Month

July 2017
29
Jul
2017

Star Guard Childress Signs

Leeds Force are delighted to announce the signing of star point guard Eric Childress for the 2017/18 BBL season. Childress joins Leeds Force after a stellar career at UC Santa Barbara in NCAA Div 1, where he averaged 9.2 points, 3.6 assists and 2.2 steals per game in his senior year.  Leeds Force CEO, Mark...
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28
Jul
2017

Deogratias In For Leeds Force

Leeds Force have signed young British forward Antonio Deogratias for the upcoming BBL season. Deogratias, a graduate of Leeds Beckett University, joins Force after a short spell with Bradford Dragons in Division One.  Force Head Coach, Mika Turunen is looking forward to developing Deogratias.  He said “Antonio is super athletic and his quickness could cause...
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27
Jul
2017

Cook Signs With Leeds Force

Leeds Force have signed guard Jordan Cook for the 2017/18 BBL season. Cook joins Leeds after a spell with CB Salt within the Spanish EBA division.  Leeds Force Head Coach, Mika Turunen, is pleased to have signed Cook.  He said “Jordan has a surprisingly high basketball IQ for such a young age and understands the...
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26
Jul
2017

Leeds Force Bring Back Mourier

Leeds Force have today announced the return of Isaac Mourier for his third season with Yorkshire BBL club. The Leeds Beckett University student will be combining his studies with playing for Leeds Force in the BBL.  Mourier is a versatile player who is as comfortable playing on the perimeter as he is mixing it up...
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25
Jul
2017

Appleyard Returns To Force

Leeds Force today announce the return of Aidan Appleyard for the forthcoming BBL season. Appleyard, who is a product of the Leeds Beckett University programme, will be returning for his third season in the purple and grey of Leeds Force. Leeds Force CEO, Mark Mills, is pleased to have Aidan back.  He said “He has...
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24
Jul
2017

Fullah Force’s First Signing

Leeds Force are delighted to announce Allie Fullah as their first signing for the 2017/18 BBL season. Fullah graduated Charleston Southern in the Big South conference, in NCAA Division One, where he averaged 4.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in just a little over 13 minutes of action per game. Leeds Force CEO, Mark...
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21
Jul
2017

Turunen Announced As Force Coach

Leeds Force are delighted to announce the signing of Mika Turunen as the club’s new Head Coach. The Finnish playcaller brings a wealth of experience with him to Leeds for the upcoming BBL season.  Turunen has coached for over 30 years in top European leagues including Russia, Finland, Luxembourg, Kosovo and Hungary.  His most recent...
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20
Jul
2017

Bartercard Sign Up With Force

Leeds Force are delighted to announce a two year sponsorship deal with Bartercard.  Bartercard are the world’s largest trading exchange designed to enable SMEs to grow their customer base and reduce their expenses. Leeds Force CEO, Mark Mills, is pleased to have Bartercard on-board saying “Bartercard are an innovative organisation that stick up for smaller,...
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19
Jul
2017

Local Derby Confirmed For Preseason

Leeds Force have confirmed a preseason game against their nearest rivals, Bradford Dragons, at 4pm on Sunday 10th September at the Carnegie Sports Arena.  This will be the first time that Leeds Force have taken on their closest neighbours in what will be an unusually highly competitive game for preseason. Bradford will be entering the...
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18
Jul
2017

Force Add Roka As Club Physio

Leeds Force are delighted to announce Effie Roka as the club’s physio for the 2017-18 BBL season. Effie is no stranger to the Carnegie Sports Arena having completed her Masters in Sports Therapy at Leeds Beckett University and having been part of the university’s highly successful women’s basketball team.  In her time at the university...
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