Basketball Champions have the “Bulldog” Spirit
Barnet Bulldogs Basketball Club U18 boy’s team saw off Solent 97-73 to become champions of the Southern National League Conference. In a very tight encounter, the Bulldog’s eventually produced the form that has seen them win 14 straight games in a row.
The whole team showed a very impressive display.
However, special mentioned must be made of captain Ekow Nottinson and Tayo Oyefuse, who both got 19 points each, Chuck Dun hit 17, while point guard Prince Lartey scored 13.
This same team went on to win again the following year.
The team is made primarily of U16 players and it’s lead by Coach Neville Polson, who at 21 years of age is the youngest National League Coach to have ever coached a winning team in the country.
Neville started coaching Bulldogs teams at the age of 17 , from under 12 to under 18 , the teams that he has coached over the years have won a total of 9 Leagues.
Neville was on a college scholarship in the USA before a serious ankle injury curtailed his playing career.