Team Mintridge were in for a treat on the evening of Friday 29th March, as we got to pay a visit to our fantastic basketball Ambassador Marko Backovic at his home game fixture against Bristol Flyers. It was an extra special occasion as we were joined by Marko’s Ingham Primary School mentee and number 1 fan. To mark the end of their very successful mentoring Programme, Marko’s mentee got to enjoy watching Marko playing and meet with him and his team mates after the game. It was a fantastic opportunity for Marko’s mentee to see Marko put his tips into practice and for them to catch up about what his mentee has been working on over the last few months.
Before the game started, Marko came to greet his mentee and presented her with a brilliant DBL Sharks Sheffield top, match programme and foam finger. This was a lovely gift and gesture from Marko and the club to his very lucky mentee.
Marko was very pleased to hear that his mentee was still setting goals and working hard in her sport as well as trying lots of new sports at school.
As we watched a gripping game in a packed-out stadium, the Sharks took the lead early on and gave us all lots to cheer about. We were very lucky to watch Marko score some fantastic points on the court. For Marko’s mentee, it was so nice to see him supporting his team mates on and off the court and celebrate a big win for the Sharks.
At the end of the game, we were greeted by Marko and his team, as we were fortunate to have individual and team photographs with the squad. In all the excitement and the end of the game and the start of the celebrations, Marko’s mentee began getting lots of autographs to add to her collection in her match programme and even had her shirt signed by her idol Marko.
Before we left, we were sure to grab a photograph of Marko with his mentee, to add to the memories of the evening.
Thank you so much to Marko, the DBL Sharks Sheffield, Marko’s mentee and her father for a fantastic evening of fun and celebrations. It was the perfect way to end a fantastic mentoring Programme for Marko’s mentee. Thank you to Ingham Primary School for your support throughout the Programme.
We look forward to working with you again soon.
If you would like to see the video from our evening, you can see it here at our YouTube channel via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1VPYLxstLs&feature=youtu.be
We look forward to hearing how Marko’s mentee progresses in the future.