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University of Worcester Signs Agreement with One of Europe's Biggest Basketball Clubs

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The University of Worcester has signed a partnership agreement with Valencia Basket, one of Europe’s most successful basketball clubs.

The Spanish side has won a number of European titles, including 2014 champions of the Europcup.

The collaboration agreement between Valencia and Worcester aims to promote the exchange of expertise, knowledge and co-operation between staff in all appropriate and agreed basketball-related activities in education, health and wellbeing, social inclusion and youth engagement.

This programme of cooperation was signed on Saturday, December 12 by the Vice President and Chief Executive of Valencia Basket, Ángel Francisco Martínez Raga, and the Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Worcester, Professor David Green.

The collaboration will also benefit the Worcester Wolves Basketball Club, who currently play in the British Basketball League, operating as a subsidiary company of the University and play their home games at the University of Worcester Arena.

The first project to be launched through the partnership will be the Valencia Basket and Worcester Basketball Camp in August 2016 that will be hosted at the University of Worcester with coaching from both the Valencia and Worcester Wolves Clubs.

Mick Donovan, Managing Director of the Wolves and Head of Institute of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Worcester, said: “We have been working very hard with friends from Valencia to form this unique and innovative partnership. There are many opportunities to create exciting projects that will develop both the sport and a wide range of people from both cities.

“To be working with one of the most significant basketball clubs in Europe is a great honour and sends out a clear message relating to our ambition to continue to develop an outstanding basketball programme at the University of Worcester.”