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Match play update

By 28th June 2022July 5th, 2022High Peak Steels News
Photo at the opening ceremony - team GB holding Union Jack flag

FIMBA XI Maxi Basketball European Championship, Malaga

Opening ceremony

The Championship is well underway here in Malaga, with a great atmosphere at the official Opening Ceremony held at Malaga FC Football club where all teams paraded the stadium and were welcomed with speeches from the FIMBA delegates.  

There is a real sense of pride and community, participating in such a momentous sporting event, meeting players from around the world and team GB Herons over 55’s are proud to have been given such a fantastic opportunity.

Match 1 – GB v Uruguay

Our first match v Uruguay – it was a game we should have won. We were off to a positive start and the game was a competitive one. At the halfway mark we were down by 10 but managed to pull this back to within a point. Nerves were starting to show and probably some tired legs and Uruguay pulled away in the last quarter.

Score: L54-65

Pre match interview - watch >>
GB v Uruguay - watch >>

Photo of team GB ready for their match against Uruguay
Photo of GB and Uruguay teams
Photos of match play GB v Uruguay

Match 2 – GB v Italy

Our second game v Italy – this was always going to be a tough one. A huge loss but a great experience up against Gold player standard and despite the score line we played some great basketball.

Score: L22-80

GB v Italy - watch >>
Photo of team GB ready for their match against Italy
Photo of GB and Italy teams
Photo of match play GB v Italy

Spirits remain high in team camp GB despite the tough start to the tournament so up and onwards to the next one!

Until then I am taking in the Malaga sights from a roof top bus tour reflecting a little on match play and some improvements to be made.

Such a privilege and great fun to be here at these European Championships, seeing so many wonderful countries enjoying the experience.


Málaga 2022

Mark on an open top bus taking in the sights of Malaga