New partnership for Flames and Cougars ahead of NBL1 season

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The Cockburn Basketball Association has partnered with the Rockingham Flames and 91.7 The Wave to present the ‘Wave Cup’ for 2021 and 2022.

The Wave is WA’s most recent radio addition, and Sales Manager Mike Locke indicated the brand has a strong connection to community alongside like minded sporting organisations.

“We at 91.7 The Wave are very excited to be involved with both the Cougar Family and Flames in 2021 & 2022”, said Locke.

“We are keen to forge new bonds with community focussed sporting clubs that will last, and we believe these two associations are the perfect fit.

“We all know that basketball is a hugely popular sport here in WA, and are proud to offer our support this year and well into the future.”

The NBL1 is WA’s re-branded State League basketball competition, with the NBL alignment the biggest overhaul the league has undertaken in 30 years.

Both the Cockburn Cougars and Rockingham Flames are scheduled to face off in round one of the season, with Wave Cup bragging rights on offer.

“Anyone who follows WA basketball knows the Cougars and Flames have a deep rivalry south of the river,” said Cockburn Chief Executive Tyrone Thwaites.

“We are two clubs that want to perform for our community, and there is no better time to start a new partnership than for the launch of a re-vamped NBL1 season.

“The Wave are a proud community driven business we are excited to join forces with, and our community will get to see how it comes together first hand when we take on Rockingham on Friday April 16.”

Rockingham Flames General Manager Dean Horsington said with the strong rivalry between the two organisations, it’s a real positive to play for The Wave Cup.

He said 91.7 The Wave have done significant work  supporting community clubs, with both NBL1 programs excited to hit the court and play for the cup in round one.

The Cougars take on the Rockingham Flames Friday April 16 at Wally Hagan Stadium.

Doors open at 5pm with face painting, a 3×3 basketball set-up and a chance to meet your 2021 NBL1 athletes.

Women tip off 6:30pm, men tip off 8:30pm, tickets available at the door.