The success of the GMB Nottingham Panthers in winning the Continental Cup and becoming the first ever UK team to lift a European title was celebrated by the City of Nottingham at a big open air event in the Old Market Square on Tuesday evening (February 7th).
Panthers were the lowest ranked team at the Super Final in Italy where they had a clean sweep of victories beating the hosts, Ritten, Odense from Denmark and Atyrau from Kazakhstan.
Panthers had qualified for the Continental Cup by winning last season’s play-offs in Nottingham at the arena. Their European adventure was played entirely on the road in Spain, Denmark and Italy.
Tuesday’s event saw a stage presentation show with special effects on a specially built stage in front of the Council House in the Old Market Square. The players and the coaches were there along with the Continental Cup trophy.