Middlesbrough College has revealed an exciting partnership with Semi-pro basketball club, the Tees Valley Mohawks basketball club.
Earlier in the year, the Tees Valley Mohawks ran a number of projects to keep players and parents entertained and in good spirits during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The activities, which included the likes of Mohawks Got Talent and the Great Mohawk Bake Off were acknowledged by Tees Titan Head Coach, Lee Fawcett.
Due to the passion and dedication displayed by the Mohawks, Lee was keen to join forces to become not only the biggest club in the North East, but one of the biggest clubs in the UK.
After meeting Mohawks Chairman, Steve Butler, Lee rebranded the Titans Club and moved it to sit under the Mohawks banner.
Thanks to the partnership between Tees Valley Mohawks and Middlesbrough College, the Mohawks Wheelchair Premier Team now attend the campus' six court sports hall for their weekly training sessions, along with being the designated host for future basketball matches.
Chairman Steve Butler, who also works at Middlesbrough College said of the partnership: “I think it's fantastic. The fact that we are able to train the teams every day of the week with various sessions, across the 6-14s, National League juniors, woman teams, men and wheelchair groups is great!
"After speaking with Middlesbrough College Principal, Zoe Lewis, I hope the partnership will strengthen in years to come and we can continue to grow the club with this amazing foundation we've built here.“
Thanks to the new partnership, many members of the Tees Valley Mohawks come on to complete their studies at the £100m campus.
The partnership builds on the College’s dedication to sporting excellence, with seven available academies including basketball, cricket, football, golf, gymnastics, table tennis and volleyball.
For more information on Middlesbrough College’s Basketball Academy, visit the dedicated Sports Academies page.