Phoenix Seating Sponsors London Allstars Wheelchair Basketball Team

Phoenix Seating Sponsors London Allstars Wheelchair Basketball Team

Phoenix Seating is proud to announce we are sponsors of the London Allstars Wheelchair Basketball Team for 2017. Initially meeting the coaches and a couple of team members at the Lord’s Taverners Sporting Chance Awards event in October; where the team won Community Sports Club of the year, we were inspired by how much the team means to all associated with it. With this fresh in our minds it was an easy and quick decision to offer to sponsor the team. The sponsorship was welcomed by London Allstars but came with one condition – a wheelchair basketball challenge, sponsors vs London Allstars.

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London Allstars sponsors

Alongside co-sponsors, Stanford Coachworks, Unwin Safety and Palfinger, it wasn’t long before excitement with a hint of apprehension hit the sponsors’ team around the challenge. Sure we’ve all played basketball before but wheelchair basketball… that’s a whole different story.

Challenge day arrived and we all watched the team in awe as they raced around the court with such ease, speed and some show-off turns and moves – who can blame them, but it was quickly our turn to have some training in the wheelchairs.

Representing Phoenix on the day were business owners, Sara and Adrian along with Director, Ian. We’d love to say we took it to like ducks to water but we would be fibbing. The team and coaches were fantastic on the day, giving basic training on the moves and the sport rules to us all.

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Take note of the score board!

The game was split into intervals to give each of us chance to partake and after a rocky start the sponsors started to show some slight improvement. No one was really keeping score, so therefore we’re all winners… it's the taking part that counts anyway, isn't it?

I doubt any of us will be asked to join the team but we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and getting to know the team, coaches and sport a whole lot better. A challenge day we will not be forgetting in a hurry and neither will our arms and hands! (There were some sore muscles in the office on Monday morning). 

We are delighted to be associated with the team and sport with this sponsorship. We are looking forward to seeing how London Allstars play throughout 2017; we will be cheering them on all the way for a successful and exciting season.

Phoenix Seating Sponsors Wheelchair Basketball Team, London Allstars