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Bears look the part for live BBC match!

Added 27 Mar 2019 by GFORCE

A wheelchair basketball team from Warwickshire is ready for a day in the limelight after announcing an upcoming match is being streamed live on BBC Sport Online.

The first team of the Warwickshire Bears take on Premier League opponents Coventry Wheelchair Basketball Academy on Saturday 6th April, at the University of Birmingham Sport and Fitness show court.

The Bears men’s, women’s and junior teams have recently enjoyed a new look thanks to kit from Leicester-based GFORCE Sportswear so are all set for their first-ever live TV experience.

The event starts at 1.30pm with Bears 2nds taking on Norwich Low Riders in a league game. The main event kicks off at 5pm with the Bears 1sts going head to head with Coventry in the elite Premier League fixture. After the game, at approximately 6pm, there is chance for fans to join Bears players on the court and have a go at wheelchair basketball themselves.

Tom Masterson, head coach of the club, said: “We are delighted to be getting this national coverage which everyone at the club is really excited about.  Wheelchair basketball is a growing sport and to appear on the BBC will only help raise our profile even further. We hope as many people as possible will come along on the day but if not tune in from home and cheer us to victory!”

Simon Ward, sales director at GFORCE Sportswear, said: “We really enjoyed working with the Bears Basketball to design the team’s new kits so are pleased to see them doing so well and have the opportunity to enjoy this national BBC coverage. We wish them all the best for the match and hope they do themselves proud. They will certainly look the part!”

The event is ticket only, please register to attend at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bears-1-vs-cwba-1-tickets-58402691021

For more information, or if you require any assistance, please contact t.masterson@bearswbc.com.

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