New Trinity Meteors Basketball team unveiled
Published: 14th June 2018
Trinity College Dublin and Meteors Basketball Club are pleased to announce a strategic partnership, which will see a newly named joint Trinity Meteors team competing in the National League for the 2018-2019 season.
The new team will play all their home games in Trinity’s Sports Centre and they will also have access to the world class sports science facilities on site in the college. A stronger community element means Trinity Meteors will be doing greater outreach with schools and at junior basketball levels.
Speaking about the partnership, Head of Sport in Trinity Michelle Tanner commented: “Trinity are delighted to be partnering with Meteors to support the growth and development of the sport within Trinity and the wider community. In particular we are excited that this will undoubtedly strengthen women’s basketball at the top level and attract students and spectators alike to our wonderful campus.”
Meteors Chairman John Keane added: “This partnership is very a significant step for Meteors Basketball Club and, I believe, the basketball community. To have such a prestigious and internationally recognised university associated with basketball on the national stage will only assist in the further development and growth of the game. It is important for us as a club to align our strategic vision with that of Trinity College to establish the necessary development pathways to strengthen the club but also to provide the necessary supports to meet our Super League aspirations.”
- Photo (L-R): John Keane, Basketball Ireland, Maedbh Ní Riain, Trinity Basketball, Michelle Tanner, Head of Sport and Ciara Flaherty, Meteors