Thriving basketball club Ilkeston Outlaws has a new kit for its Under 12s teams thanks to trentbarton and its revamped ilkeston flyer service.
trentbarton has become key sponsor of the two teams, which welcome around 40 young players aged from seven to 12 every Friday in Kirk Hallam. Ilkeston Outlaws coach Kevin Hubbard approached trentbarton after noticing its existing kit was looking a little dated and tired.
Fresh from updating and increasing its ilkeston flyer fleet for a new 15-minute frequency service, trentbarton were only too happy to ensure the Ilkeston Outlaws players looked suitably match-ready and professional.
Kevin said: “In 2016 we entered our Under 12s into the Nottinghamshire Mini Basketball Open development league, which they have just won, undefeated – a fantastic achievement for players of this age.
“This has meant promotion into the top division and whilst the numbers of children training with Ilkeston Outlaws continues to grow we’ve decided to enter a second team into the development league to allow more young people the chance to play.
“The previous kit was tired and dated with some shirts being too large for the younger players; now, thanks to the support of trentbarton, our Under 12s will be the smartest players in the league.
“It’s also great to have an Ilkeston brand, the ilkeston flyer, associated with the club as we’ve been an Ilkeston-based sports club since 1966 – it all helps to bring in kids to access basketball, learn skills and develop teamwork and respect for themselves and each other.”
trentbarton is sponsoring 20 kits for the two teams, who are drawn from Ilkeston itself and from locations further afield such as Amber Valley, Toton, Stapleford and Kimberley.
Jordan Kemp, marketing & communications manager, said: “For more than 50 years the Ilkeston Outlaws have built a wonderful community club. The ilkeston flyer supports that community, so we are delighted to be on the side of the Ilkeston Outlaws.”