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    AWARDS EVENING: SATURDAY 20th MAY

    BLAZERS-Awards -Event -2017-squareWHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO:
    - Awards presentations
    - Basketball demonstration by our minis
    - Bar selling alcohol
    - Buffet food
    - Tuck-shop
    - A chance to let your hair down a bit (o:
     
    WHERE: The awards evening will be held again at the Clarence Wiggins Sports Centre, Noel-Baker Academy, Bracknell Drive, Alvaston, Derby.
     
    WHAT CAN YOU CAN DO TO HELP: Would you please keep on spreading the word by reminding people, sharing on Facebook, mentioning on Instagram, RT'ing on Twitter and snap-chatting too.
     
    REMEMBER: This event is for YOU. Players, coaches, volunteers, parents, supporters, officials and our fantastic sponsors which have helped through the year with the club in general and in individual teams.

    15 May 2017 more...

    D1: Need for victory suddenly becomes serious for the Trailblazers 02/04/17

    With the regular basketball season now over, Derby Trailblazers need to win has suddenly become a lot more important, as defeat will spell the end of their season. That’s the reality of the play-offs, which offer the top eight clubs the chance for a final crack at lifting some silverware.

    31 Mar 2017 more...

    D1: Hemel snatch victory after Derby have ball handling nightmare 11/03/17

    Too many unforced turnovers were once again Derby’s downfall as they fell to a third successive defeat in NBL division one. Hemel Storm scored twenty-six of their points as a direct result of the twenty-three turnovers committed by the Trailblazers, as they ground out a 71-76 away win to cement their place in the top eight

    31 Mar 2017 more...

    D1: Trailblazers stave off late Westminster fight back to pick up crucial win 12/03/17

    Derby Trailblazers ended their three game losing streak with a much needed 67-72 away win over Westminster Warriors. Whilst it wasn’t the slickest of Derby performances, the Trailblazers did enough to hang on for victory against a Westminster who fought valiantly as they struggle to avoid an almost inevitable drop into NBL division two

    31 Mar 2017 more...

    U16 Girls vs Stockport Lapwings 05.03.17

    In the second game of the double header, the U16s girls were back at the Clarence Wiggins Sports Centre for the visit of the Stockport Lapwings, a team we were yet to play. A lot of the focus before the game was to continue the good work from the day before against Leicester and to once again play with no regrets and with a smile on their face

    31 Mar 2017 more...

    U14 Girls vs Leicester Warriors 11.03.17

    For the last game of the regular season the U14 Blazer girls welcomed local rivals Leicester Warriors to the Clarence Wiggins Sport hall knowing that a win would secure the young Blazer girls a place in the playoffs

    31 Mar 2017 more...

    U14 Girls v Manchester Mystics 05.03.17

    The Blazer girls were left with a challenging trip to Manchester for the final away game of the regular season. They were asked to make a statement to the rest of the league, but without starting guard Katie this was always going to be a difficult, yet not impossible task

    31 Mar 2017 more...

    U16 Girls vs Leicester Warriors 04.03.17

    The U16 Girls games travelled to Leicester for an away game against the Warriors at the start of a double header weekend. The message for the team before the game was for the girls to relax, play with a smile on their face and to finish the game with no regrets. The game started at a frantic pace with the blazer girls matching the hosts for most of the first

    31 Mar 2017 more...

    D1: Trailblazers send Students back to classroom 18/03/17

    Derby Trailblazers produced a solid performance to beat Loughborough Student Riders in what was remarkably the first league meeting of the season between the two sides. After a tight first half, Derby began to pull away after the break, with a 10-nil run in the third quarter coupled with a 12-nil burst in the fourth proving key to their success

    31 Mar 2017 more...

    D1: Derby produce Magic performance to silence Manchester 19/03/17

    This will probably go down as one of Derby Trailblazers best performances of the season. They somehow overcame the absence of Oli Stanley (personal reasons) and Matt Ward-Hibbert (back injury), to record only their fifth ever league win over Manchester, thereby damaging the Magic’s hopes of clinching the runners up spot in NBL division one

    31 Mar 2017 more...

    U16 Girls finish season on a high

    For the last game of the season the U16 girls travelled to Stockport for the reverse fixture. Buoyed by the overall performance from the previous games, the girls were keen to end the season on a high with a competitive performance

    31 Mar 2017 more...

    D1: Derby let lead slip as regular season ends with defeat to Loughborough 25/03/17

    Seven days ago, the crowd at the Clarence Wiggins Sports Centre was treated to one of Derby’s best performances of the season, as they comfortably beat Manchester Magic. But just one week later, the Trailblazers performance at home to Loughborough Student Riders was probably one of their worst

    31 Mar 2017 more...

    D1: Trailblazers winning plans blown off track by Storm 24/03/17

    Derby Trailblazers hope of keeping the momentum of a three game winning streak going ahead of the play-offs were dashed when they fell to an 88-72 away defeat at the hands of Hemel Storm. With the Trailblazers also having lost the reverse fixture against Hemel...

    31 Mar 2017 more...

    D4: Derby Trailblazers II go down to Shropshire Warriors despite superb first quarter

    D4-Men -03-12-16smDerby Trailblazers end up on the losing side to the Shropshire Warriors 79-74, despite a stunning first quarter from the home side. The first quarter saw Derby go up 30-17, making five three-pointers in the process. Shropshire took the lead early...

    06 Dec 2016 more...

    U16 Girls: The under 16s girls finished the year with a home game against Leicester Warriors

     U16 Girls V Leicester 04 12 16SmThe Derby girls started the game fired up for what looked like a tough and aggressive game. Unfortunately, this did mean sending the visitors to the foul line twice in the first few minutes and giving away some silly fouls. Miya got the scoreboard...

    06 Dec 2016 more...

    U14 Girls: Strong second half gives the Blazers a big win in Leicester

     U14 Girls Leicester Warriors 03 12 16SmFollowing a tough game against league leaders Manchester Mystics last week the young Blazer girls travelled to local rivals Leicester Warriors for a game that marks the half way point in the season. The task ahead of them included matching up with a number of players who had represented the...

    06 Dec 2016 more...

    U14 Boys: Having a fantastic season so far (Plus match report)

    Blazers LOGO No TagHaving been asked!! to coach the Under 14 Boys this season, I said "adieu" to last years U16's who are now playing U18 Conference. I left them in Kyle's capable hands and joined the U14's one week

    28 Nov 2016 more...

    D1: Derby earn first ever win over Lancashire in Bury

    Lancashire -Spinners -logoDerby Trailblazers had only made two previous trips to Castle Leisure Centre in Bury and both had ended in defeat. This third visit coincided with an improvement in results for Lancashire, who went into the game off the back of wins over Worthing Thunder and Manchester Magic...

    28 Nov 2016 more...

    D1: Derby grind out slender home win over Worthing Thunder

    Worthing Thunder LogoDerby Trailblazers had to dig very deep to grind out their ninth win of the NBL division one season. They were trailing for over thirty-three minutes of the match against a Worthing Thunder side who are finally through the worst of their injury crisis...

    28 Nov 2016 more...

    D1: Trailblazers’ looking for league double against Lancashire and Worthing

    Worthing Thunder LogoAfter experiencing their first league defeat of the season away to London Lituanica last Saturday, Derby Trailblazers will hope it’s their impressive National Cup form which they showed against Manchester Magic on Sunday, which they carry into a pair of league fixtures this weekend...

    25 Nov 2016 more...

    D1: Derby suffer first defeat of the season against physical Lithuanians

    Lituanica Logo SmDerby Trailblazers first taste of defeat came as they lost a tough and physical battle away to London Lituanica in NBL D1, despite a thirty-point haul from Adria Amabilino Perez. The seventeen year old converted seven out of eight...

    21 Nov 2016 more...

    U14 Girls: Blazers find their form to take down the Fliers

     U14s Girls 20 11 16 DSC 0167 1 2After a weekend off the U14 Girls were back in action as they faced an away trip to Rotherham to take on a Hatfield Fliers team who through their first 7 games had an equal win/loss record to the Blazers...

    21 Nov 2016 more...

    D1: Derby book Cup semi-final tie with first ever knock out win over Magic

    Manchester _magicDerby Trailblazers will face Team Northumbria at home in the semi-finals of the National Cup, after beating Manchester Magic for the first time in a knock out competition. Aside from the briefest of ties at 49-all midway through the third quarter...

    21 Nov 2016 more...

    D1: Derby’s unbeaten record faces massive test in League & Cup double-header

    Manchester _magicDerby Trailblazers eleven game unbeaten start to the season across all competitions faces probably its sternest test yet, as they combine a tricky Saturday afternoon trip to London Lituanica with a National Cup Quarter Final tie against Manchester on Sunday afternoon (4:15pm)...

    20 Nov 2016 more...

    D1: Derby edge past Warriors in gritty local derby

    Leicester -warriors -logoDefense was the order of the day as this East Midlands derby once again proved to a feisty, hard nosed fight between two sides, for whom local pride and determination was very much apparent...

    14 Nov 2016 more...

    D1: East Midlands rivalry returns as Trailblazers host Leicester

    Leicester -warriors -logoDerby Trailblazers oldest local rivals the Leicester Warriors are back at the Clarence Wiggins Sports Centre on Saturday night. They arrive off the back of four straight defeats, while the Trailblazers remain unbeaten and top of the NBL Division One league table...

    11 Nov 2016 more...

    U14 Girls: Blazer girls work hard to topple the Spinners

    Blazers ---LOGO-girlsAfter a weekend off National league duty the U14 Blazer girls returned to action as they travelled to Bury to take in Lancashire Spinners. The team welcomed back starting forward Kerys Mather who was absent from the teams last outing in Leeds and with the team at full strength a positive performance was...

    07 Nov 2016 more...

    D1: Derby overcome slow start to overpower Leopards and stay top

    Chris -for -2Derby Trailblazers suffered an unusually slow start to this game and therefore had to dig very deep to protect their unbeaten start to the season. Trailing 9-2 after three minutes and then 16-5 at the mid-point of the first quarter

    07 Nov 2016 more...

    All Derby Trailblazers junior players under 16 get in to D1 games for FREE in November

    Show ImageThe club is running the promotion of all Derby Trailblazers junior players which are under the age of 16, get in to all Division 1 games for FREE with an accompanying adult. The accompanying adult pays only £3. This promotion runs from the Essex game (5th) until the end of November.

    04 Nov 2016 more...

    D1: Trailblazers set to renew rivalry against Essex Leopards

    Essex -leopards -logo -72ppi -white -300x 961Although not a local derby, there’s always been a good rivalry in matches between Derby Trailblazers and Essex Leopards, possibly because the two clubs have often been neck-a-neck in the league title race

    03 Nov 2016 more...

    D1: Trailblazers’ march on to National Cup Quarter Finals

    Derby Trailblazers will host Manchester Magic in the quarter finals of the Men’s National Cup, after fending off a late fight back from Loughborough Student Riders. The Trailblazers let a twenty-two point lead slip, but kept their nerve to record an 84-76 home win

    01 Nov 2016 more...

    D1: Big second half performance keeps Derby’s league run intact

    Derby Trailblazers made it five wins out of five in NBL division one, as they put together a massive second half performance to beat Team Solent Kestrels on the south coast. Derby took the third period 28-13 and the final quarter 24-10 to complete a 52-23 second

    01 Nov 2016 more...

    D1: Trailblazers dominate from tip to buzzer in North-East thriller

    Derby Trailblazers moved to the top of the NBL D1 league table for the first time this season, after completely out performing Team Northumbria from start to finish of a phenomenal match

    25 Oct 2016 more...

    D1: Trailblazers delight fans with ‘dunk-fest’ against Westminster

    Derby Trailblazers unbeaten start to the NBL division one league season continued with a 90-79 home win over Westminster Warriors in a match which produced a range of scintillating slam dunks along the way

    25 Oct 2016 more...

    U14s Girls: Strong defensive performance as Blazers record big win in Leeds

    Leeds Force 23 10 16Following an improved performance last week, the U14 girls travelled to Leeds hoping that a similar performance would see them pick up their third win of season. The task ahead of them would have to be undertaken without

    25 Oct 2016 more...

    D1: Trailblazers’ blistering second half charge leaves Rockets grounded

    Tip Reading SmA stunning second half performance saw Derby Trailblazers clinch their second biggest away win over Reading Rockets, to maintain their unbeaten start in NBL division one. Josh Ward-Hibbert led Derby on an offensive rampage, scoring two thirds of his thirty-three points in the second half. He also added five rebounds...

    18 Oct 2016 more...

    D1: Derby deflect Arrows to reach Cup Fourth Round

    Adria Closes SmDerby Trailblazers will host Loughborough Students Riders in the fourth round of the Men’s National Cup, after they came through a tricky challenge against Derbyshire Arrows. The Trailblazers eventually came away with a 94-95 victory, but not before their North Derbyshire based division two opponents...

    18 Oct 2016 more...

    U14s Girls: Gutsy Blazers fight hard against Royals

    U14s Girls 16 10 16SmFollowing a tough game against local rivals Nottingham Wildcats last week the U14 Blazer girls faced another home game this time against Tameside Royals, a team that last year made the final 4 at the U14 age group

    17 Oct 2016 more...

    D1: Trailblazers come from behind to win battle against Warriors

    Derby Trailblazers saved the best for last, as they came from behind to beat Leicester Warriors and book their place in the semi-finals of NBL Men’s National Trophy. The typically feisty local derby saw five lead changes and two tied scores. The visitors led for just over twenty-five minutes

    13 Oct 2016 more...

    U14 Girls: Much improved Blazer girls claim first win of the season

    Trailblazers Girls U14s SmFor the second week in a row the U14 Blazer girls found themselves at the Clarence Wiggins Sports Hall, this time against Stockport Lapwings. Following last week’s game against Sheffield Hatters the young Blazer girls were eager to make amends and put in a much improved performance

    13 Oct 2016 more...

    D1: Trailblazers survive late scare to win thriller against Bradford

    After twice leading by fifteen points early in the game, Derby Trailblazers had to stave off a dramatic Bradford fight back to get their NBL division one league season off to a winning start. The large and vocal crowd at the Clarence Wiggins Sports Centre was therefore treated to a thrilling finale

    13 Oct 2016 more...

    D1: Trailblazers grind out gritty victory over Loughborough

    Blaze Lo 12SmAfter an impressive pre-season against American touring sides, Derby Trailblazers found the going much tougher in their opening National Trophy Pool match against newly promoted Loughborough Student Riders

    26 Sep 2016 more...

    U14 girls pay the price for slow start against Hatters

    U14s Girls 2016 17 DSC 8277 2 SmWith the summer break over National League Basketball returned to the Clarence Wiggins Sports Centre on Saturday afternoon as the U14 Girls welcomed Sheffield Hatters for a game that for six of the Blazer girls was their first taste of competitive basketball

    26 Sep 2016 more...

    D1: Trailblazers get season underway with local derby in Trophy

    Lough _gameDerby Trailblazers get the new basketball season underway for real this weekend, after a successful series of pre-season friendlies against American touring sides. Derby were unbeaten in all three games, as they...

    23 Sep 2016 more...

    Girls U14s and U16s Season Preview

    Blazers ---LOGO-girlsThis season marks the 2nd year of our Derby Trailblazers Girls basketball program and we have had a busy summer! We once again held our 6-week introduction to basketball sessions, which proved a success and have attracted new players to our U14 & U16 programmes

    23 Sep 2016 more...

    National League Basketball is back

    Loughborough -student -riders -iconWant to see Derby Trailblazer basketball? It all starts this weekend with our U14s Girls, U16s Girls, U18s Men (Prem and Conf) and our D1 Men starting their Trophy quest. NOTE: Saturdays D1 Trophy game against Loughborough has been put back to 7pm

    20 Sep 2016 more...

    PRE-SEASON GAMES: TIP OFF TIMES CONFIRMED

    USA Select Small LogoBallersheavenfulllogo FinalDerby Trailblazers are to prepare for the new basketball season by taking on three different American touring teams in the week before the new season commences

    07 Sep 2016 more...

    Trailblazer's Jake Wesselingh heads to Minnesota's Rochester Community and Technical College

    Jake DSC 5008CutI've been at the Trailblazers since I was in the Minis and I'll never forget the day I received the invite by Clarence [Wiggins] to come to the practise sessions. I've had some amazing coaches at Derby. I thank all of them for the time and effort they put in to the

    05 Aug 2016 more...

    Brian Amabilino in impressive form with England U18s

    Logo _en .pngEngland U18's begin their FIBA European Championship games with Derby's Brian Amabilino Perez a key part of their squad, after his recent impressive string of performances in the tournament

    04 Aug 2016 more...

    Trailblazer junior players shine for East Midlands

    Neve Tash And KerysThe East Midlands U13 Girls finished third this afternoon in Sheffield after going 4-1 on the weekend. After narrowly being beaten by London in the semi-final the girls bounced back to beat Yorkshire to earn 3rd place in the 10 team tournament

    04 Aug 2016 more...

    Trailblazers bid a fond farewell to Steve Baxter

    Steve BaxterHe’s been a familiar face around the Derby Basketball scene for almost three decades, but Derby Trailblazers Basketball Club are going to have to get used to the idea of Steve Baxter not being around the club

    04 Aug 2016 more...

    Derby strengthen coaching staff with double appointment

    Hanson Morris 1Bowen 2Derby Trailblazers Head Coach Matt Shaw has wasted no time in adding to his coaching staff, as he tries to fulfil the void caused by long-standing Assistant Coach Steve Baxter’s decision to emigrate for a life of sunshine in Tenerife

    04 Aug 2016 more...

    NBL Division 1 Coach of the Year: Matt Shaw

    Matt DSC 1073SmMatt Shaw of Derby Trailblazers has been voted as NBL Division 1 Spalding Coach of the Year for the 2015-16 season. Voted for by his peers, Coach Shaw led Derby to a 19-7 record and 2nd place finish in NBL Division 1. he also led them...

    25 Apr 2016 more...