League: British Basketball League

The British Basketball League, often abbreviated to the BBL, is a men’s professional basketball league in Great Britain, the highest level of play in the country. The BBL runs two knockout competitions alongside the BBL Championship; the BBL Cup and the BBL Trophy, as well as the post-season Play-offs.

London City Royals

London City Royals is a British professional basketball team, based in the Crystal Palace area of London, England. The franchise was established in 2018 and admitted to the top-tier British Basketball League in the same year.

Leicester Riders

The Leicester Riders, is a British professional basketball team in the British Basketball League (BBL) and in 2018 represented British basketball by playing in the FIBA Europe Cup. Established in 1967, the club have played in various locations around Leicestershire before moving to their current purpose-built home venue, the Morningside Arena, in 2016.

Glasgow Rocks

The Glasgow Rocks, currently known as the Radisson Red Glasgow Rocks for sponsorship reasons, are a Scottish professional basketball team based in Glasgow, Scotland. Formerly known as the Edinburgh Rocks, and then the Scottish Rocks, the Rocks compete in the British Basketball League. Since 2012 the Rocks have played their home games at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. The team’s head coach is Darryl Wood. The Rocks’ traditional rivals are the Newcastle Eagles.

Cheshire Phoenix

The Cheshire Phoenix is a professional basketball team based in Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom. Founded in 1984, they are members of the British Basketball League and play their home games at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village. Under previous ownership, the team was known as Cheshire Jets, but due to financial difficulties the franchise was withdrawn from the League in November 2012 and was replaced by the Phoenix. From 1993 until 2015 the team was based in Chester, where they enjoyed their most success. The team’s head coach is Ben Thomas.

Bristol Flyers

The Bristol Flyers are a British professional basketball team based in the city of Bristol, England. The Flyers compete in the British Basketball League, after promotion from the English Basketball League in 2014. The team play their home games at the SGS WISE Arena. The Flyers’ head coach is Andreas Kapoulas.

Part of the Bristol Academy of Sport, the Flyers are one of the largest basketball clubs in the United Kingdom and are a four star Accredited England Basketball and Sport England Clubmark Club. In 2013, the club was acquired by millionaire businessman Stephen Lansdown and became a part of the ‘Bristol Sport Ltd’ group, alongside Bristol City F.C. and Bristol Rugby, amongst others.

London Lions

The London Lions are a British professional basketball team based in London, England. The Lions compete in the British Basketball League, the top tier championship of British Basketball. Three time Championship runners-up, the Lions are two time BBL Cup champions. The team was founded in 1977 as the Hemel Hempstead Lakers, and have been based in Hemel Hempstead, Watford and Milton Keynes. Since 2013, the team have played home games at the Copper Box Arena in Stratford, East London.

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Newcastle Eagles

Newcastle Eagles, for sponsorship purposes Esh Group Newcastle Eagles, is a British Basketball League team based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Holding the franchise for Tyne & Wear, they are the most successful team in the league’s history. Since 2010, the Eagles have played all home games at the 3,000 capacity Sport Central arena at Northumbria University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.[1]The Eagles will move into the purpose built Eagles Community Arena on the 11th January 2018 when they host the Plymouth Raiders.[2]. Their traditional arch rivals are the Glasgow Rocks, however in recent years a rivalry with the Leicester Riders has also developed.