Roma, 5 June 2021 – In the exact place and on the anniversary day of the first game in its history, played on June 5, 1932 at the Rome Gymnastics, the new one was presented today Lazio Basketball Atg 1932, a new city basketball reality born on the ashes of the old historical society.
This is a completely new project, strongly desired by Enrico Gilardi, who made his debut with the Lazio shirt in 1975 at the age of 18. The former flag is one of the founding members together with Luigi Capasso, Giampaolo Bocci and Simone Ascoli. The technical choice will be to focus strongly on young Romans and the region to try to give them the opportunity to train and make a leap towards basketball that counts by wearing the team colors.
Gilardi: “Retracing the same path”
At the ceremony, Gilardi himself took the floor: “This project – he said – wants to follow the path that I and many of my teammates made. We were very young when the then Basket Roma merged into Lazio. Giancarlo Asteo trained us. I a 18 years I made my debut in A2 and with me many teammates who then were also part of the group that conquered the A. Let’s start from the bottom but look up, ”he said.
The project is ambitious: alongside the first team, who will play in Serie C disputing the partstand housewives at Pala Reny, will also rotate a formation under 19, one under 15, the little ones of the minibasket and soon also a women’s team.
Petrucci: “Exciting, but there is a problem with buildings in Rome”
Also present at the inauguration Gianni Petrucci, president of the Fip – the Federation IItalian Basketball: “An exciting project, which sees the presence of Gilardi as an absolute guarantee of seriousness. You will have to But clash – added the president of Federbasket – with the lack of facilities which is bad chronic of the city. It is a shame that Rome does not have, with the exception of PalaEur, a building that hosts its teams ”.
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