A St Albans basketball team has become East of England Champions.

The Oaklands College Men's 2nd team beat the College of West Anglia (CEA) 20-17 earlier this month (November) to qualify for the AoC National Championships.

They will now represent the East of England in the competition.


The college's head of basketball, Michael Ball, said: "This is a fantastic achievement for the team.

"It was a great day of basketball and to see the Men’s 2nd team win the tournament in such an exciting final with a great atmosphere in the gym was outstanding.

"A special mention must be given to head performance coach Lee Ryan and the work he is doing with the entire performance group and Men’s 2nd team head coach Jorjah Smith and assistant coach Grace George.

“We are also very proud to have received extremely positive feedback about how our facilities, young officials and players represented the college, which means as much to me as actually winning the event.

"It gives me an indication that on and off the court we are continuing to progress and giving each and every student athlete a development pathway alongside their studies.”

The AoC National Championships will take place in Nottingham in April.