How many basketball players can you fit into a minibus?
We’re about to find out when Hemel Storm Basketball help Arriva launch a fleet of nine new minibuses to be used on town routes.
The new vehicles, which will be more fuel efficient and quieter on routes around residential streets and the town centre, come into service on November 6.
An Arriva partnership with Hemel Storm will see one of the buses carry the club’s branding and it will be used to take the team to away games around the country.
Before the next home game on 12th November, the whole Storm first team squad plus juniors will be attempting to see just how many players can be squeezed onto their newly branded minibus.
Hemel Storm Chairman Tony Humphrey said: "We are very proud to be a part of the launch of Arriva's fantastic new fleet of minibuses. The players can't wait to travel in the ‘Stormbus’ as we represent our town across the country.
“Everyone at Storm would like to thank the management team of Arriva for what is an incredible level of support for our community basketball programme. I believe this is a great partnership and the feedback from Storm players and our growing fan base already suggests that it is going to be a lot of fun."
Glen Shuttleworth, Area Managing Director of for Arriva, said: “The new buses are a great addition to our local fleet, and we’re excited that Hemel Storm will be travelling the country on our specially branded vehicle.
“We have invested significantly across the region to enhance our fleet and services for our customers and the launch of the nine new buses for Hemel is just the latest stage of that programme.”
For details of Arriva services, visit www.arrivabus.co.uk/hemel-hempstead-watford or download the free Arriva Bus App.
DON'T FORGET - Storm are next at Sportspace on Sunday November 12th against Worthing Thunder, tip-off at 5pm in a National League Division One clash.
Tickets and info at: www.stormbasketball.net