Antonio Wilburn hopes the return of Matt Ford will fire Team Swindon Basketball Club to victory in their top of the table clash against London Patriots on Saturday.
Team Swindon currently boast a 100 per cent record having won their first two Wessex League Division One matches and their opening Karl Taylor Trophy tie.
Wilburn’s side grabbed a second league win on Tuesday night when they beat Woodley Harriers 96-62 with Wilburn himself scoring 32 points ably supported by Matt North (21 points) and Sam Newman (16 points).
Saturday’s match at The Deanery Academy in Wichelstowe is Team Swindon’s second home match of the season and Wilburn also praised the part the crowd played in their opening win against Aztec Jaaguars.
“It’s our second home match and we are excited and ready to play back in front of our supporters,” said Wilburn. “The first home match they played a huge part in that victory keeping the energy at an all time high.
“Coming off two big wins these past weeks I would say we are well prepared for London Patriots on Saturday. Based off their record we expect them to be a highly competitive team and will be a good test for us.
“I am excited to have our big man back Matt Ford, who has missed the past two previous games due to injury. To have him back at training and with us this Saturday will be huge as he brings so much to this team.
“Adding him back playing alongside the rest of the team who have all had strong performances in the previous games, I’m fully confident we will be in a good position going into Saturday.
“We want as many people coming down supporting and getting behind their team. It means a lot to have so many people supporting us this season.”
Wilburn also revealed the club have decided to support the charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) this season. Each ticket sold will see the club donate part of the proceeds to the charity.
Team secretary Emma North added: “We started this club as a vision of being a club for the people where we are able to help, with this being said we have decided to support a charity this season,” added Wilburn.
“Our charity will be Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and each ticket sold will help us donate part of our proceeds to the charity.
“This is a charity that is close to our hearts as mental health and wellbeing is so important. Often it goes un-talked about and we know CALM do great work to support and improve awareness of men’s mental health. We’re excited to help them this season and hopefully our small contribution can make a big difference.”
To learn more about the charity CALM click on the link below.