Canterbury Rams Principal Sponsor

Principal Sponsor Of The Canterbury Rams

Espresso Carwash are proud to be the principal sponsor of the Canterbury Rams Basketball team for the 2018 season. The iconic Canterbury Rams are making a return to the Bartercard National Basketball League (NBL) in April 2014. This ends a three-year hiatus from top level men’s basketball in the region for the Canterbury basketball community following the earthquakes. The Canterbury Rams have a proud tradition as a foundation member of the league in 1982, winning four championships in the late 1980s and early 90s, and making eight finals, before the team disbanded following the 2008 season.  The Christchurch Cougars, backed by Andrew and Amy Gardiner, stepped into the fold for the 2009 and 2010 season making the semi-finals in the first year, but since the earthquakes the NBL has had no red and black representation.

The Canterbury Rams is an iconic brand that brings with it great memories for the Canterbury basketball and wider sporting community. The Rams name has kindly being made available by Leslie Watson, wife of former Rams owner and coach John Watson who passed away suddenly in 2012.  The revival of the Canterbury Rams will grow this iconic brand further and continue to be a legacy to the Watson family name and all those others who contributed to the success of the teams in the past.

The Canterbury Rams have been revived by a group of basketball enthusiasts with a combination of business and basketball acumen and experience who are committed to establishing a long-term and successful Canterbury Rams franchise that plays a significant role in increasing the numbers participating in community basketball, provides an aspirational development pathway for our talented Canterbury youngsters and contributes to community re-development in Christchurch.

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