Planning for next year is beginning already as Cheshire Phoenix launch a number of fundraising events to both raise money for next season and celebrate the survival of the BBL franchise with fans.

Tickets are still available for the annual ball at Abode Hotel in Chester on April 5.

Tickets have been subsidised by the hotel and cost £35 each including a drink on arrival, three course meal, coffee and entertainment from vocalist Kyle Williams.

There is also a ‘Big Nite Out’ fundraiser at the Catholic Club on Brook Street in Chester on Friday, March 22.

Starting at 7pm, there will be a buffet, karaoke and singer Keith Vincent will be performing.

Tickets are £5 and you can book for either event at the supporters table on home matchdays.