Basketball: Danum Eagles continue search for new venue

Bob Martin
Bob Martin

Danum Eagles officials are due to meet with a group of local businessmen today to discuss the next step for the club.

The National League outfit say they have outgrown their current venue - Danum Lower School - and hope to find a new home in Doncaster.

Talks have previously been held with The Dome, where the town’s former BBL side, the Doncaster Panthers, once played.

However, the Eagles are keen to explore all possible options and also hope to secure new sponsorship to continue their rapid growth.

Eagles are closing in on promotion in their first ever season in the men’s National League and currently sit top of Division Four (Midlands) with 12 wins out of 12.

Last weekend the number of youngsters to attend the club’s weekly Saturday morning coaching session at Danum School went through the 100-barrier for the first time.

Finding and funding a bigger venue for the club is likely to be at the top of today’s agenda.

On Sunday the club tweeted: “Over 100 youngsters at our Saturday morning session this week, we desperately need a bigger venue to accommodate local players.”

Coach Mark Baldwin said on twitter: “@DanumEagles at capacity with our Mini eagles! Can’t accommodate anymore fans! Can’t accommodate anymore national league players #NeedHelp”

Eagles resume their league campaign on Sunday at Derby Trailblazers III.

Head coach Bob Martin said: “We’ve got some huge games coming up across the board. This season could be special.”