Lincoln basketball team shoots for the stars

A Lincolnshire basketball team has been accepted into the England Basketball National League next season.

Lincoln Stars, who are based at the University of Lincoln, have been accepted into the Division 4 Men’s League for the 2011/12 season which starts in September.

Lucy Willets, Basketball Development Officer at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, said: “It’s fantastic that we will have a National League basketball club in Lincolnshire.

“Trials for the team are currently being held and it’s an exciting time preparing for the season starting in September.”

“We are hopeful that people across Lincoln and the rest of the county will show support for the team and follow their success in the Division.”

Having a National team in Lincolnshire means players will not have to travel out of the county to play at this high level.

Dave Piggott, coach of Lincoln Stars, said: “Lincolnshire has lots of talented basketball players that currently travel to other neighbouring counties to play for National League Teams. We wanted to create a National Team for Lincolnshire, and we’re delighted to have been accepted into the League.”

Home games will be played on Sunday afternoons starting in September 2011. To find out more, follow the Lincolnshire Basketball Facebook page.

Source: Lincolnshire Sports Partnership