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Hamden Fathers Basketball Association

Boys & Girls 2021-2022 Awards Night



Sunday, April 3rd, 2022



Doors Open 5:30-5:45PM- Ceremony to begin at 6:00 PM



Hamden Middle School Auditorium 2623 Dixwell Ave



Town Champions


League Champions


Tournament Champions



Attendees: Player receiving trophy along with 3 guests


Ceremony Award Presentation is free








We use our Hamden Schools for our entire league. We have approval of our Covid Mitigation Plan.

   Our main goal is to keep our community SAFE and for our players to enjoy basketball.

   All players and parents/guardians will be required to wear a mask and social distance. Presently we can only allow 1 parent/guardian in the gym.

Our try-out sessions will be held in small cohorts to ensure all players safety.

  When attending games, try-outs or practices which will have staggered, we must allow for the gym to empty out then the next set of teams will be allowed to enter.

 We will enter the gyms at the usual entrances, however when leaving at the Hamden Middle School exiting will be at the door to the sidewalk in the auxiliary gym. 

  At Hamden High School you will enter using the far right hand side set of doors enter the gym immediately. When exiting you will leave the gym floor through the far doors enter hallway and come to main doors and exit the set of doors to your right.

  At Wintergreen you will enter at main entrance and everyone will exit through the far set of doors on the parents side of the gym leading to the sidewalk.

  For team practices at Ridge Hill School enter through normal doors and then exit the gym using the ramp by boy’s locker room at the hallway turn left and then proceed to main doors to exit.

  Dunbar Hill School enter through the main entrance on parking lot side and then you will exit at door near stage on left side facing the stage to go outside.

  Spring Glen you will enter through the side door and when exiting turn left out of gym and go out through main doors.

  It is imperative that parents pick up their children in a timely fashion. Your cooperation is appreciated during these difficult times.

  During the season players, coaches, gym personnel, parents, and officials will be required to wear their masks when inside the gym during practices and games.

 No one is allowed to bring in outside basketballs to gyms.


Thank you for your patience






The Hamden Fathers' Basketball Association was founded in 1955 in association with the Department of Parks and Recreation. Our league is designed for boys and girls from 5 years of age up to 17 years of age, and teaches the game of basketball in a positive environment that promotes fun for the entire family.

Our mission is not only to teach the fundamental skills of the game, but also to teach the important values of sportsmanship and teamwork from an early age. Hamden Fathers' Basketball welcomes diversity, as well as encourages fairness, respect and acceptance among our players. Many of our games are competitive, which makes for a very exciting championship season!

Our games are on Saturdays beginning in December, and continue through our championship events in March. In addition to our regular teams, we offer a travel team for players who wish to compete at a higher level. We kick off the season with an exciting Opening Night each year, and have All-Star games and Championship games. We encourage parents to come out and support their children by attending our games and events, and are always more than happy to welcome new players and parents to the Hamden Fathers' family!




Hamden Fathers Basketball Association 2018-2019 Season

Special Announcements


Hamden Fathers Basketball Association

Travel Teams

2018 Ulbrich Christmas Tournament Champions

2018 Ulbrich Christmas Tournament Champions 5TH Grade Boys Travel Team


Back row (left to right)

Coach Chris DeMatteo , Christian Cournoo, Makell Hailey, Kameron Gamm, Xaviare Ager, Jonathan Jones, Tyrell Bryant. Coach Lucious Boyd

Front row (left to right)

Tristan Boyd, Maddox Roberts, Mason Reed, Julian Threadgill, Tiger Dawson, Christian Hubbard

Missing from picture: Kachi Ikekpeazu


2018 Ulbrich Christmas Tournament Champions 8TH Grade Girls Travel Team

Dillyn Boyd led the Hamden Fathers’ 8th Grade Girls Travel team with 19 points in a 51-42 victory over a tenacious Cheshire squad in the Ulbrich Christmas Tournament Championship.  Boyd connected for three of Hamden Fathers’ four 3 pointers in the contest. Cheshire, playing shorthanded with two starters out due to injury, took a two point lead with under eleven minutes to play.  Hamden hit on 8 of 13 free throws in the second half as foul trouble proved to be too much for Cheshire to overcome. Gianna Donnarummo, Hamden’s all everything point guard, took control of the game hitting a 3 pointer and converting 6 of 8 from the charity stripe down the stretch. Gianna Robert, plagued by some early foul trouble, also sparked Hamden in the second half, dominating on the boards and chipping in with 8 points.  Madison James added 9 points and Thailyn Jeter 4. To get to the championship game, Hamden Fathers’ beat the tournament hosts, Ulbrich, 52-25 in the quarterfinals with Donnarummo and Robert pacing the victors with 13 points each.  In the semifinals, Hamden upended Cheshire 46-30 with Madison James pouring in a game high 16 points. After the Tournament Championship, Hamden Fathers’ ran their overall record to 6-2.  Hamden Fathers’ continues play in the FCBL next Sunday at 10:30am at Hamden Middle School against the Milford Knights.

Top row: Coach Dave Donnarummo, Stephanie LeClaire, Kayla Garrett, Leah Philpotts, Alana Philpotts, Thailyn Geter, Gianna Robert, Coach Xavier Russell

Bottom row: SaNiyah Bethea, Madison James, Dillyn Boyd, Gianna Donnarummo, Jocelyn Kingsley



2018 Ulbrich Christmas Tournament HFBA 8th Grade Travel Team Back to Back Champions


Rear: Mike Cardona, Desean Boyd, T’Mari Reddick, Joe Williams, Kevin Burgess, Zeric Ford, Jeffrey Medley, Ramel Poindexter

Front: Jorian Marshall, Quintin Jones,Elijah Diggs Abs Freddy Carrero

Coaches: Wayne Tolson, Wade Townsend, Toure Diggs, John Leonardo


Hamden Fathers Basketball is proud  to announce former player Taniyah Thompson latest accomplishment

Former HFBA Player Taniyah Thompson Becomes Hamden Dragon All-Time Scorer

History was made at Hamden High School on January 18th 2019 when Hamden’s Taniyah Thompson drained a short jumper during the first quarter of Hamden’s 62-38 victory over Career Magnet. With the bucket, Thompson set the Hamden High School All-Time Career Scoring Record, for both boys and girls, with 1,482 points. The previous record, held by Katie Donahue, stood for 23 years. Thompson, a Hamden Fathers’ alum is headed to the University of Rhode Island on a basketball scholarship, closed out her record setting night with 23 points to lead the Lady Dragons.