Gloucester City co-chairman Alex Petheram has become joint-owner of the Gloucester City Knights basketball team.

His plans include the creation of an arena alongside the football club’s Meadow Park stadium which will be able to host a range of events.

With Gloucester City topping the National League North so far this season, Petheram aims to help the Knights ultimately make it to the top tier of British basketball (the British Basketball League).

Speaking to Gloucestershire Live, he said: “The plan will be to have plenty of synergy between the football and basketball clubs and there is a lot of good we can do for the community, especially with a lot of kids needing to be exercising and participating in sport again after this lockdown.”

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