Last summer during the Olympic Games in London, I spent a most wonderful afternoon in the company of a former GB Women's player. We watched some of the basketball competition and saw Great Britain Women taking on the Women of France. It was an afternoon I will never forget.

All Photos By Mike SHAFT

Leeds Carnegie Basketball had a mixed weekend with a loss in the League against Worthing Thunder before claiming their place in the National Cup quarter-finals on Sunday against Tees Valley Mohawks.

Matthew Bryan-Amaning came up big at the weekend, helping London Lions to two victories that moved them up to fifth in the British Basketball League.

Manchester Giants secured their first win of the season as they saw off Birmingham Knights 101-83.

The big news of Week 5 of the 2012/13 BBL season is that Manchester Giants picked up their first win, defeating Birmingham Knights 101-83 in Manchester.

Nick Lewis is sitting this one out due to suspension following his dismissal in the Birmingham game.

TPAS wish to announce that Michelle Reid will be leaving her post as Chief Executive of TPAS at the end of 2013.

Leeds Carnegie Basketball continued their impressive start to the season after Saturday’s 78-72 victory over Westminster Warriors secured them a home National Trophy quarter-final draw.

Leicester Riders showed once again they are the best defensive team in the British Basketball League, setting a new record at the weekend.