Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters honoured by football club.
The successful Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters basketball team appeared at Bramall Lane as special guests of Sheffield United at the weekend.
The Hatters made history by becoming the first ever winners of the Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL) Trophy and, to celebrate, they paraded the trophy at half time during the Blades’ home league clash with Swindon Town.
Graham Moore, our Chairman and Vice President of Sheffield United, was on hand to welcome the team, which is now one of the country’s most successful women’s sports clubs.
Graham said: “We’d like to congratulate the Sheffield Hatters on their remarkable achievements. They have made history and we’re really proud of their status as one of Britain’s most decorated teams.
“The Hatters are a true example of a community club and it’s an honour to have welcomed them to Bramall Lane.
“They provide sporting opportunities for players of all ages and abilities and, over the years, hundreds have joined the Hatters family by training and playing for the club, whilst many of their players and coaches pass on their experience to schools throughout Sheffield.”
The Sheffield Hatters were formed in the early 1960s, becoming the first women’s basketball team in England. They have won 19 league titles, 15 championship titles and 16 national cups over the last 25 years.
Betty Codona MBE, club founder and coach, said: “Being guests of Sheffield United and parading our trophy in front of the crowd at Bramall Lane was a wonderful experience for all our players and staff.
“As a club it is fantastic to be recognised for our achievements, but our success over the years would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our club volunteers who also deserve a special mention.”