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National Basketball Heritage Centre to host exhibition ahead of Wolves v Eagles fixture

The National Basketball Heritage Centre (NBHC) will be hosting a pop-up exhibition titled ‘Basketball Heritage and Nostalgia’ in conjunction with the Worcester Wolves vs Newcastle Eagles BBL fixture on Friday, January 31.

The exhibition will be held in the Joel Richards Conference suite in University Arena and will be open prior to tip off from 6:15pm, at halftime, and until 9:30pm following the game. Entrance is free to anyone with a ticket to the game.

On display will be the NBHC’s collection of national team memorabilia which includes game used uniforms, gear, and equipment from some of GB and England’s biggest stars of the past and present. England and GB Women’s player, Siobhan Prior will be in attendance with some of her memorabilia from the 2018 Commonwealth Games including her silver medal.

The exhibition will feature a section on basketball nostalgia which will include a sample of the NBHC’s collection of basketball memorabilia from the past 70 years. Fans will be given a taste of the extensive collection of periodical literature held in the National Basketball Library, and will be transported back to their formative years of being a basketball fan in the United Kingdom.

The National Basketball Heritage Centre (NBHC) was founded at the University of Worcester in 2016 to showcase the valuable, unique, and inspiring history of basketball in the United Kingdom. It has since been recognized as the central depository for all basketball history related material by the sport’s national governing bodies. Supported by the National Sport Heritage Network, the NBHC is comprised of the National Basketball Library, the National Basketball Archive, and the National Basketball Studies Centre.

The NBHC is accepting donations of basketball material with historical merit. In particular they are currently looking for national team items (GB, England, Scotland, and Wales) including uniforms, photographs, and programmes. They are especially interested in items from the 20th century (1900s to 1990s), and items related to the 1948 and 2012 Olympic Games. They are also looking to complete the National Basketball Library’s collection of Slam Magazine.

If you have anything that you think may be of interest to the NBHC, email Roger Fairman at researchcollections@worc.ac.uk.