AUG 00] COVENTRY CRUSADERS NEWS
Two Crusades For Basketball Boss
Crusaders’ season is ready to go, and boss Dip Donaldson has a new
mission off the court.
his team prepare for a friendly before the start of the new season,
Dip has been appointed director of Coventry Youth For Christ.
will spend 15 hours a week working to spread the word about Jesus
Christ to teenagers who don’t go to church.
work will encompass secondary schools in Coventry and will involve
presenting the Christian message through music, dance and sport.
rest of his time will be dedicated to the Crusaders, who will be
limbering up for the new season at Coventry Sports Centre on 15
will be playing host to a team from Quinnipiac in Connecticut in the
game will be the first chance for supporters to see versatile new
American recruit, Adam Stevens in the Bupa Crusaders kit.
will be playing along with the veterans from last season like Alvin
Scott, Derrick Pope, Mark Bradbury, Colin Rhooms, and Manny Shareland.
will also be youngsters 6ft 10in Paul Adams, aged 18, who has shown a
remarkable improvement over the past twelve months of training with
the senior squad, and 6ft Nicholas Pope, aged 15, who has been filling
the role of point guard with confidence and efficiency throughout
a lot is not known about the Quinnipiac team,
who play in the highest echelon of American amateur basketball
- NCAA Division One.
cost £4 per person and will be available on the door. Tip off is at
are really pleased to be back at the centre, it’s a great venue
with loads of atmosphere.
warm-up match against the Americans will be a real clash of the
giants with potential thrills and tensions all the way.
have some great players and we have trained hard. I am confident
that we can look forward to great success this season.”
information from Sean Coleman in the Crusaders office on 024 7681
former Crusaders players Rick Solvason and Ben Livingston have signed
for NBL Division Three side Worcester Wolves.