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1998-2000
FROM THE START

Maidstone Warriors was founded by Richard Jones for his son James in 1998 originally called West Borough Warriors and then renamed to Maidstone Warriors in 2001. The club started at the old premises of the YMCA in Loose with kids of all ages. Wayne Wright joined the club in 2000 and later getting involved with the clubs marketing whilst Richard continued to develop the junior teams and recruit coaches.

2000-2010
CONTINUED EXPANSION

Maidstone Warriors hosted the first Kent tournament for junior teams in 2000. It became the go-too event for junior teams and ran for over 12 years. Today the monthly tournaments with local teams continues to show the club's strength in the organisation of major events for grass roots basketball. The club continued to grow and Richard passed on the Chairman baton to Wayne in 2010.
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2010-PRESENT
BECOMING THE BIGGEST CLUB IN KENT

The club became a Community Interest Group in 2012 formally creating a not for profit club for the enhancement of community youth and adult basketball. Subsequently Wayne developed the vision of the club with succession planning and the creation of the club committed, aided by Chris Fairs becoming the Club Secretary in 2014. In 2018 the club takes advantage of its size by becoming a resource hub and a centre of excellence for training coaches, referees and officials to England Basketball certification to support grass root clubs in the south east with low cost training
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OUR GROWTH

Maidstone Warriors have grown in size to currently have around 100 club members as well as a volunteer group of 23 assisting with the running of the club

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CLUB ALUMNI

Warriors have had some notable alumni such as Disraeli Lufadeju who is currently playing for Cheshire Phoenix in the BBL as well as Dominic Ives who is currently playing for Worthing Thunder in men’s senior national league division 1

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NATIONAL LEAGUE

More recently Maidstone Warriors have entered both under 16 and under 18’s in junior national leagues, having good success finishing 3rd and 5th in their respected leagues

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CLUB'S FUTURE

Maidstone Warriors continues to grow in strength and size and hope to look for a permanent home. Along with continuing to develop more basketball players and success

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MAIDSTONE WARRIORS

Kent's largest all-ability basketball club

Enquiries:
admin@maidstonewarriors.co.uk
Tel: 01622 321002

Week Schedule
Where We Meet
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAYMen I Training
19:45 - 21:30PMNew Line
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY All Junior Training
9:30 - 16:00 Aylesford School
SUNDAYMen II Training
14:00 - 16:00YMCA