Meols Parade, on the Wirral, Merseyside, is just a stone’s throw from Hoylake YMCA, winners of the first English National Championship in 1936.
A collaboration between the council and #ProjectSwish has breathed new life into the site, with local ballers set to enjoy the dividends.
Basketball England’s Joint Chief Operating Officer Peter Griffiths said: “It really is pleasing to see Wirral Council being proactive and renovating the Meols Parade court, they have done a fantastic job.
“It’s also great that #ProjectSwish could get involved to provide the Sure Shot equipment needed to finish this project off.
“No doubt it will prove be popular with local players and a boost for the community.”
After initial work was undertaken by the council, they reached out to Basketball England for assistance in securing the equipment to finish the project.
New backboards, rings and nets were required and thanks to the ongoing partnership between Basketball England and Sure Shot, the court now has the finishing touches it needed.
BE and Wilson have also teamed up to create the #ProjectSwish ball with all proceeds going to the regeneration of basketball courts.
07 Aug 2020