In 2008, the increased number of awards resulting from our new Bronco League structure meant that a separate event was needed in order to provide a focus for our players' achievements. So in a breakaway from previous years' arrangements when prizes were awarded at the end of the last training night of the season, the club crowned a successful 2007-08 when we held our first Annual Awards Night at Erskine Sports Centre on June 2008. As a result, some 130 players and family members turned up on that first night to celebrate a very busy year for the Broncos.
Due to the number of children wanting to play basketball in the area, the Broncos are able to run their own league with different age groups being assigned to one of four fiercely competitive teams within the club. So there was a proud sense of achievement when the inaugural Bronco League Awards were presented by John Cameron, Depot Manager at Arriva Scotland West, who have been a great supporter of the club by providing transport at various outings such as trips to see the famous Harlem Globetrotters and the Glasgow Rocks.
This was a really successful event which not only recognised the players' enthusiasm for the game but also gave parents and friends the chance to get together and talk about their shared interest in the Broncos and to talk to coaches and committee members about their children and various issues surrounding the Club.
For our first year of running our internal league, we split the season into separate winter and summer conferences. At Primary level, the Winter League was won by the Colts, with the Blazers picking up the Summer League award. Colts continued their success when their Rookie Girls took both winter and summer titles. However, the Mustangs' Rookie Boys were able to match that impressive achievement. Finally, at Sophomore Boys level, the Mustangs took the spoils in the Winter League, with the Colts topping off a successful year by claiming the summer title.
Due to renovations at the Sports Centre in June 2009, we were unable to repeat the 2008 Annual Awards Night event and had to revert to the presentations being made after the last training night of the season. Also, as a result of introducing longer, but fewer matches, the league awards reflected team performances over the whole season instead of separate winter and summer conferences. The title of Primary League Champions went to the Colts. The Chargers picked up their first league award by claiming the Rookie title while the Mustangs celebrated their impressive season with the capture of the Sophomore trophy.