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Basketball: Haringey Hawks need funding help

PUBLISHED: 13:52 28 September 2017

Haringey Hawks under-16s won their opening game of the season (pic Robbie Quail)

Haringey Hawks under-16s won their opening game of the season (pic Robbie Quail)

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Haringey Hawks under-16s got the new Premier League season off to a fine start with a 80-56 win over London Greenhouse Pioneers.

But although pleased with the success, coach Franck Batimba knows they can do better and said: “It was good to start the season with a win. It is the first time I’ve had all my players available as a number of them have been busy with regional tournaments.

“We still have a lot of work to do but I have a great bunch of players who are capable of achieving great things.”

The team visit Ipswich this weekend, then three sides are in action at Haringey Sixth Form College on October 7.

But they need help, with Batimba adding: “This year some of our costs have doubled so we have to work even harder.

“The club was set up to engage the local youth and give them a purpose. A number of players have gone on to represent national teams, but we struggle to keep the club going.”

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