The 2021/22 NBL fixtures have been released, with the new look Hoods starting their at home to local rivals Loughborough Rivals on Saturday 2nd October.
The game will take place just a fortnight after the Hoods impressive 95-55 win over the same opposition in the L Lynch Trophy Group stage. After a two year absence, the National Cup makes a welcome return, with Hoods receiving a bye until Round 2.
The 2021/22 season could be a historic one for either Team Solent Kestrels or Reading Rockets, with both sitting on 3 regular season titles and win for either would move them out on their own. If it were to be Kestrels, it would be an incredible 4th title in a row.
With no relegation or fans in 2020/21, the Hoods took the conscious decision to focus on developing their youngsters and expose them to Division 1 basketball – increasing their skill level to take back to their Junior teams in 2021/22 or to take forward at University. This year, will be a different story, with some talent returning to the line-up and some exciting new players joining the club.
For the first time ever, Hoods will have a representation at every level in the men’s game, with the Nottingham Trent Hoods playing in Division 2 North; Hoods II in Division 3 Midlands and Junior teams representing in u18 Western Premier, u18 North 2, u16 East Midlands, u14 Midlands.
Club Captain, Bruce Lauder commented, “I am really excited about this season. Not only have we secured some huge talent to the men’s programme but our Junior programme continues to go from strength to strength. Having a team at every level in National League has always been a dream since the club was established in 2009 and I couldn’t be prouder of the all the hard work Lee and the team have done in the background. Couple that with all our projects in the community, the club is in a great place at the moment, so it’s time to get back to winning silverware, which I am confident we will this season!”
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