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KeyMS sponsors the East Grinstead Junior Basketball Club

Added: (Tue Jan 09 2001)

Pressbox (Press Release) - KeyMS sponsors the East Grinstead Junior Basketball Club

The East Grinstead Junior Basketball Club has gained support from KeyMS, the East Grinstead-based web development company that manages and develops web sites for such big name companies as Hitachi Europe, SUN Microsystems, Hewlett Packard and the global greyhound racing web site www.gobarkingMAD.com to be launched in the spring.

KeyMS sponsored the club by presenting them with a cheque for 600 at their offices in Lewes Road. "We're very grateful to KeyMS because they enabled us to get our new kit printed in time for our first match!" said coach Rob Birchmore who accepted the cheque of behalf of the team. Their first match was against the Haywards Heath Eagles on Thursday 4 Jan at the Kings Centre in East Grinstead which is where the club is based.

"We are keen to help the East Grinstead community and believe that one of the best ways to do that is to support its young people. The more activites available in which they can participate the better. We wish the East Grinstead Junior Basketball Club every success and will be eagerly following their progress," said Andrew Chalmers, KeyMS CEO.

The club plays away against the Worthing Mad Dogs (under 16) on 25 January and home against the Angmering Cobras (under 16 & 18) on 2 February.


The East Grinstead Junior Basketball Club was set up in March 2000 by Coach Rob Birchmore, an experienced EBBA (English Basketball Association) coach who has spent many years running the East Grinstead Senior Basketball Club as well as playing himself. The idea was to set up a club that is totally dedicated to youth development of basketball, and so the Junior Club was established at the Kings Centre in East Grinstead. Since that time it has expanded from 8 members to over 30. The club runs 3 teams in the Sussex Youth League in the age groups: under 14, under 16, under 18.

The under 14 Wildcats have recently played in 2 tournaments giving them first time match experience and the under 16 Mavericks are taking part in the youth league while developing their skills. The under 18 Kings is a well established team with several years playing experience and proud history to go with it!

In June the club took part in the Time Out 2000 event where basketball was played for one hour all across the country raising money for the NSPCC. More recently they took part in a 15 hour non-stop basketball marathon, from 7am - 10pm raising money for the Peanut Children's Ward at the Queen Victoria Hospital.

For more details, see their web site at www.egbasketball.freeserve.co.uk or tel: 01342 326998

KeyMS are leaders in bespoke web application development. They write web application software for client sites (intranet & world wide web). These include complete systems, web interfaces to existing or specified applications, or individual software modules to meet specific requirements.

The company's strategy is to act as a technical partner to new media companies, .com start ups, IT departments and other solutions providers either as a helping hand in overload periods, or as an outsource resource to those companies that do not possess web programming skills in-house.

For more details, see their web site at www.KeyMS.com or tel: 01342 410223 e-mail:john@KeyMS.com

Photo available upon request. Caption: Clockwise - Ross Cooney, John Wood, KeyMS Marketing Manager presenting a cheque for 600 to Rob Birchmore, East Grinstead Junior Basketball Club Coach, Lee Glouding, Seb Springall and Tom Wheelhouse at KeyMS's offices in Lewes Road, East Grinstead.

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