Yateley Silverbacks Basketball Club Silverbacks 3rd squad

Yateley Silverbacks 3rd Team
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Captain : Pete Daines

Pete is the founder and the chairman of the Yateley Silverbacks. He has won numerous titles and awards during his 19 years in the Wessex league playing for 3 different clubs -  some as a player and some as a player/coach. Pete is a 5 times Silverbacks Players' Player of the Year and the 2015 MVP. He is the England U16 Team Manager/Pathway coordinator and has led the national team as Head of delegation at 3 European Championships. The bronze medal won in Macedonia in 2014 is the highlight of his basketball career. 

Pete has also coached school teams to 2 National titles, a London Borough Championship and has just set up and coaches the Silverbacks U12s. These days on court Pete is a steady point guard who's drives to the basket and scoring are becoming rarer and rarer, with too many minutes on his rebuilt knees, but he still claims to be the best passer in the Wessex league! #

Favourite players: MJ, Glen Rice, Larry Bird, Lebron and Matthew Daines Inspiration: Catherine Daines

Vice Captain : Tim Routledge

6'1''  Guard/Forward
Timmy is the oldest Silverback but still one of the fittest! He has played in the League for a long while but signed for us because he got fed up 'playing at midnight in a freezing cold sports hall' and wanted to play home matches at weekends in 'The Jungle.' His fantastic efforts within the club and superb attitude were rewarded with a 'Clubman' award at the end of  the 2010/11 season. On the court his greatest asset is his versatility. He can play 4 positions and can guard small or big men. Tim is also a good coach and motivator and his wisdom proves helpful to our younger members. Off the court Tim is an academic, sports fan and devoted Dad, ferrying his daughters to athletics tracks and swimming pools all over the place!
James Carson
5'10'' Guard
James made his basketball comeback for the 'Backs after spending a few years travelling the world and climbing mountains. He was Edgbarrow captain when they won the 1991 County Cup and played a season for Lodden Valley in the early noughties. A tenacious defender but there were expletives when Jimmy missed a shot or turned the ball over! In his one season for the Silverbacks Jimmy will be best remembered for his numerous 3 point bank shots and wearing knee high socks and headband despite continuos ridicule. Off the court Jimmy is a huge Liverpool FC fan, devoted godfather to Matthew Daines and a charity marathon runner. After one season Jimmy decided to leave the team as he would rather sit on his sofa than on the bench!
Andy Crombie
5' 9" Guard
Stats, Springsteen and Spurs obsessed, OCD tidy Andy joins from the Aztecs where he had a decorated decade winning League and Plate titles as a player with the Jaguars, and coaching the ladies to a league title in 2010. He was also Club Chairman for several years. Ultra-organised off the court, Andy can get very angry on it! Watch out for the slow wind up to his shot - it may look strange, but is clearly very effective!
Spencer Thomas

6' 5" Forward / Center

Spencer is a defensive minded player who has a few years experience previously playing in a amateur team in the Solent area.  After living in the US in 2009 he developed a love for the sport and started to play when he returned to the UK. Joining the Silverbacks in the Summer 2015 he enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and organized training sessions.He is keen to work on his fundamentals and offensive game so he can one day play for the Bulls ...

Andrew Tomlin
Andrew Tomlin        6’5’’       Center
‘Coddy’ is one of the most decorated players in recent Wessex league history after his emergence as a callow youth on the outdoor courts of Bracknell. He has won numerous League titles and Cups (as well as lots of Runners up medals) with first Woodley and then Windsor over the last 15 seasons. It is a travesty he has never been a Wessex League All-star like Davies and Daines! (Sorry mate, had to be done!) A former teammate of Pete and Glynn during schoolboy Tigers, Berkshire and Brunel University teams, Coddy must have amassed well over 10,000 points and 15,000 rebounds during his career. The big fella in the middle is a huge Spurs fan and when he is not hanging out at the Lane or in the After Dark, he is a family man – married to Anna and doting father of Sophia. Favourite all time player: Matt Buck
Alex White

Standing at 6ft 4, Alex is one of the “Big Men” of the team. He joined the Silverbacks family in Feb 2015 at the young age of 37. Alex initially joined us to lose weight & regain his fitness in a friendly team based environment. He had no ideas that after 20 years since playing basketball at school, He would rekindle his enjoyment of the game & become one of the team. Something he admits is entirely down to the members of the Silverbacks family & their perfect balance of fun & desire.

Alex is now an established player. He is also the clubs registrar, webmaster, a qualified table official & has become one of the clubs allocated referee's.

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