SOME of the finest young basketball stars around will compete against one another for the Horizon North Wales Basketball Association (NWBA) Junior Cup in Bangor this weekend.

The tournament, to be held at Bangor University's Canolfan Brailsford on Sunday, will see clubs from North Wales and The Wirral battle it out to be crowned champions of their respective age categories.

Under-14's and Under-16's sides from Anglesey, Caernarfon, Wrexham, Mold and Bromborough will go head-to-head in the regional basketball cup competition, which has this year been sponsored by Horizon Nuclear Power.

With over 500 players registered to the Association, the NWBA has a history in producing promising young players.

Many of those individuals set to take to the court this weekend are already representing their countries in the sport of basketball.

NWBA Chairman Aled Gwilym Jones said: “It certainly is an exciting time of the year for NWBA and everyone involved is really looking forward to the Junior Cup.

“To develop and provide opportunities for young people to get involved in such a great and inclusive sport, to undertake healthy and active lifestyles, that’s the goal of every club in the Association.

“We’re all looking forward to what will be a great competition this weekend, and we can't thank Horizon enough for their generous sponsorship, as without their support The NWBA wouldn’t be able to provide such fantastic opportunities free of charge.”

Richard Foxhall, communication and stakeholder relations manager at Horizon Nuclear Power added: “Basketball is a very inclusive and popular sport.

"We are delighted to be able to sponsor The North Wales Basketball Association’s Junior Cup Competition in Bangor this weekend. It is sure to be a fantastic day of action at Canolfan Brailsford on Sunday.

"We wish everyone all the very best for the competition and look forward to congratulating all of the teams for taking part in what will no doubt be a great event.”