NBL division winners announced following cancellation of 19/20 season - Hoopsfix.com

NBL division winners announced following cancellation of 19/20 season

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Team Solent Kestrels have been confirmed league champions of NBL Division 1, whilst Essex Rebels and Team Newcastle University have taken the honours in NBL Division 2 South and North respectively, following the cancellation of the 2019-20 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic (find all female winners here).

Solent were known to be Division 1 champions prior to the cancellation after a dominant undefeated season in the league, whilst also claiming the National Cup and reaching the final of the BBL Trophy.

Champions were decided by giving each team one point for games remaining in Senior competitions and two points per team for junior fixtures, whilst games that were postponed before March 13 and had not been rearranged were voided.

Basketball England CEO Stewart Kellett said: “After an uncertain and turbulent few weeks, we are pleased to announce the final standings for the NBL.

“All our leagues represent the amazing efforts of players, coaches, officials, volunteers, parents and guardians. The effect of the COVID-19 has had an extraordinary impact on us all and we were determined to find the fairest way to conclude the 2019/20 season.

“I hope you’ll join me in congratulating our league winners and recognise the efforts of our basketball community during what has been an unprecedented time.”

The following Senior Men league winners have now been confirmed:

NBL Division 1
Solent Kestrels

NBL Division 2 South
Essex Rebels

NBL Division 2 North
Team Newcastle University

NBL Division 3 East
Northamptonshire Titans

NBL Division 3 Midlands
Doncaster Eagles

NBL Division 3 South West
Oxford Brookes University

NBL Division 3 South East
Richmond Knights

NBL Division 3 North
Lancashire Spinners

Whilst in the junior boys premier competitions the following teams have taken the titles:

U18 Men Premier North
Manchester Magic

U18 Men Premier South
Haringey Hawks

U18 Men Premier Central
Team Birmingham Elite

U16 Boys Premier North
Manchester Magic

U16 Boys Premier South
London Youngblood Lions

U16 Boys Premier Central
Reading Rockets

U14 Boys Premier North
Manchester Magic

U14 Boys Premier South
Islington Panthers

U14 Boys Premier South East
London Youngblood Heat

It goes without saying that there will be no Play-offs in either the senior or junior divisions, and thus no Play-off champions.

Individual end of season awards will be announced the week commencing 6 April. You can see the complete final standings on the NBL web pages.

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