The Ultimate Throwback Season. #1LastRun is a year long charity basketball project ran by the New Milton Blackhawks in memory of our friend William Carling.

2018-2019 Basketball Season

In September 2018 a band of Basketball veterans reunited for one last season in memory of their friend Will Carling.  During his battle against cancer, Will shared his desire to play Basketball with the New Milton Blackhawks again.  Although he never got the chance to do so, his team mates were determined to honour his wish.   Under the collective project “1lastrun”, each game was used as a platform to fundraise for the Bone Cancer Research Trust.

Will Carling Classic 2019

Saturday July 27th 2019, 2.45pm (3pm tip-off) the end of season All-Star Game.  Tickets now on sale!

Holiday Hoops 2018

Bone Cancer Research Christmas Fundraiser, Holiday Hoops 2018 was a Head Coach Versus Assistant coach Basketball game comprising of players from both Southbourne and New Milton Basketball clubs. The free-flowing game operated an 80 minute running clock  with no timeouts and no breaks in play.


You can keep track of our fundraising by visiting our official Justgiving page.

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.

£ Raised so far!

Get Involved

Limited Floor seats are now on sale for the Will Carling Classic 2019.  The ultimate All-Star Experience, the Will Carling Classic is an in-house Basketball game featuring past and present New Milton Blackhawks.  Special Guests, Half-Time Entertainment and Charity Competitions, the event is the perfect end to our #1lastrun season.

Price: £10 per ticket with all proceeds going to the Bone Cancer Research Trust.

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Home Court: New Milton Health & Leisure

Gore Rd, New Milton BH25 6RR