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Leopards to hold basketball festival

09:00 22 March 2014

Leopards Ronnie Baker goes on the attack against Hemel Storm (pic: Paul Phillips)

Leopards Ronnie Baker goes on the attack against Hemel Storm (pic: Paul Phillips)

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Big Cats welcome community to Brentwood event

Essex Leopards will hold their first ever Basketball Festival at the Brentwood Leisure Centre on Saturday March 29 (1-6pm).

The free community event is being sponsored by The Hair Company and Dominos Pizza and has been part funded by Active Essex.

The Festival will feature a wide range of activities including free basketball taster sessions, cheerleading displays and workshop and street dancing by The Plan.

Other attractions include leopard face painting, players performing basketball tricks and shoot the hoop competitions.

The highlight of the day will be an exhibition tournament open to all local schools, with a primary school tournament running from 3.30–4.30pm and the secondary school tournament from 4.30–5.30 pm.

Both events will be officiated by Leopards professional basketball players in an opportunity for schools to showcase their basketball teams, with parents able to watch their children play at a friendly but competitive level.

An awards ceremony will follow where the Leopards head coach Robert Youngblood will present winners with medals and t-shirts, plus there will be a trophy for the victorious teams to take back to their schools.

All competitors are being given free tickets to the Leopards v Medway Park Crusaders match that starts at 7pm on the same day.

Full details of the Festival can be found on the Leopards website www.leopardsbasketball.co.uk where anyone can register for free entry tickets and a free basketball taster session in advance.

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