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Stevie Duff passes the ball out of defence 13 September 2009 - Lothian Phoenix 59 - 55 Nottingham Jaguars
Lothian Phoenix open their first Division 1 campaign with a win over Nottingham Jaguars. After a high scoring first quarter the home team stormed into a 17 point half time lead. The Jaguars responded with an equally dominant third quarter and the home team had to dig deep to take the win. Robert O'Rorke top scored with 24 points. (Match Stats)
Association of Wheelchair Children 12 September 2009 - Association of Wheelchair Children Events
Lothian Phoenix is proud to support the Association of Wheelchair Children in their work teaching young children wheelchair skills. Phoenix players and coaches will provide wheelchair basketball coaching at their upcoming events in Scotland. The dates are: Dunfermline 10th Oct, Edinburgh 11th Oct, and Cumbernauld 14th Oct. (More Information)
Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association 10 September 2009 - Referees Conversion Course
Lothian Phoenix will host a referees conversion course at Blackburn Sports Centre in East Lothian. The course will be run from 10am - 2pm on Sunday 4th October and is open to qualified running basketball referees and experienced wheelchair basketball players. To apply please return a completed application form to before Thursday 1st October.
Phoenix vs West of Scotland 04 September 2009 - Matches against West of Scotland
West of Scotland returned to competitive wheelchair basketball with a two game friendly series against Lothian Phoenix. The games featured a mixture of first and second team match ups and honours were even with both teams winning at home. Alex Gray, Jonny Brown, and Fiona Fairley made their debuts for the Phoenix. (Gallery)
Lothian Phoenix 02 September2009 - Second Team Training Dates Announced
Second team training sessions at Perth Academy have been arranged for the following dates:
  • Saturday 26th September
  • Saturday 14th November
  • Saturday 12th December
  • Lothian Phoenix 14 August 2009 - Phoenix introduce youth session
    Lothian Phoenix have introduced a weekly youth basketball session on Thursdays before first team training. The session is from 19:00 to 19:45 at Bathgate Academy and it is open to children of all ages.
    Lothian Phoenix 10 August 2009 - Phoenix to run second team
    Lothian Phoenix have announced plans to enter a second team into the GBWBA League for the first time. The team will consist of Phoenix development players, juniors, and players from the Grampian area as the club continues to support efforts to develop the game up north. The team will play in GBWBA Division 4 in season 2009/10 and fixtures will be published when they are confirmed.
    Steven Ross playing in the final 31 May 2009 - Steven Ross makes his international debut
    Steven Ross returns with a silver medal after contributing to a runners up finish for the Great Britain Juniors. (Tournament Report)
    Steven Ross selected for GB U22 26 May 2009 - Steven Ross called up for GB U22s
    Steven Ross has been called up to the Great Britain U22 team for the upcoming Astra Tech Junior Challenge at Stoke Mandeville. Great Britain will face young teams Germany, Italy, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands. Steven is the first Phoenix player to be call up to international duty.
    Robert O'Rorke shoots 2 of his 21 17 May 2009 - Lothian Phoenix 56 - 47 Oldham Owls II
    Lothian Phoenix are GBWBA Second Division Champions after victory over old rivals Oldham Owls II Oldham, who were undefeated in the regular season lead by 8 points at half time. Robert O'Rorke was top scorer with 21 points (Match Stats)
    Steven Ross advances the ball for the Phoenix 16 May 2009 - Lothian Phoenix 58 - 25 London Raiders II
    Lothian Phoenix defeated Raiders II by 33 points to set up a final with old rivals Oldham Owls II. Oldham were similarly comfortable defeating West Coast Tornadoes. (Match Stats)
    Martin Dougan on the ball 28 March 2009 - Celtic Warriors 27 - 59 Lothian Phoenix
    Lothian Phoenix clinched promotion defeating Celtic Warriors by 32 points in Wrexham. The Bathgate side started strongly (Match Stats)
    Mark Stevenson takes a shot 22 March 2009 - Lothian Phoenix 62 - 18 Liverpool Vikings II
    The Phoenix moved to one win away from promotion with a comfortable win over Vikings II at Linlithgow Academy. Robert O'Rorke broke his own club record scoring 32 points, taking his average to 20.6 per game this season. (Match Stats)
    Steven Ross takes a shot under pressure 08 March 2009 - Lothian Phoenix 51 - 28 Manchester Mavericks
    Lothian Phoenix cosolidated 2nd position with a battling victory over Manchester Mavericks. Playing without top scorer Robert O'Rorke the Phoenix upped their defence allowing 23 fewer points than were conceded in Manchester. Youngster Steven Ross highlighted his potential with a career high 17 points. (Match Stats)
    Lothian Phoenix 18 February 2009 - Fixture changes
    The upcoming home game against Manchester Mavericks has been moved to Linlithgow Academy, tip off 11:30am. The long awaited Vikings II match, postponed from December, will be played on Saturday 22nd March also at Linlithgow. Finally the away game to Celtic Warriors has been moved to Saturday 28th March.
    Simon Ramsay picks out a pass 15 February 2009 - Stoke Spitfires 30 - 68 Lothian Phoenix
    Lothian Phoenix continued their winning run with a comfortable victory in Stoke. The Bathgate side stormed out of the traps with 23 - 6 first quarter and steadily built on that advantage. Player/Coach Stevie Duff top scored with 21 point and point guard Davie Gilmour hit a career high 13 points. (Match Stats)
    Scottish Disability Sport 02 February 2009 - Scottish Disability Sprort Talent ID days
    Lothian Phoenix will run wheelchair basketball sessions at the upcoming SDS Talent ID days. The sessions will be held on the following dates:
  • Saturday 21st February, Dundee
  • Saturday 14th March, Glasgow
  • Saturday 2nd May, Stirling
  • St Andrews University 05 February 2009 - Training session at St Andrews
    Lothian Phoenix will hold a training session at St Andrews as part of the University's disability awareness week. It is hoped that this will be the first in a series of visits to Scottish Universitys Club captain Gary Smith
    Steven Ross battles for the ball 01 February 2009 - Lothian Phoenix 60 - 31 Leicester Cobras
    The Phoenix responded to the return to Bathgate with the best performance of the season defeating Leicster Cobras by 29 points. Robert O'Rorke and Stevie Duff led the team with 28 and 17 points respectively. Club captain Gary Smith scored 4 points of the bench taking his Phoenix career total to 201. (Match Stats)
    Jen 18 January 2009 - Lothian Phoenix 60 - 19 Stoke Spitfires
    Lothian Phoenix continued winning ways with a confortable win over bottom side Stoke Spitfires. A slow start from the Phoenix lead to a surprise 1st quarter ... The home team found their form in the second quarter and never looked back with all nine players contributing baskets. (Match Stats)
    Players compete for a rebound 21 December 2009 - Mixed fortunes down south
    Lothian Phoenix enjoyed mixed fortunes in England with defeat by A strong Oldham Owls side defeated 60 - 36 sdd The bathgate side bounced back with a victiry over an old foe Vikings II 30 - 54
    basketball scotland 15 December 2009 - basketballscotland Competition Days
    basketballscotland will host three days of competition and player development in 2009. The first session will be held at Bathgate Academy on Saturday 10th of January and will incorporate a referee conversion course. Other sessions will be held in Aberdeen and Glasgow and will incorporate wheelchair basketball coaching courses.
    Mark Stevenson stretches for a rebound 26 October 2008 - Phoenix players at RLT Tournament
    For the first time Lothian Phoenix sent players to the RLT Junior championships. The combined South West, Northern Ireland, and Scotland team nicknamed SWINIS finished a creditable 7th in the tournament. Robert O'Rorke and Martin Dougan coached the team which was lead on the court by Phoenix young gun Steven Ross. (Tournament Report)
    Rab O'Rorke takes a shot against Manchester 21 September 2008 - Heartbreaking weekend for the Phoenix
    Lothian Phoenix suffered the closest of defeats in Manchester and Leicester (Match Stats) (Match Stats)
    Mark Stevenson stretches for a rebound 21 September 2008 - Lothian Phoenix 34 - 62 Oldham Owls II
    A depleated Phoenix side went down to Oldham Owls 2 at Linlithgow Academy. Stevie Duff top scored with 12 points and youngster Paul Sloan made his senior debut. (Match Stats)
    Stevie Duff takes a shot aggainst Stratford Players 19 May 2008 - Lothian Phoenix clinch promotion in Sheffield
    Lothian Phoenix defeated (Match Stats)
    Grampian Basketball Sumerslam 3v3 28 April 2008 - Grampian Basketball Sumerslam 3v3
    Lothian Phoenix players will enter the Basketball Grampian Summer Slam 3v3 tournament on Saturday 28th June. The event will be held at Woodhillhouse Aberdeen and will feature male and female players at all ages aand for the first time a wheelchair tournament. The competition will give the players the opportunity to develop their skills in the close season.
    Stevie Duff saves possession 20 April 2008 - Lothian Phoenix 43 - 49 Liverpool Vikings II
    The Phoenix suffered a dissapointing loss to Vikings II at Bathgate Academy but will still advance to the GBWBA playoffs. After a cagey start to the game Liverpool took control and built a lead of 15 points at halftime. The home team fought back in the second half cutting the deficit to six points gives the Bathgate side will have the edge in the head to head records. (Match Stats)
    Niall Ritchie distributes the ball 13 April 2008 - Bolton Bulls 21 - 60 Lothian Phoenix
    Lothian Phoenix moved closer to a first appearance in the GBWBA playoffs with a comfortable win in Bolton. To qualify Bathgate side must avoid defeat by 15 points or more by Liverpool Vikings II in the final match of the regular season. Robert O'Rorke top scored with 16 points and rookie Steven Ross underlined his potential hitting 10 points for the second successive game. (Match Stats)
    Rab O'Rorke gets a shot off in the key 12 April 2008 - Lothian Phoenix are victorious in Lancaster
    The Phoenix played both games against bottom side Lancaster on the same day. Robert O'Rorke top scored in the first game with a club record 27 points. Simon Ramsay top scored in the second game with a career high 18 points, Mark Stevenson chipped in with 12 points of the bench also a career best. (Match Stats)
    Paul Sloan takes a shot 09 March 2008 - Grampian Grizzlies 12 - 42 Lothian Phoenix II
    Lothian Phoenix Reserves completed a comfortable over the newly formed Grampian Grizzlies. Youngsters Jordan Stewart and Paul Sloan made there debuts in a Phoenix shirt, Jordan was particularly impressive scoring 10 points. Jose Alexander-Hamed top scored with 16 points and Arthur Lawson scored his first baskets for the club. A return fixture will be played at Broxburn on Saturday 3rd of May. (Match Stats)
    Wheels-4-Africa 11 March 2008 - Wheels-4-Africa Appeal
    Lothian Phoenix are proud to support the Wheels-4-Africa Appeal. Wheels-4-Africa brings mobility to hundreds of disabled people in Africa by recycling unwanted wheelchairs from Britain. Phoenix players raided cupboards, sheds, and garages finding five unused wheelchairs for the appeal.
    Rab O'Rorke lines up a shot 09 March 2008 - Lothian Phoenix 44 - 31 West Yorks Cardinals
    The Phoenix bounced back on Sunday with a vital win over the West Yorkshire Cardinals. Victory was essential to keep promotion hopes alive and a strong third quarter secured the match for the Bathgate side. Stevie Duff, Rab O'Rorke and Gary Smith shared the scoring burden with 12 points each. (Match Stats)
    Owls II vs Phoenix 02 March 2008 - Oldham Owls II 42 - 49 Lothian Phoenix
    Hopes of winning the league look to be over after the Phoenix were defeated in Oldham. It was a very tense match where the lead changed hands 8 times and it was the away team that lead going into the final quarter. However, the superior experience of the Owls told as they closed out the game. The Phoenix must now win their remaining games to a secure a place at the playoffs in Stoke Mandeville. (Match Stats)
    01 March 2008 - Bury Blue Devils 38 - 48 Lothian Phoenix
    The Phoenix got the weekend of to a good start with a hard fought win in Bury. The Blue Devils have improved significantly since they lost by 29 points on the first day of last season and the Phoenix had to keep a consistently high level to secure the win. A piece of unwanted history was made when Niall Ritchie became the first Lothian Phoenix player to be sent off with five fouls. (Match Stats)
    Lancaster Bulldogs 07 February 2008 - Bulldogs game rearranged
    The league fixture between Lothian Phoenix and Lancashire Bulldogs due to be played on Sunday 16th February has been rearranged for Sunday 4th May. The match will be played a Bathgate Academy, tip off 11:00am.
    Union Street, Aberdeen 02 February 2008 - Matches aggainst Aberdeen
    Two friendly matches have been arranged between Lothian Phoenix and the newly formed Aberdeen WBC. The first game will be played on Saturday 22nd March at Robert Gordon University Sports Centre, tip off 12:00. Lothian Phoenix are committed to develop the game in Scotland and it is hoped that these matches will help get the ball rolling for wheelchair basketball in the Granite City.
    Simon Ramsay fights to get his shot off 19 January 2007 - Lothian Phoenix 45 - 49 Oldham owls II
    The battle of the only unbeaten teams in the 3rd Division (North) went the way of the English side. The Owls lead by as much as 20 points in the 2nd quarter, the Phoenix fought back in the second half but ran out off time just 4 points behind. Lothian will need to win the reverse fixture in Oldham by a greater margin to maintain hopes of winning the league. (Match Stats)
    16 December 2007 - Lothian Phoenix crash out of cup
    Lothian Phoenix suffered a shock defeat to Liverpool Vikings II losing by 4 points. (Match Stats)
    09 December 2007 - Lothian Phoenix defeat Cardinals
    Lothian Phoenix made a succesful trip to West Yorkshire defeating Cardinals I and Cardinals II. (Match Stats)
    02 December 2007 - Lothian Phoenix 71 - 21 Bolton Bulls
    The Phoenix made it four wins in a row with a 48 point victory over Bolton Bulls. Rookie players Steven Ross and Jose Alexander-Hamed made their first starts for the club and both contributed to a strong team performance. It is the start of a though month for the Phoenix with four games coming in quick succession.
    Robert O'Rorke top scored with 22 points. (Match Report)
    26 November 2007 - New Messageboard
    Scotball have added a Lothian Phoenix section to their popular basketball messageboard. This will be a great place to chat about games, the club's community work, or to ask questions about the team. We are always looking to introduce new people to the sport and the new board will help us spread the word of wheelchair basketball.
    11 November 2007 - Lothian Phoenix 50 - 35 Bury Blue Devils
    Winning ways continued for the Phoenix with a hard fought victory over Bury Blue Devils. Fraser Govan took charge of the team for the first time and he guided the home team out of a nervous start into a strong second quarter fightback. Robert O'Rorke top scored with 20 points, Andy Lynch chipped in with 10. (Match Report)
    29 October 2007 - Lothian Phoenix 70 - 18 Yorks Cardinals II
    Lothian Phoenix won the first home game of the season with a comfortable win over Yorkshire Cardinals II. Andy Lynch and Jose Alexander-Hamed made their debuts for the team and both players were able open their accouts for the club. Player/coach Stevie Duff top scored with 22 points. (Match Stats)
    30 September 2007 - L'pool Vikings II 29 - 43 Lothian Phoenix
    Lothian Phoenix got their season of to a winning start, defeating Liverpool Vikings II by 14 points. It was a solid performance from the Phoenix who led from the first basket. Felix Vos and Stephen Ross made their debuts for the team and Gary Smith top scored with 12 points. (Match Stats)
    02 September 2007 - 2007/08 Fixtures Announced
    League Fixtures have been announced for season 2007/2008. Lothian Phoenix will start with an away trip to Liverpool on Sunday 30th of September. Lothian Phoenix will also face Liverpool Vikings 2 in the first round of the league cup, details to be announced shortly.
    06 August 2007 - Fraser takes charge
    Changes are going to be made to the Phoenix coaching setup for the new season. Experienced coach Fraser Govan will take over from Stevie Duff who will concentrate on playing duties. Fraser has previously guided Edinburgh Thistle and the Scottish Wizards to success on a national level.
    22 July 2007 - Felix Jets In
    Lothian Phoenix have continued to strengthen for next season with the acquisition of German power forward Felix Vos. Felix is the club's first international signing and he has 14 years experience playing for Duisberg in the German Leagues. He has also represented his country at under 22 level and he will add another big threat in the paint.
    24 June 2007 - Andy signs for the Phoenix
    Lothian Phoenix have strengthened the squad with the signing of veteran point guard Andy Lynch. Andy played for Edinburgh Thistle for 20 years playing in the first division, the big eight tournament and in Japan, Canada, and the USA. Andy has also represented Scotland and he will add pace and scoring to the Phoenix backcourt.
    15 June 2007 - Phoenix are the LDS team of the year
    Lothian Phoenix are named Lothian Disability Sport team of the year. The award recognises the success of the team in the GBWBA British League and in attracting new players to the sport. It was a double celebration for the club as Lothian Phoenix youth player Stuart Gurney took the Young Player of the Year Award.
    22 April 2007 - West of Scotland 54 - 43 Phoenix
    West of Scotland successfully defended the Scottish Cup defeating Lothian Phoenix 54 - 43 at the Kelvin Hall. (Match Report)
    06 April 2007 - Demonstration Day
    Lothian Phoenix will be holding a demonstration day at Inverleith Park (Map) on Sunday 15th April. Anyone is welcome to come along and give the sport of wheelchair basketball a try.
    02 April 2007 - Phoenix 45 - 46 Vikings II
    Phoenix lose final game by the narrowest of margins (Match Report)
    28 March 2007 - Countdown to the end of the season
    Phoenix in final league match of inaugural season....More
    26 March 2007 - Chester Jets Summer Camp
    Details have been announced for the 3rd Annual Chester Jets Wheelchair Basketball Camp. The camp is open to active 2nd or 3rd division players aged between 14 and 25. If you are interested you can read more about it here and email for an application form.
    12 March 2007 - Vikings game rearranged
    The final game of season 2006/07 has been arranged for Sunday 1st April. Team Phoenix will welcome Liverpool Vikings 2 to Meadmill Sports center (Map). Tip off 11am.
    03 Sept 2006 - Bolton Bulls 19 - 48 Lothian Phoenix
    (Match Report)
    02 Sept 2006 - Bury Blue Devils 19 - 48 Lothian Phoenix
    (Match Report)





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    Phoenix 59 - 55 Jaguars
    Sat 19 September 15:00
    Rhinos 50 - 28 Phoenix
    Sun 20 September - 15:30
    Cobras 35 - 48 Phoenix
    Sat 24 October - 13:00
    Greenbank vs Phoenix
    Sun 25 October - 12:45
    Owls II vs Phoenix
    Sun 13 December - 12:00
    Phoenix vs Cobras
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    Phoenix vs Owls II
    Sun 31 January - 12:00
    Phoenix vs Steelers II
    Sat 13 February - 14:15
    Jaguars vs Phoenix
    Sun 14 February - 13:00
    Steelers II vs Phoenix
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    Phoenix vs Greenbank
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