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Following last years expansion of the club regarding the introduction of the second team, Staffs Stealers are eager to start this new year with enthusiasm and energy to achieve success this season. we hope to get everyone involved this season and open our doors to our new freshers to be part of this amazing club. This season will be a challenging one due to Covid-19 however it enables us to train harder and get to know each other as a team so that when the BUCS league starts and any competative matches we will be ready to compete at a high level.
Our give it a go sessions will look a bit different this year with all sessions being booked online following the "Whats On" page of the union site, through this scroll down to the search bar and type in basketball to get all our sessions. Make sure to book ahead in good time to sercue a place on one of these sessions, these unfortunately will now be capped at 12 students per session following Basketball England guidance with further changes to possibly come. Following the guidance on the website you will be able to book a slot, make sure to check out or social media accounts to read the Covid-19 measures in place to ensure a smooth and safe session.
Due to Covid-19 still being a threat our university has implemented changes to how training will be delivered to make sure all students are safe during their involvements in any extra activities alongside their studies. Staffs Stealers has appointed a Covid officer that will be at every training session to check players temperature and also check the right players are turning up matching the track and trace system that will be in place to book your training session spots, furthermore there are some new rules that will be in place to maximise safety of players and these can be found on our social media so please go have a read also extra information will be provided by staff and our committee team. Staffs Stealers are following every single update of Basketball England to make sure we are following the right steps to deliver great training for everybody.
We are pleased to say that we have one of the highest foreign attention rates for international students for the sports clubs in the university, this makes for some great conversations off the court and some international flair on it! Staffs Men's currently plays in the Midlands Division 3A. In the 2012-13 season we were promoted from 3A to 2A along with a semi final appearance in the midlands cup against Loughbrough University. Sadly this year the team were demoted to 3A from the (18/19) season however our goal is clear to amend that and go back to our former division
We have featured in the Universitys sporting highlight (Varsity) for the past 10 years winning 8 (7 in a row) and losing 1 game (by 1 basket). The team won last years varsity (2018/2019) 70-60 against Keele in a full sports hall supported by both sides fans.
All our training is conducted in the Sir Stanley Mathews Sports centre located on campus, our training is conducted with two of our coaches who are level 2 qualified. We hope to maintain a good attendance record this year with both our training slots to maximise our chances of a successful year in the league and to finish off with Varsity at Keele.
Go follow us on wide range of social media platforms we maintain throughout the year with constant updates on games, training, charity events and other news.
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