Lancashire Spinners basketball team have announced that TV star Alex Winters will be a special guest at their charity basketball game next month.
The event, on September 12, promises to be a great family night out with top quality elite basketball, family games and activities and chance to meet the players and our celebrity guests including Alex.
The event will be hosted by legendary basketball commentator Paul Sleem.
Winters is a presenter on BBC pre-school channel CBeebies. Known and loved by children and parents alike, his charm and charisma have seen him become one of the most popular presenters on the channel.
Originally from Cardiff in South Wales, Winters was driven to perform from a young age.
Upon graduating Winters secured supporting roles in two popular high profile BBC productions ‘Torchwood’ and ‘Doctor Who’.
In 2009 Winters landed a presenting role on CBeebies and with his warm personality and effortless charm, proved to be a perfect choice.
He has now established himself as viewer’s favourite and can be seen entertaining children and parents across the UK.
As a husband and father-of-three Winters relishes his role as children’s television presenter.
Winters regularly contributes to CBeebies radio, features in the annual CBeebies pantomime and provides the voice of Mr Pickles in CBeebies show ‘Andy’s Wild Adventures’.
Outside of television, Winters is regularly invited to host, compere and entertain at a number of high profile events.
He has hosted the star studded Butterfly Ball and is regular entertainer at a number of festival’s including Glastonbury, Edinburgh and the Lollibop Festival.
As a life-long fan of Cardiff City football club, Winters can often be found at Cardiff City Stadium supporting his local team and making guest appearances at family fun days and events.
Each year Winters enjoys taking time out of his busy schedule to appear in pantomime.
In recent years Winters has played Wishee Washee in Paul Hammond’s production of Aladdin at the Worthing Pavilion Theatre and starred as Buttons in RCT Theatres production of Cinderella, which toured three theatres in South Wales.
He recently appeared on BBC One’s Celebrity Mastermind in order to raise money for disability charity Scope.
He is also currently the Families Ambassador for Caudwell Children, a charity which helps sick and disabled children throughout the UK by providing specialist equipment, treatment and therapy as well as its annual ‘Destination Dreams’ holiday.
Meanwhile, Ang Kornecki has signed for the Spinners after taking a year out of basketball.
Ang brings with him a vast amount of experience having played for several years with Bradford Dragons and for Rossendale Raptors winning National Division Four and the play-offs in 2012.
At 6’5 Kornecki will bring the Spinners Division Four team some size and strength as well as a long range three point shooting threat.
Kornecki knows what it takes to compete at National League level and said: “I cannot wait to get back into the swing of things and compete at a high level again.
“I’m looking forward to working with coach Dan Byrne and really developing this club and new breed of players.
“We want to compete at the top of Division Four and push for promotion.”
Coach Byrne added: “This is a great signing for us, it’s going to be a pleasure to work with and coach Ang.
“He brings so much intensity to the squad along with his defensive prowess and leadership qualities to the team.”