Greenaway extends stay with Wildcats

Nottingham Wildcats are returning another member of their historic title winning team after confirming that guard Lisa Greenaway is back on board for the forthcoming defence of their WBBL Championship.

Greenaway is delighted to be re-signing for 2016-17 and declared, “It’s so exciting to be part of a league that each year, gets better and better, as all teams push one another in pursuit of success.

“I’m sure this year will be no different and it will be really interesting to see how we cope with the challenges ahead of us, whilst continuing to build on the progress we made that resulted in the successes of last season.

“It’s great that we have so many returning players this year who contributed to those wins, especially as we are defending two pieces of silverware.

“That being said, there is no doubt that the last game of our season was a disappointing note to end on [losing against Team Northumbria in the Molten WBBL Play-Off Final], but as a club it’s made us more determined and I’m sure our new team mates are up for the roller coaster ride the 2016-17 season will no doubt be!”

With his roster set, head coach Dave Greenaway is relieved that continuity will be a big factor now the likes of his namesake have returned.

He stated, “Having Lisa back with us this season is great testament to the club, as we have been able to retain the core group of British players from last season.

“Lisa’s commitment and contribution over the past years have been of great value to us as a team and she has been an integral part in the long journey that brought us our first league success last season.”

Next weekend, Greenaway and his team will defend their Betty Codona Classic on their home floor at the Nottingham Wildcats Arena. Click here for more details and for tickets.

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Wildcats strengthen further after adding Da Silva

Reigning WBBL champions Nottingham Wildcats have improved their prospects of defending their league crown after adding yet more depth to their roster with the addition of Vanessa Da Silva.

A well-known face in the WBBL since its inception via her performances with Brixton Topcats, the forward will offer plenty to the title holders.

“The addition of Vanessa to our team gives us great depth in the front court and are not only getting a quality player, but also an even better person.” stressed Wildcats’ play-caller, Dave Greenaway.

“Last season she was a consistent performer on the interior which eventually earned her a call up to the Portuguese national team squad over the summer.

“Her ability to defend and rebound and her willingness to be coached are all endearing qualities which will make our team stronger.”

Da Silva can’t wait to get started with her new team – although was quick to praise her former coach and team-mates too.

She said, “The last few years have been absolutely wonderful with Coach Steve Vear and the Brixton Topcats. I am grateful for my growth and the opportunity that they gave me.

“This season I will be taking my talents to the Nottingham Wildcats, a well-known WBBL powerhouse.

“To think that I have come so far in my career as a player to join this organisation is so humbling to me. I am very excited about this season, being part of the Wildcats family and playing for such a respected coach as Dave Greenaway.

“I am looking forward to an amazing season of more growth, friendships and experiences and I thanks Nottingham Wildcats for giving me another opportunity to pursue my dreams,” concluded Da Silva.

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Tickets hit box-office for WBBL Betty Codona Classic.

Fans can now get the chance to book their place to see the very best UK women’s ballers at what promises to a stunning start to the third WBBL season at the Betty Codona Classic in Nottingham.

Tickets are now on sale for what promises to be a superb weekend event at the Nottingham Wildcats Arena on Sat 01 and Sun 02 October, as the first piece of silverware is put up for grabs.

There are some terrific deals on offer with both day and weekend passes available. More information on the schedule of games can be found HERE.

Daily Pass (Saturday or Sunday)

* Family – £25

* Adult – £10

* Child – £5

* Student – £5

Weekend Pass

* Family – £45

* Adult – £16

* Child – £8

* Student – £8

 

*Family tickets are for 2 adults and up to 3 children. Student tickets will need to be accompanied with a valid NUS card upon entry.

 

Click HERE to book you place

 

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