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Lloyd’s Special Brew: Charity fundraising and the power of bouncebackability

27th February, 2023 | News | 0 comments

Our last game ended in defeat against Wirral Raptorsand, to be honest, it’s a tough one to take.

We were neck and neck the majority of the game, but a five minute lapse of concentration coupled with an inability to finish inside the paint and at the line cost us.

I’d be concerned if this was a regular occurrence, but it is more of a blip – every team has those. I know the lads will bounce back and fight hard in the next game.

Speaking of which, that game is against Wrexham tomorrow night. The away fixture was probably our most difficult of the season so far, but we’ve come a long way since then. The team has grown on and off the court and there is more familiarity between the players.

This will be a tough game, no doubt about it, but as we have shown all season we will fight for everything and leave it all out there at the end of the night.

As this group has not been together a long time, in comparison to most of the other teams In the league, it didn’t have an identity at the start of the season. As the season has gone one, we’ve grown. It is important that the resilience and fighting spirit I see in training every week, comes to the front come Tuesday.

I also want to take this opportunity to let you all know that our charity quiz night in aid of mental health charity MIND is taking place on April 14th.

Originally cancelled due to the first outbreak of Covid, we have finally been able to set a new date. We still have a host of prizes – including some signed merchandise from one of Britain’s most successful NBA players – now an esteemed psychologist and mental health campaigner – John Amaechi, for the quiz and raffle and entries are now open.

It all takes place at the Custom House pub – where the Brewers were founded -from 7:30pm on April 14th. To enter your quiz team email thebrewershoops@gmail.com with your team name and your team’s name using the subject line Charity Quiz. Entry is £10 per team with a maximum of 5 players per team and 100% of the proceeds go towards MIND – a charity doing fantastic work to support people who are struggling with their mental health, particularly post-Covid after being isolated from their social groups.

Closing date for entries is 31st of March so don’t hang around! Enter now!