Germani Brescia unveils its ambitions to fans

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The mayor also attended the presentation of Germani Brescia

Passion, sense of belonging, pride: these are the key words of the important day experienced by the new Germani Brescia, which in the setting of the Vanvitellian Hall of Palazzo della Loggia, always fascinating, presented itself to the institutions and the city. Ready to play in the top Italian championship for the seventh consecutive year and to compete in the EuroCup for the fourth time in its history, Germani was greeted by the mayor of Brescia, Emilio Del Bono, who spoke together with Mauro Ferrari, CEO of Germani Spa, and coach Alessandro Magro. Present in the room were all the players, managers, members of the technical staff and offices of Pallacanestro Brescia, who have been working for weeks to allow the Biancoblu fans to experience another exciting season.

“I am happy that you have once again chosen the Loggia as a symbolic place in which to present the team – the greeting of the mayor of Brescia, Emilio Del Bono -. The bond between the team and the city is strong and it is the one that allowed the birth of the PalaLeonessa A2A, where this summer we hosted the National Team and where we will soon host the Italian Supercup. The fact of having a team in the top league for Brescia is very important, because, beyond sports goals, for a city like ours that loves basketball it is fundamental to be able to enjoy the championship of the highest level.”

“Last year the team had a beautiful championship of which we are all proud: within the team and the society there was a beautiful chemistry, a great energy, which was transmitted to the public and the city,” the first citizen of Brescia concludes. “And I am convinced that the happiness of a city also passes through sport, which allows to achieve important collective goals. For this reason, in greeting the team and offering them my best of luck, I believe the work you do on the boys and girls is very important: sport is also made up of orienting the boys to sports discipline. I am convinced that this year the PalaLeonessa will be full and, also for this reason, I want to convey on behalf of the city the pride of having such a solid team and such a positive atmosphere around it.”

“First of all, I want to thank Mayor Del Bono, because it is a real honor for us to be able to be here,” the thought of Mauro Ferrari, CEO of Germani Spa. “My thanks also go to Graziella Bragaglio and Matteo Bonetti, because let’s not forget that without them there would be no society, no team and no palasport. This will not be an easy year, keeping the team in the top division will be our first and most important goal. We will work with humility, with the group of players who were here even last season and with the new ones, who were chosen first as men and then as athletes. We will try to do well, knowing that we represent the colors of our city not only in Italy, but also in Europe.”

“Today Pallacanestro Brescia is a fully organized company,” Ferrari continues, “we have a group of 35 people working every day for the first team and the Youth Sector. We have activated procedures so that our athletes can work without problems, and we are surrounded by the affection and attention of our sponsors and our season ticket holders, who to date number more than 1,500. I have great confidence in this nucleus of people and in the work they will be able to do during the season, including around Europe: it is through these competitions that Pallacanestro Brescia allows them to grow and become men, forming all those who are part of the team.”

“The closeness between the team and the institutions of the city can be felt and it makes a huge difference – the words of Germani Brescia coach Alessandro Magro – If I had to describe in a few words the season ahead of us, I would say it is one of confirmation: we are proud of what we did last year and we are happy to have confirmed the hard core of the roster. Once again, we chose people before players and we have rekindled a huge enthusiasm around the team, getting back to filling the arena. When I think about the end-of-year party that crowned the season, I realize that we have conveyed so much to the community around us. We must continue not to lose the human values: together we can do important things, starting with the quality of work and transmitting to the newcomers the enormous involvement of the whole city of Brescia.”

“It would be belittling to think that we must necessarily win something,” Magro concludes: my dream is for Brescia to become a brand at the international level. Which doesn’t necessarily mean winning titles, but making sure that in Italy and Europe in the medium term we can be recognized for the organization and quality of work inside and outside the gym. If we can do this, the trophies will rise accordingly. In the meantime, the desire to compete will always be constant and we will fight every day: be humble and work, that’s what I’ve learned in the years I’ve been living in the city of Brescia.”

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