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Wolves in Valencia talks

The University of Worcester and the Worcester Wolves welcomed one of Europe’s most respected coaches to the city last week, to discuss an innovative potential future partnership.
Chechu Mulero, the Sporting Director of Euroleague outfit Valencia Basketball Club, visited Worcester for discussions which focused on establishing a link between the Spanish giants and the Worcester Wolves, who are now a subsidiary company of the University.
Any such partnership could include training camps and friendly fixtures for Valencia’s senior team in Worcester, collaborative coaching clinics and player development schemes, for the benefit of both parties.
During his visit, Mr Mulero, who met with senior figures from the University and players and coaches from the Wolves, said: “I had heard a great deal about the Basketball program and the international reputation of Worcester before my visit.
“Having now been able to see for myself that, together with excellent facilities, the University has a very exciting program, I can see that it is something which our Club would be happy to be associated with.
“The people here have a real passion for the sport and some very good ideas for the future. We look forward to working with them.”
Mick Donovan, Head of the University’s Institute of Sport and Exercise Science and Managing Director of the Worcester Wolves, added: “We continue to look at ways to improve our program and increase opportunities for students, players and coaches, and the meetings with Mr Mulero were excellent.
“The sport and education model at the University continues to expand, and will clearly benefit from a partnership such as this. Being able to share our vision with someone as highly regarded as Mr Mulero, and then to exchange ideas about future collaboration is both exciting and potentially transformative.
 “We were thrilled to receive such a positive response from such an established individual and Club.”

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