This summer the Rams are running their inaugural Rams Summer League on Tuesday nights from 8pm – 10pm at Action Indoor Sports Hornby. The Summer league will involve some of Christchurch best talent as well as up and coming talent from around the region.
The league is made up of 4 teams who will play each other in a round robin before the finals round. Each team has been sponsored by a Christchurch Restaurant. The teams will be coached by Rams assistant coaches Ben Sheat & Piet Van Hasselt.
The league has been created for a range of different reasons. Firstly, with a Rams summer squad being created at the end of the league it’s a great chance for players to be watched and give them a chance to impress Rams head coach Mark Dickel who will be involved in the league as a selector with the other coaches. Secondly, exposing some of the city’s up and coming talent to some of the strongest older talent is another goal of the league.
Get down to Hornby on Tuesday and see some of Canterbury’s best talent. First games are this Tuesday, 8pm – 10pm at Action Indoor Sports Hornby. Full league draw will be released on Monday.
The Lone Star
This team is led by Rams Captain Marques Whippy. Marques will need to play a large role on this team with a young core. Two guards who played for the Rams in 2017 Derek Albertson and Ben Williams will play a large role in backing up Whippy and providing some much-needed scoring punch. With the toughness of Aled Jones at the point to add to an abundance of talent this team will be tough over the 4 week league.
The Lone Star Full Squad
Marques Whippy, Derek Albertson, Aled Jones, Tom Crutchley, Ben Williams, Jamie Tomars, Joemer Altabano, Josh Nickel & Josh Lowe
Joe’s Garage will arguably have the toughest player to defend in the whole league. Tony Tolovae is back in town and team’s will have its hands full trying to slow down Tolovae who as well as scoring dominates the glass on both ends. Dynamic guard Oli Davies, Wing Zac Dawn and University of Canterbury Guard Josh Peterman will back up Tolovae on a team with a lot of Talent.
Joe’s Garage Full Squad
Tony Tolovae, Josh Peterman, Oli Davies, Zacc Dawn, Sam Riley, Joel Jeffery, Richard Rodger, Josh Aitcheson & Connor McLaughlin
The Fitz Sports Bar
The Fitz Sports Bar team will have scoring punch in the guard line and is clearly this team’s strength. Rams guard Taylor Britt and Lincoln University guard James Cawthorn will make a formidable guard line to try and slow down. Making this team strong to go with the tough guard play is the hard working Nic Erwood. Nic does the dirty work and will be the anchor to a tough group.
The Fitz Sports Bar Full Squad
Taylor Britt, James Cawthorn, Ben Hall, Josiah Williams, Carl Issit, Sean Kelly Ihaia Kendrew, Nic Erwood & Matt Mischewski
The Fox & Ferret in Riccarton
The Fox and Ferret in Riccarton team is a youthful one but shouldn’t be underestimated. To go with the youth running the show is the extremely experienced Marty Davison. He will be pushing his young team. This team has an abundance of high school stars from the secondary school teams around Christchurch. Max De Geest (Christ’s College), Max Darling (Christ’s College) and Angus McWilliam (Middleton Grange) are all coming off big seasons with their High School team and will be looking to push themselves in the new Ram’s league and make a statement.
The Fox & Ferret in Riccarton Full Squad
Marty Davison, Angus McWilliam, Max De Geest, Max Darling, Kurt Feneon, Ben Harris, Jaiden Manera, Jack Exeter & Isaiah Morris