The Kings and Flames have announced our latest signing.
New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet, a handy 193cm player, has agreed to become the Number One ticket holder of the Brydens Lawyers Sydney Kings.
He will be allocated an honorary #46 Jersey (the 46th Premier of NSW).
“I’m thrilled to have finally been recruited by the Sydney Kings, sadly my schedule means I will be unavailable for a playing role but I’m proud to be Number One ticket holder,” Mr Perrottet said.
“My entire family has a great passion for basketball and are huge Kings and Flames fans. I feel both teams are on the verge of terrific seasons.
“Best of luck to all the players. I hope my support can help in some way.”
Premier Perrottet‘s support extends to the WNBL and the Brydens Sydney Uni Flames where, as Number One Ticket Holder, he will be assisted by three of his daughters.
Charlotte, Amelia and Annabelle are all big basketball fans and will wear numbers 1, 2 and 3 respectively.
Sydney Kings and Flames owner and Chairman Paul Smith said it was an honour for the club to have the support of the Premier.
“To have the Premier show his support for professional men’s and women’s basketball in Sydney in such a meaningful way is something we are very proud of,” Smith said.
“Sydney is rallying around our ‘Two Teams, One Club’ philosophy and the ability to support both men’s and women’s basketball.”
Basketball continues to grow in popularity in Sydney. The demand for court time far outstrips supply and driveways all over Sydney have become the workout courts for thousands of young Sydneysiders.
Head Coach of The Sydney Kings Chase Buford senses that number 46 has some potential.
“We’ve reviewed a lot of tape and his efforts against the Hornsby Spiders. I see a lot of upside in The Premier as he continues in his rookie year,” Buford said
The Sydney Kings and the Sydney Flames begin their 2021-22 season campaigns on December 5 with a blockbuster double header.
The Kings will take on defending champions Melbourne United and The Flames will face off against top ranked Canberra Capitals.