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Mar 03, 09

Molten renews Great Britain Basketball contract

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Molten has renewed its sponsorship of all Great Britain Basketball’s international teams for a second term. The deal sees the new Molten G-Series basketball continue as the GB Teams’ official match and training ball until October 2012 for both the senior men’s and women’s teams, as well as the Under-20 men’s and women’s teams.

?Says Simon Tuckey, commercial director of British Basketball: “We are delighted that Molten has extended its partnership with British Basketball. This is a crucial time for the team as they look to perform well at the Eurobasket Championships in 2009 and in the challenges over the next four years. The extended partnership means the GB Team will be able to train and play with the Official FIBA match ball.”

Says Bob Hope, chairman of Molten Sports: “I am delighted to renew Molten’s sponsorship of GB Basketball. I have been involved in British basketball for most of my life and am passionate about the game. The Molten G-Series basketball is special. Players the world over love it because of its unique 12-panel design. The additional seams - 12 rather than the traditional eight - give players increased fingertip control and, hence, more accurate shooting and passing. And Molten has also been able to overcome complex problems such as rebound speed in this new, innovative design as well as producing a stylish looking and highly visible ball with its two-colour tones of orange with cream panels. In short, this is a ball with zero trade-offs, in which style, speed, control and accuracy blend into one.”

The Molten G-Series basketball is the official ball for the London Olympics in 2012 (Molten has designed and manufactured the official Olympic basketball since 1984) and is the official match ball for all FIBA competitions worldwide. In the UK and Ireland the Molten G-series is the official ball for:

• GB Team Basketball
• Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association
• Basketball Ireland
• British Basketball League
• Basketball Wales
• English Schools Basketball Association
• Mini-Basketball England

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