We had a welcome return to training this week after a heavy opening schedule that, in truth, has gone incredibly well.
Both Brewers teams had tough opening games against Mold Magic sides, taking three points from a possible four. The performance and energy in both games was fantastic. We played some fantastic stuff and it showed the hard work the lads have been putting in over the summer has been worth it. Solid, energetic, hard working defence has become the identity of this club and it continues to get better week by week.
While we were without a game this week, the Welsh National League kicked off with Mold opening their campaign with a victory. It’s great to see participation in the higher league grow. Good luck to all competitors from us at Brewers Basketball
Speaking of growth it was interesting for domestic basketball that the British Basketball League signed a deal with New England Sports Network to broadcast games over in the US. As a club that has fielded a number of former BBL players, including Niel Gillard and Dave Thomas, it’s an exciting development.
There is so much talent in this country that often gets overlooked because of the state of the game in the UK. Increasing the visibility of those players in the most important marketplace in global basketball should help the game grow, increase interest in the league and create opportunities for British players.
Selfishly I also hope it will attract attention to the domestic game and help encourage businesses to invest in clubs and leagues to help develop players at grassroots level.
Speaking of businesses who support basketball, I want to give a shoutout to the Brewers’ long-time main partner LMC Lighting and Electrical Services. They have been investing in grassroots sport for some time, including a plethora of local football teams in addition to both Brewers and Brewers Lite.
This week they announced they had become a sponsor of National League North side Chester FC. Steve Harrison and the guys truly are all about community and we wish them luck with their new partnership with Chester. Let’s welcome the Seals to the LMC family!
Back to the Brewers – the club continues to grow. As the season begins we are still adding new players to our own family. We have young, hungry guys who are eager to learn and to impress on and off the court alongside more experienced guys who are getting back into the game. Players are coming from far and wide, incliding The guys come from far and wide to be involved with this club including Poland, the Phillipines, Lebanon, Spain, India and even Gloucestershire!
When we formed the Brewers about 12 years ago, our mantra was to make basketball accessible to everyone, regardless of ability or experience and that remains true to this day. Everyone who walks through the doors is treated like an old friend – and soon becomes part of the family. That is the heart and soul of this club and will always be at the core of what we do.
The Brewers head to Glyndwr this Monday to face Wrexham Warriors on their turf. Warriors have had a great start to the season are currently 2-0. They are always a tough opponent and we expect nothing less fofr our visit.
I know the lads will continue to work hard and fight for every single point and if we continue to put the work in, we have a great chance of coming away with the W.
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