DBL Sharks back on BBC Sport
Friday, 31st March 2017
We’re looking forward to being back on the BBC with the DBL Sharks Sheffield tonight as they face Glasgow Rocks at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield.
The third-placed DBL Sharks meet the fourth-placed Rocks in a crucial British Basketball League Championship fixture which follows the Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters’ game against Nottingham Wildcats, both of which will be broadcast live on the BBC Sport website and BBC Red Button.
And we’re looking forward to another opportunity for Sheffield to showcase its very best basketball talent to a worldwide audience.
Our managing director David Clarkson said: “Our first season as naming rights sponsor of the DBL Sharks Sheffield has been a big success and it’s been fantastic to see how head coach Atiba Lyons’ side has grown during the current campaign.
“Tonight’s game against Glasgow Rocks should be a huge occasion for us, the DBL Sharks, the Hatters, the British Basketball League and Women’s British Basketball League as a whole. It’s a brilliant advert for a sport which is growing year-on-year in the UK and we’re immensely proud to be a part of it.”
DBL Sharks head coach Atiba Lyons said: “I think the coverage is great and fantastic for BBL, the WBBL and the sport as a whole.
“I’m really excited about it and it’s great exposure for the women's game as well, showing that in Sheffield alone there's a lot of talent. Hopefully we can continue to grow that.”
“It’s a huge game for us,” added captain Mike Tuck.
“It’s so great that these games are being shown on the BBC, it helps get basketball a bit of exposure not just here but across the world.
“It’s a TV game for us so it’s a very important game against a team that we’ve just passed in the league. I think it’ll be a good atmosphere, the fans have been really coming out and supporting us so we’d love to have that kind of atmosphere again.”