Charlie is a champ

Charlie Bonner.
Charlie Bonner.

KIRTON wheelchair basketball star Charlie Bonner has won the Under 15s National Junior Wheelchair Basketball League title at the Sheffield EIS Sports Arena.

Twelve-year-old Charlie’s team, the Newark Jaguars, had qualified in pole position as undefeated winners of the Northern Division.

They beat the Thames Valley Kings in the play-off quarter-finals, booking their place against Manchester Mavericks.

Another victory saw them up against the Wolverhampton Rhinos.

Superior wheelchair skills and fantastic team play saw the smaller Jaguars earned a 16–11 win.

This was the climax of another successful season, as the team have now won all their matches for the last two seasons.

Unfortunately, it looks like the team will not be able to compete in the coming season as a couple of their players will be moving away.

Anyone interested in joining the team should contact assistant coach Simon Bonner on simondbonner@aol.com to arrange a taster session.