Yateley Silverbacks Basketball Club are pleased to announce a new sponsorship deal with Amazon #1 bestselling business book I don’t work Fridays by Martin Norbury for the 2019/2020 season.
Club Founder and Chairman, Pete Daines, Head of Boys Sport at Yateley Manor and current Great Britain U18 Team Manager & South U11s Head Coach said:
“We’re excited to welcome I don’t work Fridays into the Yateley Silverbacks family, especially in this significant milestone 10th anniversary season for our community club. From humble beginnings with just one Senior Men’s team in 2010, we now have three Men’s teams, one Ladies team, mixed youth teams at U12, U14 & U16 level and our starter basketball sessions for the very young – the ‘Diddy Dunkers’.
In this time the adult sides have won five promotions, two League titles and four Play-off Championships. The Youth teams have won five Championship banners in just the past three seasons. We have ambitious plans to further expand and having I don’t work Fridays on board as a main sponsor will help us achieve these.
“In his book, Martin focuses on the importance of getting a team in the right environment, all aligned, to get the best results. Belief, learning from lessons, and routine are key themes repeated throughout, and these all fit really well with our club ethos.”
Martin Norbury, author of I don’t work Fridays commented:
“Last season, I was lucky enough to spend quality time with my family watching the Silverbacks play at home and during an exciting Play-off final victory. I’ve also seen first-hand the benefits this basketball club has bought our 7-year old daughter who enjoyed her first season playing with the Diddy Dunkers U8s – not just from a physical development perspective, but also teamwork, communication, respect, discipline and social skills.”
“Pete and his Silverbacks are all about inclusivity, encouragement, honesty and commitment; all with a focus on playing to win, not playing not to lose. There is much synergy with the core themes in my book, so when Pete approached us, it was a no-brainer. We’re hoping we can help reach even more of the broader community to enjoy the sport and support Yateley Silverbacks whether spectating or playing.”
For more information about joining, supporting or sponsoring Yateley Silverbacks Basketball Club visit: https://yateleysilverbacks.hitssports.com.
For more information about I don’t work Fridays visit: www.idontworkFridays.com. A copy can be purchased on Amazon – proceeds from book sales will be donated to the charity Sands, who support those affected by the death of a baby, and promote research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.
About Yateley Silverbacks Basketball Club:
The Yateley Silverbacks Basketball Club is a deep and broad community-based club that develops Men, Women, Children and Youth players.
This season 2019-20 marks the Club’s 10thanniversary since its launch. In that time, they have won five promotions, two League titles and four Play-off Championships. The club has expanded to have three men’s teams, one ladies team and a mixed youth section which has U12, U14 and U16 teams for both boys and girls. It also runs Diddy Dunkers U8 – an introduction to ball skills and basketball. The club has a series of camps for young players during school holidays and a Summer League for all. Over the last two years over 2,000 people have been to watch Silverbacks’ matches in their legendary home court, known as ‘da Jungle’. The club has over 100 members, four qualified coaches, five referees, twelve table officials, and plays in the Wessex Basketball League, itself celebrating its 50thanniversary this year.
Club founder and Chairman, Pete Daines, Head of Boys Sport at Yateley Manor and current Great Britain U18 Team Manager & pathway coordinator is a former National League player and a current BE registered referee and coach. He is National co-ordinator for Prep Schools Basketball and coaches the South of England U11s. He recently returned from his 6thEuropean Championship as Head of Delegation for Great Britain and was named South of England Basketball Volunteer of the Year in 2018.
Pete recently won the Eagle FM Radio station ‘Community Sports Hero of the Year’ award for his work with the Silverbacks and the National team.
About I don’t work Fridays:
In his #1 Amazon Bestseller I don’t work Fridays, ex-CEO and Britain’s Top 10 Adviser Martin Norbury explains why the entrepreneur is the wrong person to grow their business, and reveals a simple 5-step formula to give leaders confidence, a clear structure and process to follow, and a set of simple tools to help business owners achieve growth and realise their ambitions – without growing broke.
Martin Norbury went from small-time entrepreneur to SME business owner and onto Senior Executive in a multi-million-pound corporation in just ten years. Setting up his first business in 1991, using a little bit of office space lent to him by some friends, he went on to successfully exit; years later he generated unbelievable results as CEO at a multinational corporation, turning a loss of £250k per month to celebrating its first £1 of profit in just a matter of months.
Back running his own company in Surrey, Advocate Business Services, Martin now helps business owners scale their businesses, to allow them to have more time and money to do what they want, by sharing his award-winning tried and tested SCALE Model®. To date, Martin has helped businesses in over 60 different industries.