British Wheelchair Basketball and Unicorn Products Ltd have signed a four year deal confirming Molten as the official ball of the sport in the UK.
Molten will be the official ball used within the NGB’s national leagues as well as by the GB performance teams. It will also be the official match ball used in all national and international home tournaments.
The deal will benefit BWB’s national league clubs, with an emphasis on supporting the development of the game within the UK. As part of the 2017-2021 contract Unicorn Products Ltd will supply BWB clubs with a specified number of free of charge balls each season.
In addition to the supply of balls to its clubs, Unicorn will also offer all British Wheelchair Basketball members a 35% discount off its products.
Jo Richards, British Wheelchair Basketball’s Development Director feels that this will be a beneficial partnership for the NGB and its clubs:
“Over the Rio cycle, post London 2012, we have strengthened our relationship with Molten and Unicorn Products Ltd. They are strong advocates of wheelchair basketball and the development of the game within the UK.
“Since the London games, Molten has been a critical partner of British Wheelchair Basketball. They have enabled us to support and service the 300% increase in participation.
“Their continued support of our clubs is representative of their belief and investment in the strength of wheelchair basketball in England and the home countries.”
Alex James, Marketing Manager, Molten UK & Ireland believes in the power of the game in the UK:
“We are delighted to announce the continuation of our successful partnership with British Wheelchair Basketball.
“It has been a privilege to be a partner of British Wheelchair Basketball’s over the last five years and witness first-hand the unprecedented increase in popularity of the sport.
“Given the success achieved within the sport over the last four years, we are excited to join British Wheelchair Basketball as they begin the journey towards Tokyo and beyond.”