Since 1979, The Brampton Minor Basketball Association (BMBA) has been dedicated to teaching youths ages 7-18 to play and enjoy the game of basketball. From grass-roots development to our elite development representative teams, our goal is to continually establish a program that will provide an atmosphere to challenge all participants, allowing them to develop at their own pace. Each year we place close to 1,300 participants in our winter/summer house and rep team leagues. BMBA emphasizes fair play, respect and community service. Over the years we have seen the growth and enjoyment of this wonderful sport soar in our community.
Brampton - The stars were aligned, all the ducks were in a row and the most prestigious culminating tournament of the year was under way, the Major Bantam Boys Division 1 Provincial Championships. The weekend featured over 100 Boys' teams from across the Province with the focus on the top 16 Teams in Division 1. Brampton Warriors #1 went in ranked #1 in the AAA division. Brampton played Oakville Venom and cruised to a 35 point win in the opening game of pool play. They then played Blessed Sacrament #1 and walked away with a 29 point win. In a must win Round Robin game (loser goes home), Brampton held off a tough Durham City #2 by 16 points to advance to Sunday morning's semifinals. The semifinal game was the toughest game for these young men, with all 5 starters inactive with injuries or fouled out, the bench had to step up to the call of duty. Their execution was on point and it had to be to beat the 4th ranked Toronto Triple Threat by 14 points to go to the finals. "The boys showed true toughness", remarked Coach Mark Poyser. "They believed they could win". The final was a game that the province had been waiting for Brampton Warriors Ranked 1stversus YAAACE from the Jane & Finch area ranked 2nd. "Our boys from Brampton played like the gold was already theirs. They grabbed rebounds, they dove for loose balls, they ran the floor, they boxed out, they denied the wing and played defense flawlessly", said coach Poyser. "And they did it with style and grace". They went on to beat YAAACE by 12 points to win the gold- the sweet taste of victory. 7 of the 12 boys have played together for 5 years in a quest for the no- longer elusive gold medal .Congratulations!!!!! To repeat, "You boys showed true toughness and you have hearts of a champion". Great win!!! The team has been invited to Halifax, Nova Scotia to the Eastern Canada Championships from July 1-4. Good luck.