Bradford Dragons Basketball Club are thrilled to announce that they have entered into a partnership with Compass Fostering, which sees the company provide playing kits and become the main shirt sponsor for all of the clubs Junior teams.
Bradford Dragons’ General Manager, Tim Redfearn, said, “Bradford Dragons are proud to have developed a partnership with Compass Fostering. Compass Fostering have supplied new playing kits for all three of our junior teams. We value this partnership as Compass Fostering align with many of our key values of our junior Dragons program. We value and are proud of this partnership and look forward to working alongside Compass Fostering in the future.”
Rachel Pilch, Communications Lead at Compass Fostering, added, “Compass Fostering are incredibly proud to be the sponsor of the Bradford Dragons Junior teams. As a local children’s service, we have a responsibility to ensure young people feel supported and inspired, and this extends to our sponsorships. As an independent fostering agency, we know how important community-based sports clubs are. Many of our young people attend them, creating strong friendships and building their confidence.
“There is currently a national shortage of foster carers, and we are looking for people who could offer a safe, stable, loving environment for young people who haven’t had the best start in life. Compass Fostering have a simple goal: to make life-long and lasting changes to children’s lives, because every child deserves a childhood.
“We are honoured to be involved with the fantastic club and to support them and their young people.”
For more information about fostering a child through Compass Fostering, visit https://www.compassfostering.com/about-fostering/become-a-foster-parent/
The under 14s and under 16s both wore their new strip for the first time on Saturday, in a double header against York Eagles, in the Dragons’ Den (The Inspire Centre, Calderdale College). The under 14s led almost throughout their game, which ended in their second win of the season (57-50). This was then followed by the under 16s, who took a comfortable twelve point victory (61-49), to send the Eagles back to North Yorkshire empty handed.
Meanwhile, last Saturday’s senior fixture against Essex Rebels was subject to an 11th hour postponement, at the request of Essex’s head coach. This game will now be rearranged for later in the season.
This weekend, the senior men’s team face a home double header against Thames Valley Cavaliers on Saturday evening (6:15pm) and Derby Trailblazers on Sunday afternoon (4:15pm). These games will also be the first opportunity that Dragons’ supporters have to see their new American point-guard in Action. 23 year old Justin Williams, from Indianapolis, Indiana, joins the club for the remainder of the 2022-23 season.
Tickets can be pre-purchased online via the Dragons’ website, including a special online only offer for a full weekend ticket. Online ticket sales close at 2pm on Saturday, after which entry is available on the door, albeit at a slightly higher price.