These Giants are for Real!

I enjoyed a lovely evening as the guest of Opsium at the Manchester Giants Game.  It was my first experience of attending a basketball game, I really didn’t know what to expect however I was certain to ditch my stilettos and suit for my comfy jeans and trainers!

The Manchester Giants have a new home at the Lucozade Powerleague Trafford Soccerdome and I had been lucky enough to experience the new VIP Hospitality area at the pre season game of Manchester Giants Vs USA Select.

After some delicious nibbles and networking, the game got underway to rapturous applause, music and thunderous stamping.

MCR Giants warm up                                         MCR Giants 2


The tallest player for Manchester Giants was an incredible 7ft 1ins – a massive two feet taller than me even with my three inch stilettos!

Whilst the game was in full swing,  it got me thinking about the mammoth task of putting an event together and the different types of job roles required.  We were signed in by  Receptionists, ushered by Stewards, kept safe by Security, offered Hospitality and the list goes on.

In addition to the Giants playing great basketball they have on going commitment to develop initiatives offering Coaching skills to local communities.

MCR Giants 1                                               USA Select Basketball Players

We’re hoping through Savvy Guest we can bring some opportunities to have a chat with real Giants and staff about careers in sport, fitness and coaching.

Back to the game – with a few seconds remaining and four attempts of a final goal, the Giants lost by one point!







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