Great reception for Sharks

The Sharks head into this weekend’s matches with an endorsement from the city still ringing in their ears.

A home game against Glasgow Rocks awaits tomorrow at the EIS (Friday) before visiting Cheshire Jets on Sunday evening.

Lord Mayor, Cllr Alan Law, hosted a Civic Reception for the club on Tuesday evening at the town hall and he said the Sharks were a credit to Sheffield for their success this season in winning the BBL Cup:

“Their recent achievements on the basketball court have been outstanding, and the team bring positive associations with Sheffield when they play well across the UK and on national television.

“I was delighted to welcome them to the town hall. They do a terrific job; we’re very proud of them and I look forward to going to watch them play this season.”

Sharks director, Sarah Backovic, who has been a club official since their first match, said: “We’re thrilled to be recognised in this way. The Sharks have always been proud to be from Sheffield and have conducted ourselves as representatives of the city whenever we travel.

“Our players, management and supporters have been ambassadors for the city. We hope we have given as much back to Sheffield as we have received from being based here.”

Last weekend the One Health sponsored-Sharks defeated league leaders Newcastle Eagles on Friday before a surprise loss on the road at Worcester Wolves on Saturday.

It left them fifth in the BBL Championship table but with plenty of opportunities to climb higher.

Centre Paul Williams says the Rocks will be a tough match tomorrow: “None of us are going into the game thinking it will be easy because we’ve beaten them a couple of times. Every time we have played them it has been really close.”