Worcester Bears Basketball Club
Team Page   2019/2020

The Worcester Bears Basketball Club was officially formed on 5th October 2012

When we first started in October 2012 there were about a dozen U12 kids from St. Josephs Primary School who loved playing basketball. The club was formed after the popular after school club was not going to continue for another year due to the school being disappointed with the supplied coaches being late or not turning up.

One day the coaches did not arrive but one of the parents said he was a basketball coach and offered to coach the session. Although we did not know him and we didn’t know much about basketball what we could see was that he knew basketball and he was a great coach. What we didn’t know was just how good he was. In January 2013 that parent, Rick Solvason, became head coach and the biggest influence in the direction of the club.

With the introduction of National League junior teams and the amalgamation of a senior team, the club went from Strength to Strength in 2014.

Our Under 14s performing strongly for the first couple of seasons. As the junior players got older we introduced our first Under 16s team into national league and then into Under 18s.

We have competed well winning divisional titles at Under 14 National League, Under 16 National League, and winning the YBL Under 11s and YBL Under 15s competitions.

A number of our junior players over this timeframe have been selected into Regional Performance Centre's and then made it onto regional teams to represent the West Midlands in the regional tournaments. This season we have our first International player as Jacob Solvason captains Wales Under 16s.

The club continues to make progress each year, increasing player participation, training new coaches and officials.


Club & Team Information
Club Information
Club Contact Details

Anthony Duggan

Club Secretary



Rick Solvason

Head Coach



Anthony Lovell Junior Organiser 07534417936


Steve Moss Safeguarding 07935923034 s.mossr23@btinternet.com
Playing Venue

Bishop Perowne School CE College
Merrimans Hill Road


Social Media

Seasons active

YBL Accolades

YBL Championships
U11 Champions 2019
U15 Champions 2019

YBL Leagues Winners


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2019/2020 Teams
Worcester Bears U9 Home Away
Black Grey
Game Day -Tip - League U9 Group B
Head Coach TBC      
Assistant Coach     Playing Venue  
Team Manager      

Worcester Bears U11 Home Away
Black Grey
Game Day - Tip - League U11 Group C
Head Coach TBC      
Assistant Coach     Playing Venue  
Team Manager      

Worcester Bears U13 Home Away
Blue Black
Game Day Saturday Tip 10:30 League U13 South West
Head Coach        
Assistant Coach     Playing Venue
Team Manager     Bishops