Essex Rebels aim for top-four league finish after reaching first major final-ZoomTech News

Essex Rebels are focusing on a top-four end within the Girls’s British Basketball League after reaching their first main remaining.

The Rebels misplaced 83-67 to London Lions within the Betty Codona Trophy showpiece.

The group have a better of sixth within the Championship since their 2018-19 debut.

“Perhaps we did not get the outcome we hoped for nevertheless it’s nonetheless improbable progress from our basketball programme,” stated College of Essex director of sport Dr Dave Parry.

“It has been a very fascinating journey over the previous few years. We have positioned our Rebels programme on the coronary heart of our college neighborhood, it is actually bringing a component of life, leisure, belonging and neighborhood to our campus.”

He informed BBC Essex: “This season there’s a couple of 70% improve in attendances, our girls’s video games have averaged someplace between 700 and 800 per sport, up from about 400 final 12 months.

“We’re actually seeing a surge in curiosity and basketball is the second hottest participation group sport amongst younger folks within the nation.”

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