, West Lothian Wolves, Highland Bears, Inverness City Lions, Basketball Paisley & City of Edinburgh.

U14 Boys – Sony Centre Fury, Inverness City Lions, City of Edinburgh, Alford BC, Dundee Madsons, West Lothian Wolves, Basketball Paisley, Glasgow Rocks & Glasgow Rens.

U12 Girls – West Lothian Wolves, Dundee Madsons, Lady Rocks, Basketball Paisley, Boroughmuir Blaze, Panthers BC, Inverness City Lions, Ayr Storm & Sony Centre Fury.

U12 Boys – Stirling Knights, Inverness City Lions, West Lothian Wolves, Grampian Flyers, Dundee Madsons, Sony Centre Fury, Basketball Paisley, Ayr Storm & Glasgow City