Willis Insurance & Risk Management will be the headline sponsor of the Basketball Northern Ireland League Finals’ Weekend, 21-24 March 2024. 

The four days of basketball mark the culmination of the season with girls’ and boys’ finals at U12, U14, U16 and U18 level as well as senior women’s and men’s finals. In total there will be 18 finals played across 3 venues, involving 36 teams and 432 players. 

Willis Insurance & Risk Management (Willis IRM) is an independent, family owned and run business, which has operated for over 45 years.  Willis IRM is part of WF Risk Group which has over 150 staff across the UK and Ireland.  

Along with a unique blend of experience, insight and ingenuity, Willis IRM add value to their clients by providing a wide range of other services including Wealth Management, HR Consultancy, Employee Benefits, Health & Safety Consultancy and Claims. 

Kevin Craig, Chairperson of Basketball NI commented; 

“The four days of finals marks not just the official end of the season but an opportunity to celebrate a terrific year for our sport. I’d like to thank Stephen and the team at Willis Insurance & Risk Management for their support and hope that everyone is looking forward to a bumper weekend of basketball. 

“Having received our largest ever funding award from Sport NI, Basketball is taking significant strides forward. Participation numbers are on the rise, new clubs and teams have been established. The development our ‘Team NI’ international pathway program is very encouraging, while the ‘She Got Game’ and Primary Schools Outreach ‘Basketball for Good’ initiatives are attracting more women, girls and boys into the sport and are all just part of the hugely positive story we have to tell 

Richard Willis, Director at Willis Insurance & Risk Management said;  

“We are delighted to be supporting Basketball NI in being their lead sponsor for this weekend’s League Finals. 

“Health, wellness, and teamwork are core values within our own organisation and by supporting events like this, we’re not only promoting physical activity and well-being but also reinforcing the importance of collaboration, both on and off the court. 

“We’re excited to be a part of this event and look forward to seeing the positive impact it brings to all involved. We wish all the teams best of luck.” 

Full details of the teams taking part in each final are available on www.basketballni.com  

Caption – Richard Willis, Managing Director, WF Risk Group is pictured with Niamh Mac Manus, Basketball NI Programme Coordinator, at the announcement of Willis IRM’s sponsorship of the Basketball NI League Finals’ Weekend.

There will be free entry to all Finals.   

Thursday 21st March – South Lakes Leisure Centre, Craigavon 

18.30 – U16 Girls’ Final 
20.00 – U16 A Boys’ Final 

Friday 22nd March – De La Salle College, Belfast 
18.30 – U18 B Boys’ Final 
20.15 – U18 A Boys’ Final 

Saturday 23rd March – De La Salle College Belfast 
10.00 – U14 Girls’ Final 
12.00 – U12 Girls’ Final 
14.00 – Men’s Division 2 Final 

Saturday 23rd March – Lisburn Racquets 

17.30 – U16 C Boys’ Final 
19.30 – Men’s Division 1 Final 

Sunday 24th March – Lisburn Racquets  9.30 – U12 A Boys’ Final 
10.00 – U12 B Boys’ Final 
11.30 – U14 B Boys’ Final 
12.00 – Women’s Senior Final 
13.30 – U14 C Boys’ Final 
14.00 – U14 A Boys’ Final 
15.30 – U16 B Boys’ Final 
16.00 – U18 Girls’ Final 

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