Basketball players of the Novgorod club “Ilmer”, born in 2007, won the interregional competitions of the North-Western Federal District and reached the final of the championship of Russia.
7 teams from 6 regions of Northwest Russia took part in the competitions, which were held in Veliky Novgorod on the floor of the CCA: Kaliningrad, Murmansk, Pskov, Leningrad, Novgorod region and Komi Republic.
Novgorod region was represented by 2 teams: BC “Ilmer” and BC named after S.A. Yashkin.
The basketball players of “Ilmer” confidently played all the matches, including the final with the finalists of the Russian championship last season – the team of the Leningrad region. The match ended with a score of 87:68.
“In the final, there was a real team that fought and fulfilled all the goals,” said the coach of the 15-year-old Novgorodians, Sergey Khorosayev. “The players have potential. We will prepare for the first all-Russian final in the history of our team!”
Let’s add that on November 1, the club’s head coach Yuri Khoroshaev signed a cooperation agreement between the Zenit (St. Petersburg) and Ilmer (Velky Novgorod) basketball clubs. This document marks the opening of a branch of the Zenit Basketball Academy in Veliky Novgorod.
photo of BC “Ilmer” group