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For episode 34 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, Joe Forber (pictured above, centre), one of the founders of the Manchester Magic programme, took some time to sit down and talk about his story and career so far.
Joe Forber, originally a teacher, got involved with hoops decades ago before helping found Manchester Magic in 1997. The Manchester programme have gone on to be one of the most successful clubs in British basketball history, having won 81 titles since the year 2000, including a dominant stretch in junior basketball that saw them frequent the Final Fours across all age groups, male and female, for a number of years.
Manchester are the reigning NBL Trophy and NBL D1 Play-off Champions, along with WBBL Cup Champions, and in 2016 the Magic did the NBL D1 quadruple – winning the Trophy, Cup, League and Play-off titles.
Joe Forber and his wife Maggie won the 2013 BBC Sports Personality Unsung Hero Award for their tireless work and dedication to basketball in Manchester.
In this a-little-over-an-hour episode, hear from Joe Forber on:
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