BASINGSTOKE Blizzards Basketball Club need players to set up a junior section at the club.

The establishment of a junior section has been made possible by a grant from the Basingstoke and Deane Community Leisure Trust fund, administered by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation.

This will go a long way towards helping out with the coaching and hall hire expenses for the year to come.

The club now have three fully qualified level 2 coaches all CRB checked and two other experienced coaches ready to help out.

All they need now is the players to come and join them, with the hope of a team being created to compete in tournaments and local friendly games.

The training sessions will take place at Queen Mary’s College Sports Hall on Saturdays from 2pm to 3.30pm (under 12s finish at 3pm).

The sessions are open to boys and girls aged eight to 18 and are priced at £3 to help cover some of the expenses.

If you are interested, arrive by 1.55pm.

Meanwhile, if you want to watch the Blizzards senior team play, their next game is a league game against Chiltern Fast Break on Tuesday at QMC, with a 8.25pm tip off.

The team have won four of their last five games.