Basketball teams net Redrow sponsorship
Formed five years ago, MK Trojans provides quality basketball instruction for more than 60 young people, led by former professional player and professional head coach, Michael New.
Based at Milton Keynes College Courtside, Bletchley Campus, the Trojans have entered four teams into the England Basketball National League – under-14s, two under-16 teams and Under-18s.
The teams train twice a week, just a few miles from Redrow’s Priory Mews development in Newport Pagnell. Games are played across Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Oxfordshire, often in areas close to Redrow developments.
Michael New said: “The Redrow sponsorship is very much appreciated by all and will make a huge difference to the club. It’s great to see local businesses show that they care about and are willing to support our youth. Our club has developed a strong reputation in a short time thanks to the support of the volunteers who help me keep things organised and the balls bouncing.
“Basketball is such a popular sport because it is fast paced, high scoring and brings players together for a common goal. You can see improvement quickly with hard work and it teaches players to share, work together and to be disciplined and committed to the goals that each team sets.”
During the summer the teams compete in international tournaments and have played in Finland, France and the Czech Republic.
With Redrow covering the cost of kit printing for the four teams, it will free up funds for trophies and medals to recognise players’ commitment and participation.
Tonia Tyler, sales director for Redrow Homes (South Midlands), said: “Redrow has a track record of supporting the communities in which it builds and we focus particularly on young people, health and fitness and pursuit of excellence.
“Sports clubs like MK Trojans don’t just enable young people to stay fit and active, they also play an important part in developing team spirit and a sense of community. We were pleased to be able to help by sponsoring the kits and wish the four teams the very best of luck.”
To find out more about MK Trojans see www.mktrojans.co.uk.
For more information about Redrow see www.redrow.co.uk.