Tuesday, 01 October 2013
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.
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
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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