CHESHIRE Phoenix basketball team are hoping to fly high this season thanks to a new sponsorship deal.

The Ellesmere Port-based club, who begin their British Basketball League (BBL) campaign later this month, are once again being backed by Fly High Media.

The creative digital marketing agency, based in Hooton and Manchester, was founded in 2016 by former Cheshire Phoenix player Matt Pyke.

He said: "We are delighted to be sponsoring the team again this season.

"We are excited about the new season, the calibre of the Cheshire Phoenix team and at last the return to live basketball."

James Brice, general manager at Cheshire Phoenix, added: "Fly High Media have been a strong supporter of the club for a number of years.

"We are pleased that this season the company has once again increased its support and sponsorship for the club."

The team play their home games in the Cheshire Oaks Arena at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Their first home clash of the season is against North West rivals Manchester Giant on September 26, tip off at 5:30pm.