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University of Worcester Arena Set to Host First Worcester Wolves Fixture

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The Worcester Wolves will make their eagerly-anticipated University of Worcester Arena debut this Friday, after it was confirmed that, once again, the University of Worcester will be the club’s main sponsor for this season.

The Wolves host reigning champions Leicester Riders on Friday, as the magnificent new University Arena hosts its first British Basketball League game. 

University of Worcester Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor David Green, says: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Worcester Wolves again this season, and extending our unique, highly productive partnership.

“As well as supporting the Wolves’ first team as they compete in the country’s top division, we work together to help improve the educational achievements and lift the aspirations of thousands of children in our region through the University’s  acclaimed ‘Learning Through Sport’ programme.

“We plan to further strengthen our partnership using the outstanding facilities afforded by the University of Worcester Arena, which, as well as serving as the home for the Worcester Wolves and GB Wheelchair Basketball, provides an excellent centre for inclusive sporting and educational activities.”

The Wolves got their season underway with a 117-60 demolition of Surrey United in the campaign curtain-raiser last weekend, and the University of Worcester’s Head of Sport and Exercise Science, Mick Donovan, is hopeful that the Wolves will continue to thrive in their new home.

Ahead of Friday’s clash with reigning champions Leicester Riders, Mr Donovan says: “The Wolves’ first home game is sure to be a thrilling and historic event, and it is one which we are all looking forward to.

“After getting off to such a promising start last weekend, we are delighted that the fantastic University Arena will be home to the Wolves as they look to mount a successful league challenge this season.”

Several of the Wolves players are also studying at the University of Worcester, and the first team represents the pinnacle of the partnership which also sees the Arena host training camps for both local children and international children. 

In the UK, the University of Worcester men’s basketball team have reigned as British Universities Champions seven times in the last nine years, and the University has this year launched a major women’s initiative.

Mr Donovan adds: “We enjoy a constructive and rewarding relationship with the Worcester Wolves, and we wish them all the best for both Friday’s fixture and the rest of the season.”