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    D1: Trailblazers go Dragon slaying before seeking Magic result

    Blazers Logo TEAMS DIV1 smAs the NBL division one regular season moves into its final month, Derby Trailblazers have seven games remaining, four of which will be played back to back on double-header weekends. The first of those sees them in action at home to Bradford Dragons on Saturday (7:15pm) before making the trip to Manchester Magic on Sunday afternoon (5pm)

    06 Mar 2015 more...

    D1: Trailblazers collect third win over Mohawks

    Blazers Logo TEAMS DIV1 smThe race for the NBL division one league title took another few twists over the weekend with Derby now much better placed than they were just seven days ago. For their part, the Trailblazers completed a relatively straightforward 91-72 home

    03 Mar 2015 more...

    D1: Trailblazers look to get back on track as Mohawks visit

    Blazers Logo TEAMS DIV1 smAfter suffering an unexpected defeat on the road in London last weekend, the Derby Trailblazers are back are home, where they will look to complete their third league double of the season so far, by beating Tees Valley Mohawks

    02 Mar 2015 more...

    D1: Trailblazer’s title challenge derailed in Capital

    Blazers Logo TEAMS DIV1 smDerby Trailblazers NBL Division One league title aspirations took a major blow on Saturday after a dreadful fourth quarter saw them slump to an 82-67 defeat at Moberly Sports Centre. After Alex Denholm had tied the game at 61-all with the opening basket of the final period, Derby were outscored 21-6, as the Warriors boosted their own chances of avoiding relegation

    23 Feb 2015 more...

    D1: Trailblazers defuse Rockets to move back up table

    Blazers Logo TEAMS DIV1 smDerby Trailblazers were pretty much back to their best as they completed first ever league-double over Reading Rockets. The 83-73 home win was played out in front of a noisy crowd at Noel-Baker and with Reading going on to beat Kent the following day and Essex Leopards slipping up against Kent on Saturday, the Trailblazers couldn’t have hoped for a better set of results

    20 Feb 2015 more...

    D1: Trailblazers back at Noel-Baker after five long weeks

    Blazers Logo TEAMS DIV1 smFive long weeks after Derby Trailblazers last played at Noel-Baker, the club’s division one men return to take on fellow title challengers Reading Rockets in what promises to be a thrilling contest. The Rockets ground out a 73-69 home win over Essex Leopards last weekend, a result which saw them overtake the Trailblazers and move into second place, while Derby slipped to fourth.

    19 Feb 2015 more...

    U13s: Brave Blazers edged out by Titans

    Blazers Logo TEAMS U13 smWith only four regular season games remaining the young Blazers faced NEBC titans for the first time following their first encounter being postponed. Titans were the league leaders having only lost once all season. A tough game was expected for the U13 Blazers but they knew that following a string of good performances they were ready for the challenge

    19 Feb 2015 more...

    Basketball England and BBL meet to discuss future of the sport

    BE LOGO Sm COLOURBBL LogoThe elected Directors of Basketball England have met with representatives of BBL Management Board yesterday to review the recent developments in the sport.

    10 Feb 2015 more...

    Injury ravaged Trailblazers lose out in league and exit Trophy

    Raheem Manc SmInjuries could not have come a worse time for Derby Trailblazers. As they went into the most important weekend of their season so far, it became apparent that Alex Dorr, John Gould, Lee Goldsbrough and Lamar Morrison would all be unavailable for the top of the table D1 clash away to

    09 Feb 2015 more...

    U13s: Blazers dig deep to beat City of Birmingham

    Blazers Logo TEAMS U13 smDerby came into the game on a seven game winning streak but knew that nothing other than their very best would be good enough to beat a COB team that had beaten the young Blazers by 28 points earlier in the season.

    09 Feb 2015 more...

    Clarence Wiggins Memorial - Live Feed

    TODAY'S MEMORIAL 31-01-15: This will be the main live stream to the Clarence Wiggins Memorial Evening. Please check back here later today from 6PM GMT to see the setup and arrival of attendees.

     

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    Clarence Wiggins Memorial Evening - UPDATE

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    Thank you all for the amazing responses we have received over the past week in regards to the memorial evening. It is where Social Media comes in to its own, and Lee Jepson, myself, Nigel Cash and Steven Renshaw think the support has been phenomenal!

    27 Jan 2015 more...

    U18s Premier: Fantastic win against last years champions

    Blazers Logo TEAMS U18 smDerby u18 went into the top of the table clash against the National Champions from last year, Manchester Magic. After losing at the Magic by 23 earlier in the season, the players & staff were determined to make amends

    24 Jan 2015 more...

    U13s: Blazers unleash a storm against the Thunder

    Blazers Logo TEAMS U13 smFollowing last week’s performance against Mansfield the young Blazers travelled to Northampton full of confidence looking for another strong performance against a Thunder team that had won their last two games

    24 Jan 2015 more...

    U13s: Blazers stand tall against Giants

    Blazers Logo TEAMS U13 smDerby U13’s travelled to Mansfield knowing that they would have to be at their very best to compete with a team that had beaten them by 29 points earlier in the season.  As the game begun the young Blazers controlled the opening tip and Robert found an uncontested passage to the basket to score the first points of the game. Both teams

    18 Jan 2015 more...

    Trailblazers face local derby in Leicester

    Chris SmDerby Trailblazers will renew one of their fiercest rivalries on Saturday as they travel to Braunstone Leisure to face Leicester Warriors. League form rarely plays a part in games between the two clubs, with pride and passion being much more at the forefront on players’ minds.

    17 Jan 2015 more...

    Derby suffer heart breaking league loss against Worthing

    Raheem SmAn emotional night at Noel-Baker school finished with a heart breaking two point defeat against Worthing Thunder, when Dan Watts three-point attempt bounced back off the rim just as the buzzer sounded

    12 Jan 2015 more...

    U13's: Balanced team effort secures win for young Blazers

    Blazers Logo TEAMS U13 smFollowing the Christmas & New year break the U13’s were back in National League action against Leicester Riders. Prior to the opening tip both teams paid tribute to the late great Clarence Wiggins who passed away over the Christmas break, what followed on the court would have

    12 Jan 2015 more...

    Trailblazers progress to Trophy semi-finals with South Coast win

    Raheem _DSC_1209Derby Trailblazers gained a degree of revenge on Sunday night as they put together an accomplished performance on the south coast, which resulted in an 83-73 victory over Worthing Thunder in the quarter-final of the Men’s Trophy. Derby will now travel to Manchester Magic on Sunday 8th February in the semi-finals of the competition

    12 Jan 2015 more...

    Trailblazers face Worthing home and away in League & Trophy double-header

    Worthing Thunder LogoDerby Trailblazers and Worthing Thunder will be well acquainted with each other by the end of this weekend, as the two clubs face each other home and away in both league and trophy action.

    09 Jan 2015 more...

    Clarence to be buried in North Carolina

    We have been asked to share the following information as widely as possible. Clarences wife CJ, has decided that Clarence will be buried in North Carolina. She is currently going through the process of working out arrangements to return the body and will then be able to set a date.

    02 Jan 2015 more...

    Trailblazers pay tribute to inspirational player and coach – Clarence Wiggins

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    Derby Trailblazers were devastated to learn of the untimely death of Clarence Wiggins, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, just eight days after celebrating his fifty-eighth birthday. Born in North Carolina, it was an out of the blue transatlantic telephone call in August of 1983 which

    02 Jan 2015 more...

    A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from your Derby Trailblazers

    Santa _basketballA very Happy Christmas to all our coaches, players, supporters, fans and sponsors. 2014 has been a great year for the club. Let's hope 2015 brings silverware to reward the hard efforts of coaches , players, parents and volunteers alike!  As we take time out to celebrate Christmas, we hope the true reason for the season will be apparent to one and all!

    24 Dec 2014 more...

    Trailblazers round off 2014 with away win over Neptunes

    Derby Trailblazers can be justifiably proud of the position they find themselves as they head into the Christmas break. Their hard fought 112-96 away win over Newham (NASSA) Neptunes kept them at the top of the NBL division one table and there was more good news for the club later in the day, as second placed Essex Leopards were beaten 89-86 at Worthing Thunder

    24 Dec 2014 more...

    Trailblazers round off 2014 with trip to Capital

    Blazers Logo TEAMS DIV1 smDerby Trailblazers close 2014 with a trip to London, where they will take on Newham (NASSA) Neptunes on Saturday afternoon (4pm). It will be only the second ever meeting between the two clubs, with the Londoners having pulled off a surprise 86-79 away win in the Quarter-Finals of the 2011/12 National Cup competition.

    19 Dec 2014 more...

    Big 3rd quarter sees U13's Blazers beat the Warriors

    Blazers Logo TEAMS U13 smBlazers were back to full strength to face a Shropshire team that they had beaten easily in their first game of the season. The game however didn’t start well for the young blazers as somewhat surprisingly Shropshire jumped out to an early 4-11 lead. A timeout was needed to try and kick start the game for Derby and Stuart

    15 Dec 2014 more...

    D3 play local rivals at home on Sunday - PLUS all the weekends games

    Blazers Logo TEAMS DIV3 smWith no Division One basketball scheduled for the Trailblazers this weekend, the attention switches to the Club's Development programme and there are few spicier fixtures than the game which awaits Trailblazers II in division three north on Sunday afternoon.

    12 Dec 2014 more...

    Trailblazers let chance of victory slip away against Leopards

    Blazers Logo TEAMS DIV1 smDerby Trailblazers hopes of ending Essex Leopards unbeaten start to the NBL division one season were dashed when they allowed a fourteen-point lead to be whittled away by the visitors over the final seven minutes of regulation time.

    08 Dec 2014 more...

    Trailblazers look to end Leopards unbeaten league start

    Essex Leopards Logo WebAfter the frantic schedule of recent weeks, the month of December has a more relaxed feel for Derby Trailblazers, who now have just two games scheduled before Christmas. However, the visit of Essex Leopards to Noel-Baker this Saturday (7:15pm) promises to be a challenging fixture for Derby as it pitches NBL division one’s top two clubs against each other

    05 Dec 2014 more...

    A thank you - from the Dorr family

    DorrsWe've just had a lovely message sent through to the club from Alex Dorr's family. Mike asked that we should share it on the club page, so everyone can see how much they enjoyed their recent trip to England. It was great to have them here with us and I'm sure they'll be back in the future

    04 Dec 2014 more...

    Trailblazers slay Dragons in epic thriller

    Brad Dan SmDerby Trailblazers had to dig deep to come out of top against a feisty and talented Bradford side whose league record almost defies belief. The Dragons sit bottom of the NBL division one, but the majority of their defeats have come by just a handful of points, as was the case against Derby.

    04 Dec 2014 more...

    Trailblazers blow Storm off track

    Hem Raheem SmA blistering 14-0 start helped Derby Trailblazers to power their way past Hemel Storm towards a 91-60 home victory.  Raheem May-Thompson was the star of the show, coming off the bench to score thirty points, which included a trio of three-pointers and a pair of huge slam dunks. At the other end, he also swatted away

    04 Dec 2014 more...

    Trailblazers blistering defence earns valuable away win

    Blazers Logo TEAMS DIV1 smMuch improved defence was the key to Derby Trailblazers securing their sixth win in seven league starts as they beat Tees Valley Mohawks 84-75. Head Coach Matt Shaw was delighted by his side's defensive intensity after a week in which

    25 Nov 2014 more...

    Trailblazers look to extend unbeaten league run in Teesside

    Tees Valley MohawksAfter the disappointment of being knocked out of the Men’s National Cup by Manchester last Sunday, the old adage of concentrating on the league has never been truer for Derby Trailblazers as they head to Teesside on Saturday (5pm).

    22 Nov 2014 more...

    Blazers slip to first defeat against City of Birmingham (COB)

    Blazers Logo TEAMS U13 smDerby U13’s taste defeat for the first time as a lack of focus & aggression on the defensive end of the floor result in a 96-68 loss. The first quarter started promisingly for the Blazers as Stuart & Robert combined on the offensive end to open up a 6-10 lead

    19 Nov 2014 more...

    Derby knocked out of Cup by Manchester Magic

    DSC_3706smA below par opening fifteen minutes left Derby Trailblazers with a mountain to climb in their National Cup Quarter final tie away to Manchester Magic and led to them being knocked out of the competition. Magic recorded an 83-67 victory, despite Derby having matched them pretty much point for point over the final twenty-five minutes.

    19 Nov 2014 more...

    Derby battle past Northumbria to stay top

    DSC_1582smDerby Trailblazers needed a real gutsy performance to get past Team Northumbria and secure an 86-84 home win in front of a packed Noel-Baker crowd. It was an intensely physical affair, with nine offensive fouls being called and five players fouling out.

    19 Nov 2014 more...

    Trailblazers face Northumbria and Manchester in league & cup double

    Team -northumbria -lowresThe fixtures are coming thick and fast for Derby Trailblazers at present and this weekend is no different with the club’s senior men facing a pair of important games in both league and cup competitions.

    16 Nov 2014 more...

    A special welcome to Oakwood Junior School

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    We were joined tonight by pupils and PE Staff from Oakwood Junior School in Alvaston. PE Teachers, Mr Higgins and Miss Lawrence brought the children along to give them an insight and experience of watching an NBL division one basketball game.

    15 Nov 2014 more...

    Derby defuse Rockets in thrilling finish

    10407684_757872230916796_2081070165111849363_n2Derby Trailblazers produced a herculean effort to beat Reading Rockets 89-88 in the thrilling finale of a pulsating NBL Division one match. The win over last season's triple winning Rockets side was only the third time Derby have ever won on Reading's court and represents a real statement

    10 Nov 2014 more...

    Derby end Kent's crusade to retake top spot

    10407684_757872230916796_2081070165111849363_n2Derby Trailblazers returned to the top of NBL Division One with a hard fought 88-72 home win over Kent Crusaders.  The two sides were locked at 21-all after the opening period and Derby were only ahead by three points at half time. However, improved

    10 Nov 2014 more...

    Trailblazers up against Kent Crusaders & Reading Rockets in league double

    Kent Crusaders Readingrockets LogoThe rigours of being back in division one will become clearly apparent for Derby Trailblazers over the next month or so, as four of the next five weekends see the club’s senior men’s team playing weekend double-headers.

    06 Nov 2014 more...

    Derby lose unbeaten league start with Northumbria defeat

    Alex Dorr NeegDerby Trailblazers unbeaten start to NBL division one was halted by Team Northumbria on Sunday, as the Newcastle side won a scrappy contest 79-74. The result provided immediate revenge for Northumbria, after they were sent crashing to a 44 point defeat by Derby in the Men’s Trophy

    03 Nov 2014 more...

    Trailblazers head to Northumbria to defend unbeaten league record

    Team -northumbria -lowresDerby Trailblazers head to the North East for the second time in two weeks and this time there are league points at stake, as they look to extend their unbeaten start to the league season at Team Northumbria’s expense.

    01 Nov 2014 more...

    Trailblazers edge past Mets to reach Trophy quarter finals

    Lee DSC 2656MiniDerby Trailblazers were given something of a scare by Birmingham Mets in the third round of the National Cup. The division two club staged a blistering second half fight back, outscoring the Trailblazers 31-15 in the final quarter, as their bid to produce a cup upset came a little bit too close for comfort

    28 Oct 2014 more...

    Trailblazers turn on the Magic to beat Manchester

    Team DSC 8603MiniDerby Trailblazers produced their best performance of the season so far as they inflicted Manchester Magic’s first defeat of the season in all competitions. The won three of the four quarters and drew the third period as they powered towards a 85-66 victory in front of a large and particularly raucous home crowd

    28 Oct 2014 more...

    It’s a league and cup double-header at Noel-Baker

    Magic -and -metsFor the second time in two weeks, Derby Trailblazers have a home double-header to contend with. This time around, it’s a combination of league and national cup matches, with Manchester Magic back in the city on Saturday

    23 Oct 2014 more...

    Sensational second half helps Blazers reach Trophy quarter finals

    Blazers Logo TEAMS DIV1 smAfter a relatively slow start to their final NBL Trophy pool match, Derby Trailblazers produced some of their best basketball of the season so far, as they cruised to an 89-54 away victory over Team Northumbria. Their potent offence produced fifty-two second half points, while at the same time

    23 Oct 2014 more...

    Trailblazers need a win to guarantee Trophy progression

    Team -northumbria -lowresDerby Trailblazers conclude the Pool Stage of the NBL Men’s Trophy with an away trip to face Team Northumbria. Both clubs have identical records of two wins and two defeats going into their final pool match, as do Bradford Dragons who play Leicester Warriors on Sunday.

    17 Oct 2014 more...

    Don’t they look smart?

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    Have you notice the smart new kit our players are wearing this season? It’s the product of our ongoing partnership with Bigfoot Basketball.  The new kit is produced using a technique known as “dye sublimation”, which employs a printing process in which heat is used to transfer dye onto fabric, rather

    14 Oct 2014 more...

    Goldsbrough shines as Derby bounce back with Mohawks victory

    1962699_744040042300015_5591654937197996831_nAfter narrowly missing out against Manchester Magic on Saturday, the Derby Trailblazers stamped their authority all over Sunday’s match against an under powered Tees Valley side. They raced to a 76-51 home victory, to record their second win in the Pool Stage of the Men’s Trophy.

    13 Oct 2014 more...

    Derby come up just short in home opener against Manchester

    1902963_743981708972515_5488302852910391135_nDerby Trailblazers came very close to becoming the first team to beat division one powerhouse Manchester Magic this season. However, a poor third quarter saw them beaten 78-74 in front of a packed crowd at Noel-Baker school.

    13 Oct 2014 more...

    Red hot Blazers scorch Leicester Riders U13’s

    U13s -team -huddleDerby Trailblazers U13’s move to 4-0 on the season as they defeat a spirited Leicester Riders team 27-94. With starting guard Robert unavailable Neve & Blake made

    11 Oct 2014 more...

    Home is finally in sight for Trailblazers

    Blazers Logo TEAMS CLUB smAfter spending the first three weeks of the new basketball season on the road, home is finally in sight for the Derby Trailblazers as they face Manchester Magic at Noel-Baker school on Saturday and then play host to Tees Valley Mohawks less than twenty-four hours later on Sunday afternoon.

    10 Oct 2014 more...

    Trailblazers race past Riders into Cup third round

    Blazers Logo TEAMS DIV1 smDerby Trailblazers made light work of booking their place in the third round of the Men’s National Cup. They beat division two side Loughborough Student Riders 98-54 and have been rewarded with a home tie in the third round

    07 Oct 2014 more...

    Watts guides Trailblazers to thrilling win over Warriors

    Blazers Logo TEAMS DIV1 smDan Watts turned out to be the hero as Derby Trailblazers had to dig deep and produce an incredible second half fight back in order to grind out a 67-63 win Leicester Warriors in their second Men’s National Trophy pool match.

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