The team came third in Manchester Area Basketball League's
women's tournament, one of the first amateur women's basketball
tournaments to have ever been organised in the region by Greater
Sport and England Basketball.
Anna Verges, Divas Head Coach, told DIVA: "We were delighted to be
part of this women's basketball initiative in the Manchester area.
Our bronze medal position shows that LGBT women's basketball in
Manchester is on the rise and we are looking forward to taking part
in the next local women's basketball initiative."
Although beaten in their first game by local rivals Rebel
Eurostars (31-9), Slam Dunkin' Divas came back with wins over
Rossendale Raptors and Cardinal Langley, losing their second game
to Stockport, the eventual winners of the tournament.
Slam Dunkin' Divas train every Tuesday evening at Fallowfield in
Manchester and welcome women of any ability - from absolute
beginners with no previous experience of basketball to those who
want to play competitively.
Newcomer Lorraine Mooney explains: "I joined the Diva's in March
2011. After playing competitive football for a number of years I
fancied a change of pace. I thought 'how hard can it be?'
After all, I played netball for Ireland when I was 16, I was very
wrong…. Divas are a hardworking, dedicated and a loyal group of
passionate sports women. The atmosphere within the team is truly
incredible. I scored my first points in a competitive game
for us in the tournament at the weekend. It was amazing!"
The team will next be competing at the EuroGames in Rotterdam from
21-24 July. For more information or to join the club, see