Worcester Bears Basketball Club

The Worcester Bears Basketball Club was officially formed on 5th October 2012

When we first started in October 2012 there were about a dozen U12 kids from St. Josephs primary school who loved playing basketball. The club was formed after the popular after school club was not going to continue for another year due to the school being disappointed with the supplied coaches being late or not turning up.

One day the coaches did not arrive but one of the parents said he was a basketball coach and offered to coach the session. Although we did not know him and we didn’t know much about basketball what we could see was that he knew basketball and he was a great coach. What we didn’t know was just how good he was. In January 2013 that parent, Rick Solvason, became head coach and the biggest influence in the direction of the club.

With the introduction of National League junior teams and the amalgamation of a senior team, the club went from Strength to Strength in 2014.

Our Under 14s performing strongly for the first couple of seasons. As the junior players got older we introduced our first Under 16s team into national league and this year venture into Under 18s

A number of our junior players over this timeframe have been selected into Regional Performance Centres and then made it onto regional teams to represent the West Midlands in the regional tournaments.

The club continues to make progress each year, increasing player participation, training new coaches and officials.

Club info
Playing Venue
Bishop Perowne School CE College
Merrimans Hill Road
Social Media
Seasons active

YBL Championships
U11 Champions 2019
U15 Champions 2019
YBL Leagues Winners
YBL Club Grade



Contacts & Teams
Club Contact Details

Anthony Duggan

Club Secretary



Rick Solvason

Head Coach



Anthony Lovell Junior Organiser 07534417936


Steve Moss Safeguarding 07935923034 s.mossr23@btinternet.com
2018/2019 Teams
U11 Worcester Bears
Head Coach Anthony Duggan   Home Kit Tip    
Assistant Coach Aaron Williams   Grey Game Day    
Team Manager     Away Kit League   U11 Group C
U13 Worcester Bears
Head Coach Anthony Duggan   Home Kit Tip   11:30
Assistant Coach Anthony Lavell   Grey Game Day   Saturday
Team Manager     Away Kit League   U13 West
U15 Worcester Bears
Head Coach Anthony Lavell   Home Kit Tip   13:30
Assistant Coach Rick Solvason   Orange Game Day   Saturday
Team Manager     Away Kit League   U15 West