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Mission Fitness Teams With Bandits

Mission Fitness

Published at 10:03am 21st July 2014.

Over the past several years the popularity of basketball in the local area has shown a great deal of interest, Weymouth Basketball Club boasting 9 separate teams and having one of the biggest sporting influences in the sports community.

Without a true Olympic Legacy it has been the local business community that have stepped up in their effort to assist the boroughs sports fans. Mission Fitness of Dorchester Road have taken the initiative giving their support, stepping forward and forming an agreement with Weymouth Basketball to be the leading sponsor of the clubs first team.

Weymouth Basketball Development officer Alex Fuhrmann, “Mark Kinder (director) contacted me a few weeks ago and we discussed a potential partnership and how Mission Fitness could assist and benefit from the partnership. Mark was very keen to maintain a sporting presence with Mission Fitness and with our increased membership and popularity they seemed like a great fit.”

Alongside their agreement the club has renamed their first team the ‘Weymouth Mission Fitness Bandits’ in respect to their new partners.

Mission Fitness Director Mark Kinder, “Fitness Mission Gym is thrilled to be sponsoring The Weymouth Bandits, now known as Weymouth Mission Fitness Bandits for the coming season. Having a family member within the club (Junior stand out Jake Kinder) and having played myself while attending secondary school, it seemed the perfect fit. As an addition to the partnership we hope to offer Strength and Conditioning options for players within team and club”.

Fuhrmann, “We are really happy how the basketball club could develop in the coming years alongside the community. With the added exposure and the benefits of social media, it’s a great time to be involved and highlights how closely the Weymouth & Portland community can work together.”



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