Great Britain’s Junior Men took part at the Fazza International Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, held at the Al Ahli Club last week, finishing in third-place. The tournament provided the GB Junior Men with an opportunity to build the team and challenge for selection for the World Championship in 2017.
Opening with a narrow loss to Thailand (51 – 54), GB bounced back with consecutive victories over Kuwait (67 – 36) and Saudi Arabia (43 – 28). Next up GB faced Japan, for a place in the tournament’s final, where the squad narrowly missed out 52-59 in OT in what was a gruelling encounter.
Showing true determination, GB concluded the tournament with victory in a back and forth third-place playoff game: GB dragged their way back from a 10 points deficit late in the fourth quarter to force OT and earn a 53-52 win over Thailand.
As a result GB took home bronze.