We have a champion! Shannon Hiscock of Newcastle East Griffins club has taken the title and is crowned ‘2014/15 ECF Drive, Dish, Swish Overall Champion’!
In the final, Shannon faced shooting champion Jacob Jonas of South Tyneside Basketball Club and passing champ James Bell of Kenton Basketball Club!
Plans are afoot to expand the programme in 2015/16 to cover the entire ECF. This will ensure a consistent learning approach, identify potential talent and high performers, and recognise that achievement in front of a passionate Eagles fan base.
DDS creator Ian Macleod said: “It’s been a great first step for DDS, and I look forward to seeing the programme grow. Congratulations to Shannon and the other winners James and Jacob!”
Photos from round 3 can be seen here!
Round 3 crowned Jacob Jonas from South Tyneside Basketball CLub as our ‘Swish’ champion. Jacob joined Charles Smith and Scott Martin (Eagles) in having a red hot shooting night as he fended off 4 challengers to take the crown.
Jacob has been on fine form for his club at the local CVL, where he plays a leading role for STBC’s under 12’s team.
The next, and final, round of the programme will see all three champions face off against each other for the ‘2014-15 DDS Overall Champion’ crown on Friday 17th April 2015.
Photos from round 2 can be seen here!
Round 2 crowned James Bell from Kenton Force as our ‘Dish’ champion. James put his passing skills on display during half-time of the Eagles thrilling vicotry over old rivals Scottish Rocks and picked up the winners goodie bag consisting of; DDS T-shirt, Nike Fuel Band and DDS Trophy presented by Andrew McCabe from the Simon Bates Foundation!
The next round will see players compete for the ‘Swish’ title on Friday 20th February 2015!
Photos from Friday nights Event One can be seen HERE, with our Dish Champion Shannon Hiscock! Keep an eye out for Event Two coming soon!
Newcastle East Griffins’ Shannon Hiscock paraded her basketball skills at Sport Central during half-time at the Eagles game v Surrey United in the inaugural Drive aspect of the Drive, Dish and Swish competition and came up the winner of the competition.
Club Champions had come together to challenge for the Overall Drive Champion after successfully winning their own Drive competition and Shannon emerged as the overall Champion on the night.
Shannon was presented with her awards which included a Nike fuel band and specially commissioned T-shirt by Rob Kleiser, head of Newcastle College Lifestyle Academy.
Drive, Dish and Swish is a great new Eagles initiative which is the brainchild of Eagles Assistant Coach Ian Macleod and showcases three of the major fundamentals of the game, dribbling, passing and shooting. Competing clubs will hold competitions on each of the three aspects and then those Club Champions will battle it out at half-time in a future Eagles game to get an overall Champion in each discipline.
Each individual champion will then come together for the final event to crown the ‘ECF Drive, Dish & Swish Champion’..!