Yateley Silverbacks Basketball Club Silverbacks 2nd squad

Yateley Silverbacks 2nd Men's Team
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Captain : Philip Nockles

At 6' 2" and around 95kg, Phil is a Guard/Forward with a history of success at junior and senior levels. His basketball CV is impressive: Thames Valley Tigers U12-U15s, Berkshire U15s, Berkshire Schools U15s, South England U15s, Reading Rockets U16-18 conference, Reading Rockets Div 4 & Reading Rockets Div 1. Honours include: Thames Valley U14 CVL Winners, Tigers U14 Most Improved Player award, Reading Rockets U18 Conference Runners Up, Rockets U18 Coaches player, Rockets Div 4 Most Improved 2009, Rockets Div 4 Coaches Player 2010, Rockets Div 4 Most Improved 2011, Rockets Div 4 Coaches Player 2012, Rockets Div 4 Most Improved 2013, EBL Div 1 League and Playoff Champions 2013, Rockets Div 4 Coaches Player 2014... wow!

Vice Captain : Antony Green

5'11'' Guard/Small Forward
Greeny joined the club at the start of the 2011/12 season after an amazing 8 year break from competitive basketball. One of the funniest men the Chairman has ever met, he was a teammate of Glynn, Pete, Barney and Coddy in the dominant Berkshire squad of the early 90's and he played in every age group through the Tigers youth system. He was in the successfull Tigers Play-Off winning squad at Wembley in 1997. He also had spells in the Wessex league with Woodley. A ferocious defender and scorer in his heyday 'Greendog' has a sweet left handed shot and is always keen to help the refs with their decision making. We hope he can add a scoring punch for the 'Backs and has already displayed his leadership qualities. Anthony is Bracknell 'Man and boy' and works as a fitness instructor when not watching classic Only Fools and Horses on TV.
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!
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

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
Performance history