BBF coin GB games 'Subway Summer Slam' at Copper Box -

BBF coin GB games ‘Subway Summer Slam’ at Copper Box

GB vs South Sudan Germany

The British Basketball Federation has confirmed the GB Men and Women’s games against South Sudan and Germany, respectively, will take place at the Copper Box this summer.

Dubbed the ‘Subway Summer Slam’ following on from their partnership agreement with sandwich maker Subway, GB Men will take on South Sudan on Thursday 18th July at 7:30pm and the GB Women will play Germany on Sunday 21st July at 3pm.

The men’s game will be a remarkable moment for Luol Deng – who starred for GB at the London 2012 Olympics and now returns as President of the South Sudan Basketball Federation, who he has led to Olympic qualification in a fairytale story, while his former Olympic teammate Dan Clark is now the GM of the Great Britain side.

The women’s game against Germany will see Anna Montañana take charge as GB women’s head coach for the first time, following her appointment earlier this year.

“These games are taking place just ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympics but we already have our sights set on the journey to the Los Angeles Games in 2028,” GB Basketball Chair, Chris Grant said.

“There’s no doubt that we have the talent to be a force both on and off the court. The momentum is building, and we would love to see as many fans of British Basketball as possible filling the seats at the Copper Box to support the players as we take our next steps.

“This is an exciting new era for GB Basketball following our work to rebuild and raise standards in recent months. There couldn’t be a better time to team up with such a well-loved and established global brand. These games will be the first activation of our partnership with Subway. We are extremely grateful for their support and we are very much looking forward to working with them.”

Tickets go on general sale 10am, Thursday 23rd May, while there is a presale available to Basketball England members here.

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