Coleraine Cougars are Ulster champions!

COLERAINE Cougars Special Olympics Club, Men’s Senior Basketball Team became Ulster Regional Champions on Saturday 9 March at Antrim forum.

A fantastic day of fun and competition saw the team come through their division undefeated and ultimately win against a very strong North West team defeating them 24-8 in the gold medal match. The team produced some outstanding displays of team defence and attack with some individual flair threw in for the large crowd of spectators. This is a fantastic achievement for a club who are only seven months in existence.

The good news did not stop there however; in the Junior Individual Basketball Skills section the club won nine medals and two placement ribbons from a strong field of skilled basketball players. The medal count included three Gold, three silver, three Bronze and a fourth and fifth place finish. The club would like to congratulate all the athletes who participated on their success.

The club is for children and adults with learning disabilities and anyone who would like to join can contact the club on 07754724124 or come along to the training venue at Loreto College, Coleraine every Tuesday night 7pm to 8.45pm. For further information about the Coleraine Cougars Special Olympics Basketball Club, please contact Jonathan McFadden on 028 70320022 or email