Ware Rebels strike partnership with the University of Hertfordshire
(30th September 2003)
With the beginning of the new season only a matter of days away, Ware Rebels have announced that they are embarking upon a new era in the proud history of the Club.
The "spiritual home" of Ware Basketball is Wodson Park Sports Centre, in the small Hertfordshire town of Ware, and the club is proud of it's association with the facility, which has been the venue for many classic basketball contests over the last fourteen years. Indeed, the Club has a history of producing many top quality English players, and of winning junior, cadet, and under-14 National Championship winning teams.
However, the coming season will see the Club playing in two magnificent facilities: firstly, most of the English League, Cup, and Trophy games will be played at Wodson Park; and in a new and exciting venture, the Rebels will be playing four games at the newly-opened, ultra-luxurious Hertfordshire Sports Village, in Hatfield. This venture has resulted from a partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, in which the Rebels players and coaches will be working with local teachers and schoolchildren in an attempt to spread the message that basketball is a wonderful sport for people of all ages to enjoy.
And in a truly exciting and innovative move, the Club has decided to employ a player of the very highest calibre! After receiving a detailed and extremely promising scouting report, Ware Rebels proudly announce the arrival of Michael Williamson, a 6-3 guard from the University of Science and Arts, Oklahoma. USAO play in Division One of the NAIA, and Williamson has graduated after gaining All-Conference Starting Five honours and, perhaps as an indication of his true ability, he was selected as an All-American!
Rebels' Head Coach, Mark Clark says "Michael is a prolific scorer and a born winner, and we're confident that our fans in Ware and Hatfield will be really excited at the prospect of seeing a truly exceptional athlete at work."
Ware's latest recruit will, over the next few days, be getting used to the difference in style between English basketball and that of the American college system, and will make his debut in the National Trophy clash, against Kingston Wildcats, at Wodson Park, on Sunday, October 5th, at 7.30pm.
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