Short­age of play­ers forces Tor­na­does to call it a day

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Ten­ter­den Tor­na­does Bas­ket­ball Club have folded due to a short­age of play­ers.

The de­ci­sion was taken at last’s month’s an­nual meet­ing when only eight com­mit­ted them­selves ahead of the new East Kent League sea­son which be­gins in Oc­to­ber.

The club were due to cel­e­brate their 10th an­niver­sary in 2015.

Founder mem­ber Ben Pat­ten­den said: “It’s a great shame and I am dis­ap­pointed.

“We have had some great sea­sons and great teams through the years but it is down to lack of in­ter­est and not having enough play­ers.

“Eight said they would play but it’s not enough, we need at least 12-14.”

Based at Home­wood School, the club fielded A and B teams in the EKBL, the lat­ter reach­ing the fi­nal of the East Kent Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion’s Adrian Cook Fi­nal in April be­fore los­ing to Folke­stone Saints.

Mem­bers of the A squad are set to linkup with Saints, while B team mem­bers are set to switch to Ash­ford Out­laws, based at the Stour Cen­tre.

Tor­na­does beat Dover in a farewell match on Mon­day night, with past and present play­ers tak­ing part.

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