New Milton Blackhawks


Our Charity Project for our friend Will Carling


The Ultimate Throwback Season. #1LastRun is a year long charity basketball project ran by the New Milton Blackahwks in memory of our friend and team mate William Carling. In 2011 we tragically lost Will to Ewing’s Sarcoma a rare form of Bone Cancer. He was just 21. Many of his friends and family have undertaken incredible fundraising feats for the family’s chosen charity, the Bone Cancer Research Trust. The club have also got involved in our own way with the “Will Carling Classic Basketball Charity games”. As many of our squad are now the wrong side of thirty, we have decided to undertake one big final charity push by scheduling a year long set of Basketball themed fundraising in memory of Will.

The Bone Cancer Research Trust is the charity that offers hope to people affected by primary bone cancer. The Charity’s ambition is for a future where primary bone cancer is cured. The Charity not only provides funding for essential research at combating the disease but also assists a patients supportive network meaning no-one should have to feel alone or isolated. You can learn more about the Charity and the incredible by visiting their official website: BCRT

Remembering Will

Our Fundraising Journey


Dorset Basketball Association - Final Season

Holiday Hoops 2018

80 min non-stop basketball fundraiser. Completed!

Will Carling Classic

The Final Blackhawks Game @ New Milton. Buy Tickets.


Documentary Feature about our club. Pre-order available.

  • Our Fundraising

  • Will Carling Memorial Game

    Fundraising Link

    In 2013 the club held the first Will Carling Memorial game raising funds for BCRT.

  • The Will Carling Classic

    Fundraising Link

    The follow-up to 2013's game, the 2014 Will Carling Classic.

  • #1Lastrun

    Fundraising Link

    Year long series of Basketball themed fundraising.

  • Get Involved

  • Will Carling Classic

    Saturday 27th July 2019 2.30pm Tip-Off

    Experience up close and personal the final Blackhawks game at New Milton. Players past and present line up for this charity game, with special celebrity guest. Courtside spectator tickets £5 (or £8 with a special matchday programme). Children Free.

  • #1Lastrun - A New Milton Story

    Pre-order DVD & Digital Edition

    Documentary Feature about the New Milton Blackhawks and their final season.

Remembering Will






Amazing Charity


£ Raised in Will's Memory

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