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Do you remember the golden era of Ipswich women’s basketball?

PUBLISHED: 11:51 16 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:51 16 May 2017

Under 19 Ladies Basketball Cup Presentation, April 1996

Under 19 Ladies Basketball Cup Presentation, April 1996

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Can you remember the golden era of Ipswich women’s basketball?

Ipswich Ladies Basketball, 1992 Ipswich Ladies Basketball, 1992

The female class of the 1980s and 90s, spearheaded by icon Bernard Ball, were major players on the national basketball scene, before the team was forced to withdraw from the Senior National League early in the new Millennium. 
The Bobcats were known around the country as a force to be reckoned with, producing players who were among the best in the region and beyond.

Ipswich Ladies Basketball, 1992 Ipswich Ladies Basketball, 1992

Now the club has relaunched its senior women’s team as they seek to replicate the successes of the past.

Ipswich Ladies Basketball, 1992 Ipswich Ladies Basketball, 1992

It comes as the club’s under-16 girls’ took runners-up spot in the National League and the Copleston Academy’s under-19 girls won the National Cup.

Under 19 Ladies Basketball Cup Presentation, April 1996 Under 19 Ladies Basketball Cup Presentation, April 1996

With young stars like England international Esther Little and a strong coaching team, the future looks bright indeed.

Woman's Bobcat Basketball Team, November 2000 Woman's Bobcat Basketball Team, November 2000

What are your memories of Ipswich women’s basketball? 
Let us know at mark.heath@archant.co.uk.

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