Óbila Baloncesto

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30 ballers from the Leicester Warriors are all gearing up this weekend to travel to Spain for their inaugaral tournament with Obila Basketball Club.

They will be there for 4 days and will be guests of the professional club who play at Multiusos Carlos Sastre venue in the LEB Plata league.

They will be joined by basketball teams from Salamanca, Segovia and Torrelodones regions of Spain.

Director of Basketball and England U18s Coach Karl Brown said “We are a community club in Leicester and we have been building links for a number of years with other like minded clubs in Europe and I am very excited for this opportunity that is presented to the Leicester Warriors. I want to thank all the staff at Oliba Basketball Club who have worked hard with our staff here in Leicester to make this happen.”

Coach Arbham Giga said “We have players from our U14s and U16s attending and this will be a great experience for them. They will play ball but more importantly they will make friends and experience different cultures. I am looking forward to seeing the historic centre with many buildings which have been awarded the World Heritage designation by the UNESCO.”avila basketball court

Coach Reuben J Walker said “We are taking over a girls team and they are really looking forward to this and meeting fellow spanish ballers. We have a day off from playing so I want everyone to experience the great town of Avila and we will be visiting places like the Royal Palace of Santo Tomás.”

Coach Brett Collins said “I am really looking forward to helping the Leicester Warriors on this trip. I want the players to enjoy themselves and also experience the great architecure of this 16-century town such as the Palace of Los Mújica.”

We wish the club the best of luck in Avila.

Press coverage from Avila:

La idea principal de la visita es seguir con el proyecto Óbila On The World, que ya comenzó el equipo abulense en abril con la visita del club Serbio.
El próximo día 14 de agosto por la noche, llegarán a Ávila los jugadores, jugadoras y entrenadores del club inglés Leicester Warriors -30 personas en total-. Ambos equipos estarán compuestos por chicos y chicas con edades comprendidas entre los 14 y los 17 años.
Permanecerán en Ávila desde el 14 a la noche hasta el 17 a la mañana, que saldrán para Madrid de vuelta.
La idea principal de la visita es seguir con el proyecto Óbila On The World, que el club abulense inició en abril con la visita del club Serbio, e intentar seguir ofreciendo actividades de basket enriquecedoras y motivantes, tanto para los jugadores y jugadoras del club y de la provincia, como a sus padres, y de algún modo ofrecer actividades diferentes dentro del deporte del cual el Óbila es referente en la provincia.

Deportes Senavila coverage

Tribuna Avila coverage


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