- National Teams
BTM Basketball will be hosting the third annual “Battle in the Capital” international basketball tournament in London, England, over the Christmas break.
The tournament will take place at the University of East London on December 21st & 22nd and 28th & 29th, this year headlined by U19 Men’s category (Dec 21/22), as well as U14 Boys, U16 Boys and U16 Girls categories (Dec 28/29).
The 2019 edition of Battle in the Capital includes 12 international teams, as well as some of the UK’s best who will compete in pool play, playoffs and championship game action.
“We are delighted to host the 3rd annual Battle in the Capital tournament in London this year,” BTM’s Director of Basketball Tom Ward said.
“It will feature even more international teams to compete against UK clubs and an additional U19 Men’s category on a separate weekend. We hope the tournament continues to provide an exciting mid-season opportunity for all the teams involved.”
The event gives UK teams, players and coaches the opportunity to compete against European clubs, as well as network and build relationships with UK and European players and coaches.
Some of the top UK prospects suiting up include Cameron Hildreth for BTM Select, along with his GB Under-18 teammate Veron Eze, Irish junior international Sam Alajiki and former GB Under-16 Louis Norton-Cuffy, all of whom are Hoopsfix All-Star Classic alumni, representing Barking Abbey.
European teams at the tournaments include FC Barcelona (Spain), Apollo Amsterdam (Netherlands), BC Oostende (Belgium), Zentro Basket (Madrid), and BC Triple ThreaT (Netherlands).
The tournament lineups are as follows:
TTT Haarlem (Netherlands)
BC Oostende (Belgium)
Northfleet Technology College
Apollo Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Falkirk Fury (Scotland)
Northern Ireland National Team
West Herts Warriors
FC Barcelona (Spain)
ADC Boadilla (Spain)
Norfolk Iceni Devils
Zentro Basket (Spain)
ADC Boadilla (Spain)
Dublin Lions (Ireland)
Event partners include Kappa Clothing, Just Team Sports, Ibis Hotels, Holiday Inn Express, Hampton by Hilton Hotels and UEL’s SportsDock.
The tournament costs £5 entry for spectators (2-day pass) and is free for Under-16s.