WASPS FINISH FIRST SEASON ON A HIGH

08/03/2009 22:49

After Saturday night's last gasp victory over the Wirral Hornets, the Wasps have finished the season in 7th place in the England Basketball National League 4 North Division. The Hornets lost at home to Stockport Falcons on Sunday afternoon which left their win-loss record at 8-12, the same as the Hull Wasps. However it proved that all those narrow losses this season for the Wasps stood in the clubs favour producing a 22-points better points difference than the Hornets to complete the season in 7th place.

After the first season in National League the Hull Wasps released the following club statement:

The Hull Wasps Basketball Club would like to thank everybody who has taken part in making our first season in National League a very successful one. Our club has gone through various experiences throughout the season, some good and some bad, but we have come out on top and ended our season with a fantastic home win against the Wirral Hornets.

It was a fantastic occassion and one that the club are extremely proud of. The atmosphere was fantastic from a record 321 crowd at the Gemtec Arena and I'm sure everybody enjoyed it. We would also like to thank our new Honeys dance team who produced a wonderful performance of their own to entertain us during the intervals and we would like to send them our deepest thanks for the work and effort they have put in. We can't wait to see them back soon.

We would like to thank all our volunteers who have put so much effort into the club to give of their free time behind the scenes to make our games such an entertaining spectacle. We would also like to thank those people and organisations in the media who have helped to promote the club on various levels to make it a success. A big thank you also goes out to the Gemtec Arena staff who have helped out on game-nights and supported us with training also.

We also thank all our sponsors and club partners who have dedicated financial support to the club to assist us through our first season. It isn't easy for any organisation to give financial backing to a new sports club especially in such hard economic times.

Finally, we would like to thank all those fans who have dedicated their time to supporting the Hull Wasps during the season and coming to the home games whether it be on one occassion or all. We really appreciate anyone who comes through our doors and shows the support for the club.

We look forward to returning in the National League in September 2009 for the start of the new season. We will no doubt be organising some friendly games throughout the summer, including a memorial game in April for Jason Shakespeare, a dedicated Hull basketball player who holds a special place in many people's hearts. We would love to see you all there.

A special thank you again for all your support.

Best Regards,

HULL WASPS BASKETBALL CLUB