Women to play first game in team history against West Herts Warriors in lead up to Men's game vs. Worcester Wolves II
On Saturday, October 9, Coventry Flames Women will make history when they tip off against the West Herts Warriors to the Coventry University Sports Center in what is expected to be an exciting WNBL Division 2 matchup.
Recognizing the significance of having the women's game represented this weekend, team forward, Cathrine Gwenero said, "I'm really excited to be playing at a high level with my amazing teammates.I feel proud that we managed to create a team for national league after so long in Coventry and am manifesting a great season for us."
The team expressed their excitement about finally having this opportunity after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the team to wait another 12 months before making their debut. "I'm excited and I'm looking forward to playing after such a long time without competing," said Flames Women guard, Catarina Seixas. "I'm confident that we have the talent and everything we need to play a good game and get wins [this season]."
In the second game of the doubleheader, the Coventry Flames Men (1-0) will take the floor against Worcester Wolves II, for the second game of their 2021/22 NBL Division 3 schedule. "We're expecting this to be a tough game. The Worcester Wolves program has a reputation for success across every level so we know they're going to be a tough matchup." said Flames Coach, Rob Eddon. "But I believe our squad can put up a good fight and will put a good product on the floor. It should be a fun game."
Although spectators are not permitted in the home venue this season, Coventry Flames will livestream their games on their website and their YouTube channel.
Flames Women will tip off at 4pm, followed immediately by the Men's Game at 6pm.