Fans 2I would like to welcome you to Leeds Force. We are one of the premier basketball clubs competing in the UK’s top league, the British Basketball League (BBL).

The club was founded in 2014 by myself, Mark Mills, and Matt Newby.  We play our home games on the Headingley Campus of Leeds Beckett University.

We pride ourselves on approaching the game the right way. For us that is with integrity, honesty, pride and passion. We aim to create an exciting, entertaining and safe environment that is inclusive for all.

I also think it is important for you to know a bit more about the people behind the scenes that make this club work.

Our Director of Basketball is Matt Newby and you will struggle to find someone who has given more to basketball in this country. He lives, breathes and preaches basketball. He leads our club in everything that takes place on the hardwood.

Our Sponsorship Director is Scott Carter. Scott is a local businessman who is a highly driven and an enthusiastic individual. He brings with him the attitude that no challenge is too big to overcome. Although Scott’s remit is clearly focused on developing the commercial operations of the club he has pushed and challenged the board at every opportunity.

Completing the board is Olanre Abudiore.  As Gamenight Director Olanre is charged with developing the best gamenight in the country. This role encompasses everything that happens on a gamenight outside the 40 minutes of play. This includes ticketing, concessions, entertainment and maintaining customer satisfaction levels. Olanre is a energetic individual that is always looking to improve what the club is doing and sees a bright future for the club.

As for myself I am the Chief Executive of the club and I am charged with making sure that I guide the club to bigger and better things. I fell in love with basketball aged just 5 years old and I want more than anything to pass that on to another generation. I believe basketball truly is an amazing sport that can do so many positive things for so many different people.

We have big plans for this club, but every decision is made with you, the fans, in mind. This club will grow into one of the biggest and most successful in the UK, one that the fans, can be truly proud to support.

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I hope you enjoy supporting Leeds Force and always remember together #WeAreForce.

Mark Mills