News and Announcements
Former Windsor Valiant and Current 5th year player at St. Clair College, Shannon Kennedy became the all time leading scorer in the OCAA for Women’s Basketball. A tremendous accomplishment for her and the program. Congratulations Shannon! Fantastic accomplishment from not only a great player, but also leader, teammate, mentor and young woman. Program, former teammates, coaches and All Valiants Families are extremely proud of all that you have accomplished at St. Clair and wish you continued success in everything that you do in the future.
The 2018 Windsor Valiants girls only house league basketball dates have been announced. There will be eight sessions for girls in grades one through nine. All sessions will take place at 749 Felix Ave at the Forster Community Hub in Windsor. The winter session will focus more on game like situations for house league participants as our fall sessions focused more on skill development. Grades one through three house league sessions will start at 9am. Grades four through six sessions will be 10:15am until 11:30am. The last session featuring grades seven through nine will take place 11:45am until 1:00pm. The cost is $70 and girls will get a Valiants branded t-shirt. The registration form is attached and can be emailed back to firstname.lastname@example.org. Payments can be made on the first day of house league by cash or cheque.
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The Windsor Valiants are excited to announce that we will be running the the 2017 Windsor Valiants High School Girls Basketball All-Star Showcase. In partnership with St. Clair College Athletics the event will feature 4 games that will promote high school girls basketball.
The event begins at 5:00pm with newly created Windsor Valiants Developmental team taking on the L’Essor Aigles junior girls team. At 5:00pm on the main court will be the Junior Girl’s All-Star Game. At 6:00pm, the Tier 2 WECSSAA Senior Girls All-Star Game will take place. At halftime of this game the two novice teams from the Windsor Valiants and the Tecumseh Saints will play in a mini exhibition game. At 7:30pm the Tier 1 WECSSAA Senior Girls All-Star Game will take place. Tier 1 and Tier 2 first team all-stars and tier one through three league MVPs will receive their all-star plaques at halftime of their respective games.
All games will take place at St. Clair College SportPlex and admission for all spectators is $2.00. Free parking will be in Lot D (South of SportsPlex) and Lot N (West of SportsPlex) from 4:00-9:30pm.
The Windsor Valiants want to thank St Clair College Athletics for being the lead sponsor for this event. We would also like to thank our other sponsors: Tecumseh Saints Basketball, Canada Basketball, the Ontario Basketball Association, University of Windsor Lancers Women’s Basketball Program and the Massey Mustangs Boy’s Basketball Program.
This should be a fun night where you can see league MVPs Claire Lamarre of the St Anne Saints, Quinn MacIsaac of the F.J. Brennan Cardinals and Emma Bedal of UMEI Lightning battle it out. Rising junior all-stars such as Kennedy Costello, Reighan Dales and Jenna El-Hassan take stage for the juniors. This will also be a great chance to see the great things happening with the new Windsor Valiants U15 Developmental team where players like Nneke Lockhart, Reem Chebli and Nyra Brown-Henderson are leading the way.
This will be a great night of basketball that highlights some of the best female basketball players in the Windsor-Essex Region!
On Saturday November 4th the Windsor Valiants U15 Developmental Team made their debut playing their first game against the Valiants Major Bantam team. The U15 team is made up of girls from the Valiants house league program and other girls looking to develop their basketball skills. The U15 features girls from: Sandwich Public School, Vincent Massey Secondary School, Walkerville High School, Kennedy High School, St. Anne’s catholic High School, Westgate Public School and Northwood Public School. Girls on the U15 are in grades 7-10 and are just a group of girls who wanted a taste of higher level basketball action.
The Major bantam team showed what makes them one of the best teams in Ontario handling the Developmental Team pretty well. For the developmental Valiants team there were several bright spots during the game. Starting Centre #21 Olivia Austin-Ghrayeb was all over the floor diving for balls, getting rebounds and being the defensive anchor for the Valiants Developmental Team. Austin-Ghrayeb was named player of the game for Developmental Team. Strong point guard play was made by siblings #5 Reem Chebli and #8 Manar Chebli.
Up next for the U15 team is a tournament in Dearborn Michigan at the Turkey Hoops Showcase. We are looking forward to seeing the debuts of #13 Point Guard Nneke Lockhart, #14 Power Forward Nyra Brown-Henderson and #15 Centre Olivia Carter.
We want to thank Ben Scaria and Sean Mei from the Massey Mustangs Basketball Program for officiating this game. Thanks to Coach Wren Dosant and Josh Leeman Executive Director of the Valiants for giving Coach Keith McShan the chance to coach these fine group of ladies.
Great start Valiants!
The Valiants elite academy will be offered Sunday mornings starting the 24th of September. It will be lead by University of Windsor Starting point guard and Captain Mike Rocca along with CFL player and University of Duke Graduate Chris Rwabukamba. The program is very excited to have these two outstanding athletes provide elite training in basketball, strength and conditioning, speed and agility. This 10 week program will help bring out the best in your son or daughter.
In our basketball training sessions we will be focusing on shooting, dribbling, passing, balance, and most importantly decision making! Your child will leave this academy with a strong skill set and improved confidence to lead them into their upcoming seasons! “Mike Rocca”
In our training sessions we will focus on making your child a better overall athlete! The focus will be improving speed, agility, conditioning and explosiveness!!! Together with your child’s hard work and my tested methods, we will unlock your child’s true athletic potential. “Chris Rwabukamba”