The London Lions premiership basketball team have claimed their first piece of silverware of the season, the BBL Cup, defeating the Radisson Red Glasgow Rocks in front of 9,000 fans at yesterday’s final at the Arena Birmingham.
The Lions, based at the Copper Box Arena, having built on a good season last year, currently sit at the top of the BBL Championship and are ecstatic to deliver a Trophy to the Capital. Lions’ Forward, Brandon Peel, was voted Most Valuable Player in the 68-54 triumph.
Lions owner and Head Coach, Vince Macaulay said “This is a great achievement for the Club and for London. Thanks to our partners at Greenwich Leisure, the Legacy Development Corporation, University of East London and many more, we have grown basketball in the community and made sure our engagement has been positive and inspiring. Our team shows to our youngsters that having an impact both locally and nationally is very attainable, it’s a passion we preach as we seek to have the best year so far at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Park.”
The London Lions provide a towering pathway for the development of basketball from under 10’s right through to University scholarships. Partnerships with the Lions are encouraged from both commercial and community enterprises.
The London Lions next home game is this Saturday 2nd February 7.30pm – it’s a Quarter Final Trophy match against Cheshire Phoenix, tickets are available through www.ticketmaster.co.uk.