22 January, 2023

WPL 2023: Season preview with Worcester Wolves

Worcester Wolves are ready to get their Women’s Premier League campaign underway for the 2023 season, with their first fixture set to take place this Sunday (29th January) away against Loughborough Lightning.

The team continues to build into the new season with Simon Fisher as head coach, Adam McMullen as Assistant Coach and Faye Bingham as Team Manager.

Simon Fisher commented:

“Our intentions remain the same as last year: to develop the players individually to create a positive environment for players to maximise their ability. As a group we want to be competitive in all games, to enable the group to be better at the end of the season than the start.

“I am pleased we have managed to strengthen the group whilst maintaining the core of the team from last season. As a group, training as been positive during the Autumn and winter periods, focusing on individual & small group development, to ensure players have been training alongside both other Club, Work and Educational commitments.

“The team have been engaging off the court through Strength & Conditioning programmes, as well as some team building activities to ensure we are developing as a group.”

Worcester Wolves home ground: the University of Worcester Arena

Retired GB player Sarah Hope returns as captain this season. Sarah commented:

“Personally I’ve just been enjoying basketball and enjoying training while adjusting to life after retirement from the GB programme. As a team, we’re picking up where we left off at the end of last season. We’ve seen significant improvements from this time last year and training against the Worcester based men has really upped our game.”

“I absolutely love the Arena and our home crowd. I really enjoyed having the season opener there last season and it’s a massive boost to be back there this season. I’m proud of this team and the Wolves franchise as a whole and really excited to be wearing the blue and orange again.”

The Wolves preparations are almost complete with just days to go until their opening fixture in Loughborough, with the countdown ticking down until their first home game at University of Worcester Arena on Sunday 26th February. Find out more: https://worcesterwolves.org/

Every Women’s Premier League game will be livestreamed on the British Wheelchair Basketball YouTube channel. The full fixtures list can be found here: https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/competition/womens-premier-league-2022-23

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