Ragusa bids farewell to Serie A-1 women’s basketball

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“The Passalacqua Ragusa restarts in Serie A-2. The iblean company has officially renounced the A-1 title after eleven years of participation in the top female basketball championship. It is a renunciation that penalizes the sporting movement in Ibla and dampens the enthusiasm of fans. The news was in the air after the conclusion of the playoff championship in which Ragusa exited with their heads held high in the semifinals in the third game with Schio. President Davide Passalacqua, who took over from his older brother Gianstefano in 2017, reluctantly had to acknowledge that the efforts supported by the family company were no longer compatible and bowed to the harsh reality of the balance sheet.
For Passalacqua, however, it is only a step back because the company will be present at the start of A-2 with a team made up of many promising young players who have already demonstrated their value in the past season. ‘The commitment of the Passalacqua family, both in terms of the first team and in the youth sector, does not stop – assures the president. We will present the future plans to the city once we have certainty about the championship we will play no later than the first half of July. I thank the entire team of the past season, in addition to course to coach Lino Lardo for his dedication.”
In its eleven years in A-1, Ragusa has won two Italian Cups, has always been in the top part of the standings, playing in the playoff championship, and has narrowly missed the tricolor in at least two seasons, bowing only to Schio. The national basketball movement loses a reference point and Sicily will no longer be represented in the top division. Campobasso will be the southernmost A-1 company. On social media, Ragusa fans have received the renunciation with regret but also with understanding, and have not failed to thank the Passalacqua family for ensuring a qualified presence in the top division over the years.”

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