Manchester Giants is under new ownership, raising hope of much-needed investment.

In comes Jamie Edwards, a former England international who has since become a sports consultant and motivational speaker.

Out goes now-former CEO John Dwan and his sibling Michael Dwan, who is thought to have bankrolled the club but whose financial affairs have been under scrutiny since a BBC Panorama investigation into an educational trust which he oversaw.

It is understood promises of an increased budget for this season did not come to pass while plans to move into a rebuilt arena in Urmston effectively been placed on hold. BBL sources told MVP in recent weeks of fears that the franchise could be at risk unless it was sold on.

Now it has, and Edwards – who played in the BBL for the Oldham Celtics and presented basketball on TV at one point – has promised fresh impetus.

“This has been a 23 year vision and some dreams just don’t die,” he said. “I believe timing is everything in life. We have a big job to do.

“We are interested in developing people on and off the court which means working towards a culture of performance, development, really engaging with fans and the community at all levels.  Especially those who are not fans yet. This is about more than just the game.”





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