Force Pay Respect to Brian Manning

Brian's Passing

Leeds Force have been saddened by the passing of Esh Group CEO, Brian Manning, on Friday. He had been a supporter of basketball both in Leeds and Newcastle for many years and made a huge impact on anyone that met him. Leeds Force CEO, Mark Mills, said “The passing of Brian is the saddest moment in the history of Leeds Force. Without the vision of Brian and his understanding of the power that basketball has Leeds Force wouldn’t be here. Brian’s approach to business was refreshing as he was collaborative, positive and engaging. His enthusiasm for basketball was apparent every … Continue reading →

All-Stars Championship

All-Star Championship

Exclusive Leeds Force pre-sale from 9am Monday The British Basketball All-Stars Championship has launched! This exciting new event will take place at The O2, London on Sunday, September 24 and Leeds Force fans have an exclusive opportunity to book their tickets before they go on general sale! Showcasing the best of British basketball talent on a grand stage at The O2 in front of the live Sky Sports cameras, the British Basketball All-Stars Championship introduces a new, entertaining format with a record-breaking £100,000 prize fund. BBL Teams will take to the court in shorter-timed matches and other exciting innovations. Tickets go on … Continue reading →

2017/18 Season Tickets Launch

20-11 Eagles Review

Leeds Force are excited to announce the launch of season ticket sales for the 2017/18 season.  Buying a season ticket come with several benefits: Same Seat, Every Game – Guaranteed You will pick one of the best seats in the house and that will be yours for the entire season.  Make sure you get the best views for every second of Force BBL action. Hate Queues, Season Tickets Are For You Buying a season ticket will enable you to skip the ticket queues on gameday by using the express lane at the ticket desk. Help The Club Build For The … Continue reading →

Awards Evening

Awards Evening

After another exciting Leeds Force season the time has come to celebrate together as the Force family. This year’s festivities will take place on Saturday 29th April at the Headingley Stadium (LS6 3BR) in their impressive Executive Suite which has views over the Headingley Cricket Ground. With tip off scheduled for 7pm you are in for an exciting evening which will see the following prizes awarded: – Esh Group Most Valuable Player – Player’s Player of the Year – Fans Club Player of the Year presented by The EnForcers – Most Improved Player of the Year – Community Player of … Continue reading →

Raiders Put The Sword By Force

14-10 Leicester Preview

Leeds Force ran out easy winners against the Plymouth Raiders in front of their own fans wining 99-69 at the Carnegie Sports Arena. Both teams came into the game on the back of heavy losses on Friday night but it was the Force who were able to recover better and faster. Coach Matt Newby. Rob Sandoval – along with five other team-mates – scored double-figure points but it was the American who top scored with 22 points. Leeds started the first quarter the quicker of the two as they raced into a 12-3 lead thanks to some aggressive basketball. It … Continue reading →

Force Blown Away By Wolves

14-10 Leicester Review

Leeds Force suffered a heavy defeat away to the Worcester Wolves going down 112- 62 in a difficult night on the road. Leeds Force suffered a heavy defeat away to the Worcester Wolves going down 112- 62 in a difficult night on the road. Leeds had no response to the Wolves’ strength and power to the rim as they lost by a margin of 50 points. Only Rob Sandoval and Rob Marsden managed to put up double-figure points for Leeds, while seven players did so for the Wolves. The Force were hit hard by the Wolves early in the first … Continue reading →

Esh Group Extend Force Sponsorship

Glasgow Review 9-10

Esh Group has signed a two-year partnership with professional basketball team, Leeds Force. The deal will see the company retain its position as shirt sponsor and undertake a range of joint community programmes. Mark Mills, Leeds Force chief executive, said: “As we continue to improve our position in the league it is great to know we have the backing of a great company like Esh Group. “The partnership goes beyond a simple sponsorship deal and sees both teams working together on making a difference in the community.“ Esh Group is also the current title partner of the most successful franchise … Continue reading →

Force Take Sharks To The Wire

3-10 Phoenix Review

Leeds Force narrowly lost their Yorkshire derby with Sheffield Sharks 58-62 in a thrilling contest. Sharks looked to have had the game wrapped up but Force made it a very nervy final few minutes. Sheffield did start the quicker as Anthony Wroblicky and Colin Sing got them in front. A basket from Rob Marsden couldn’t stem the flow as the Sharks went on a 9-2 run. But Marsden helped level the game. His reverse pass to Eddie Matthew set the Geordie away for an easy layup. Marsden was then on hand in the key to level. Jack Isenbarger popped up … Continue reading →

Yorkshire Basketball Showcase

14-10 Leicester Preview

Leeds Force are looking to be the pride of Yorkshire this weekend when they take on the Sheffield Sharks at the Carnegie Sports Arena, tomorrow (4pm start). A lot rides on the game as the two Yorkshire sides come head to head for the final time this season with the series tied at 1-1. Armand Anebo. Force coach Matt Newby is looking forward to the game as a way to showcase the standard of basketball in this part of the country. He said: “There are two very good teams matching up on Sunday and it will be good to show … Continue reading →

Eagles Too Strong for Brave Force

25-11 Worcester Review

Leeds Force couldn’t replicate the same performance that saw them beat the Newcastle Eagles a fortnight ago as the Eagles got their revenge winning 90-65 on Tyneside tonight. Leeds set the pace early on the last time these two sides met which set the tone for their win. This time it was the Eagles that set the early pace in the game. Having raced into a 7-2 lead they set the tempo for the game as took control early in the game, only Armand Anebo’s basket stemmed the flow of Newcastle’s early dominance. Rob Marsden tried to get his team … Continue reading →