Last night at the Vertu Motors Arena a 42-year attendance record for a women’s basketball game in Britain was smashed as 1,122 got behind our Eagles WBBL team in The Big One.
On International Women’s Day Eagles bosses set out to register a new attendance high for a top-flight women’s league fixture 42 years after Hemel Tigers and Cleveland Eagles attracted 1,050 fans.
Female players of the future took part in a half-time scrimmage between our Eagles Academy’s Under 14 girls team and their counterparts from Edinburgh also there to support Pride.
Such is the ambition around the WBBL programme, plans are already in motion to top that number and soar to even greater heights with special games like “The Big One” next season.
The Eagles and Vertu Motors Arena would like to thank everyone that attended to showed their support for the club at a historic night for women’s basketball in the UK.