As proud, long-term Hemel Storm Basketball Team sponsors, we were delighted to see our boys finish the season in style at last week’s NBL Playoff final. Storm held their nerve and kept the travelling support on the edge of their seats with a nailbiting 69-63 victory over Worthing Thunder at the National Performance Centre in Manchester.
It was the perfect finale to a perfect campaign and a real testament to the hard work and dedication of the players, coaches, support team and devoted fans (and sponsors, of course).
After an incredible, unbeaten season culminating in a 41-0 record, Hemel became only the second team in league history to achieve the elusive quadruple! The complete list of 2023 silverware included:
- 22/23 NBL Division 1: Playoff Champions
- 22/23 NBL Division 1 Champions
- 2023 National Cup
- 22/23 KITKiNG trophy
To top off a season of hard-earned accolades, Dru Spinks was awarded coach of the year, and Aaryn Rai was awarded player of the year in the NBL Div 1 Awards. The hunt is now officially on for a bigger trophy cabinet : )
Our long-standing partnership with Hemel Storm dates back over a decade. When not busy driving the Certa team forward, our MD Dan and the Loria family are loyal supporters and volunteers of the team, travelling up and down the country to away matches.
How we support Hemel Storm:
- Proud kit sponsors
- The Certa Shot (third/fourth quarter entertainment)
- Sponsors of the feeder team (University of Herts Mens Basketball Team)
- Sponsors of the academy program
Career Progression Initiative
Our marketing assistant Levi Noel, a past Storm player, joined us through our Career Progression Initiative, enabling him to develop his skills outside of the sport for a future career. We are incredibly proud of the initiative and are more committed than ever to supporting future generations of Storm players as they transition to life after basketball.
At Certa Service, we understand the importance of working with and supporting our local community. Teamwork has always been essential to our success as a business, and partnering with like-minded organisations only helps to spur us on to achieve extraordinary things together.