The London Lions, London’s top premiership basketball team, are delighted to announce Reece Parkinson, presenter of Sunday’s 1Xtra Talks on Radio 1Xtra, is to become an ambassador of the Club.

Reece Parkinson is a 24-year-old radio & online presenter and is one of the UK’s exciting talents.  As well as being a Sunday night listeners’ favourite on Radio 1Xtra, Reece is also a BBC Sports online socials presenter as part of the BBC’s new content programming for Football, NBA & NFL.  Reece is a massive fan of basketball and, having already seen several Lions games at their home arena, The Copper Box in the Olympic Park, he was the obvious choice to be invited to be an ambassador of the Club. “I’m so excited to be given this honorary role” says Parkinson.  “The Lions are currently number 1 in the premiership league and they have put top level basketball on the London map.  For anyone who has never been to a game, the atmosphere is awesome, games are high point scoring and it’s edge of your seat excitement. The players are also great role models not only on the court but also within the community – they run some fantastic projects for the vulnerable and disadvantaged under the Lions Foundation”.

Vince Macaulay, Chief Executive and Head Coach of London Lions is thrilled to welcome Reece to the Lions family “Reece is a key voice on radio and social media and has genuine enthusiasm and passion for basketball, we are proud to have him endorsing what we do.  As someone who engages naturally with his audience, Reece expertly speaks with zing and zest about sport and social issues – he will be a tremendous asset in helping us spread the love of basketball throughout London city and high light our work in the community”.

This Sunday 18th November the London Lions face Worcester Wolves in the BBL Cup Quarter Final. The game tips at 4pm (doors open 3pm) and the Lions will be presenting Reece with a signed shirt at half time.  It’s not too late to buy tickets, go to www.ticketmaster.co.uk or for more ticket information, go to the London Lions website www.thelondonlions.com