Cheshire Phoenix Wheelchair Basketball Club have received a huge boost thanks to a major kit sponsorship from healthcare specialists Jane Lewis and their Complex Care department.
The Chester-based club, which actively raises awareness in the local community about the sport and also raises funds through different events, secured the investment from the company which will aid them as they look to nurture talent from the area and develop teams to participate within the national league setup in the near future.
The sport of wheelchair basketball and the club in particular was brought to the attention of Jane Lewis by one of the Nix players, Kieran Gayle, with the company keen to get involved after seeing the impact in the community.
Club head coach Anna Jackson, said: “We’re really thankful to Jane Lewis for sponsoring our team shirts as it’s really appreciated and meant we now have professional shirts to match the ambitions of our players.”
The kit purchased is reversible, allowing the team to have both a blue home kit and a white away jersey for games on the road.
Staff from Jane Lewis were invited to one of the Phoenix training sessions at Blacon High School to see the unveiling of the new jerseys, and to also test their own skills in chairs alongside players of the club.
Jane Lewis Complex Care manager Lisa Gomes said: “When we were made aware of the team’s requirement for official team shirts we were really happy to help in acquiring the shirts and hope they have plenty of success whilst wearing them.
“We were invited to attend a training session by Anna and we’re really impressed by the skills and dedication of the team. After having a go ourselves we really admire their achievements in developing a cohesive and successful team.”