University Forges New Links with Real Madrid Basketball Club

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The University of Worcester and Worcester Wolves Basketball Club are forging a new link with one of Spain’s top basketball clubs.

The Director of Basketball Development at Real Madrid flew in this week for a one-day visit to the University, viewing its new Arena as a potential training camp.

Alberto Angulo heard about the venue from the University of Worcester’s Spanish visiting academic Dr Alejandro Vaquera, who is one of Europe’s leading basketball strength coaches and is also Head of Sport at Leon University.

The University already has a partnership with Leon University and its reputation for basketball in coaching, research, and playing, and now facilities, is having an excellent impact.

Mr Angulo will be taking a report of his Worcester visit back to Madrid and he appeared to be very positive about the Worcester Arena, stating: “This is an excellent sports venue and with the great living facilities and accommodation at the University, together with the beautiful city, this is certainly something we would be interested in learning more about as we consider bringing some of our teams here in the future.”

Mick Donovan, Head of the University’s Institute for Sport and Exercise Science, added: “We continue to develop excellent partnerships around the world and clearly, basketball is an area where we have much to offer. We were thrilled to host Alberto and see this as a great opportunity to build upon the excellent contribution that Alejandro has made within our Spanish collaboration.