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Lloyd’s Special Brew: Bouncing back and charity quizzing

17th April, 2023 | News | 0 comments

It’s been a while since ot last game, and to be honest no-one is complaining about that!

If we consider our season as Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, our game against the Bulldogs was definitely the monstrous Hyde coming out in us. It was simply not characteristic of our team this year.

Usually we would be straight back into training with a couple of sessions for some honest reflection and to work out the kinks. Having had an enforced two-week break instead has stood us in good stead however, allowing us to recharge our batteries and prepare to finish the season with a flourish.

We have games against Wrexham Raiders, Mold Magic and Ellesmere Port Panthers to play to complete our regular season campaign. It’s up to us, as a group, to put in the performances we know we can deliver and finish as high up the table as possible.

Our final position will determine whether we feature in one of the two post-season competitions. These knockout competitions start with a clean slate and are a great opportunity to go toe-to-toe against our rivals in one-off games.

We all know anything can happen so we just have to show our worth in these last three matches and take some momentum into the post-season.

While we are here we have to acknowledge the success of our charity quiz night for mental health charity Mind. Hosted at Ye Olde Custom House pub in Chester – where the Brewers were originally formed – the quiz saw sponsors LMC Lighting and Electrical Services and Quarry & Castle in attendance along with a couple of teams of Brewers players, club supporters and pub regulars.

It was a great night, with signed prizes donated by British NBA legend John Amaechi, Everton and Wigan Warriors plus some booze, courtesy of Brewer Al Chall and the Custom House themselves, helping to raise over £300 to support the mental health awareness work of Mind. (Quarry & Castle actually won the quiz!)

We now have an open justgiving page linked directly to Mind, where you can donate directly to the charity here: www.justgiving.com/page/brewers-basketball-mind-fundraising.

We chose Mind because we all have times when we need to care for our mental health, and sometimes we need extra support. A number of us within the Brewers have ourselves accessed mental health support at times. The existence of the club itself is built on a desire to create a place for people to go – to build social support networks, friendships, and use sport and activity as a positive way to manage your mental health.

So please, give generously if you can.