Culford School
Sports and Tennis Centre
Bury St Edmunds
IP28 6TX

Culford School Website
Every Thursday

Club Members:
7.00pm - 8.15pm

First Team:
7.30pm - 9.30pm
The Bury Bombers are a wheelchair basketball
team based in Bury St Edmunds that caters for
people of all ages and abilities. The Club works
from grass roots to National League level with the
ethos of Courage, Inspiration, Determination
and Equality.
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Chairman & Head Coach Jill Anderson | jill@burybombers.org.uk | 01284 728458

Bombers were fortunate to gain the membership of Hugh Anderson for the 2009/10 season, with his return to the area after university. The experience that he had gained playing with Sheffield Steelers and at GB Under 23 level was to prove invaluable to the team. They also welcomed newcomer Amy Conroy, an amputee, who travelled from Norwich to play for both Div 3 and Juniors.

The 1st team won all 12 games played in Division 3 Central gaining promotion to Division 2 and were invited to the Play offs.

The Junior team (U19s) took second place at the national finals. This was the culmination of a fantastic season for the youngsters.  They came first in the Southern Division of their league, being unbeaten throughout the season until they lost the final.

This has been the Bury Bombers most successful season to date.  Both Junior and Senior teams were undefeated in their respective divisions and put on stunning performances in all matches.

The team were also grateful to Premier Foods for helping to purchase the new kit. RGK agreed to sponsor the trophies for the coming seasons.

2010/11 saw a decision to enter a third team into the National League, at Development level. The club also decided they needed a venue for senior games and training that would give better facilities for the disabled.  The club moved the training and match venue to Newmarket Leisure Centre on a Tuesday evening, whilst retaining County Upper for the Club and Junior players. This would require further financial input but the committee backed the Coach in the need for better premises.

The 1st team had a marvellous season winning all their area games to give them 1st place in Div 2 South and an invitation to the play offs where they lost to Cardiff Celts in the final; a team the Bombers had beaten twice in the season. However, the Bombers had won promotion to Division 1!

The development team played 10 games and won 8 to give them a chance to join Division 3.

The Juniors (many playing for the last time because of age) again came second in the National finals.

In the 2011/12 season was the one leading to the Paralympics. Bombers lost Amy Conroy to the women’s squad. So with the first team gaining promotion to Division 1 everyone’s performance had to be stepped up. The club had attracted Drew Stevenson, who had trained at GB level and played in Italy. He captained the team, and was a great inspiration to all the players throughout the season. The other first team players, Hugh, Chris, Jack and Aiden, showed great commitment and performance. The first team finished the season as runners-up and also beat the Division Champions.....twice! In their final game, which was also the last game of the season, the team played some awesome basketball.

It was also decided to enter a team into Division 3. They joined the 1st team at Newmarket for training and games, and had their own session. Although the second team only won two of their games, they all showed great improvement in their game skills.

This was the first season that the Bombers had not had a team in the junior league. With the development of current youngsters added to the new players who have joined Bombers, it is hoped to put a junior team into the U15 8 foot competition in the future.

It is worthy of note that BWB asked if Bury Bombers could enter a team in the Super League for the following season.

2009 - 2012: Taking on the Big Boys