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London Lions and the WBBL team of Barking Abbey Crusaders have joined forces to form BA London Lions.

The partnership between the two organisations sees the leading Academies women’s team play as part of London Lions Basketball whilst the whole Barking Abbey Academy provides the elite development for both men’s and women’s programmes.

Lions Chief Executive, Vince Macaulay said: “Providing a complete pathway for basketball has always been our aim – working closely with partners in London to reduce duplication, whilst capitalising on best practices. Barking Abbey have been at the forefront of basketball development for many a long year and I am excited we have been able to bring things together.”

Mark Clark, Barking Abbey Director said: “The potential for Lions is huge. Our partnership will give Lions the opportunity to become a major club on a European scale. The aspirations of Lions to compete in Europe and to become the number one club in British Basketball and the need to develop British players to raise the level of the game in the UK are complimentary”.

BA London Lions women will play home games at the Copper Box Arena prior to the men’s BBL team as often as possible (tickets on game day include men’s game too!)  and the programme will offer female athletes an opportunity to be part of the Lions basketball club.

2019-20 FIXTURES

27th Sept Friday 1.00pm WBBL TRO Barking Abbey vs Nottingham Essex Uni      Loss    53-70
29th Sept Sunday 4.00pm WBBL TRO Barking Abbey vs Manchester Essex Uni      Loss    49-67
5th Oct Saturday 5.45pm WBBL CUP Oaklands vs Barking Abbey Oaklands     Loss    67-68
12th Oct Saturday 4.00pm WBBL Barking Abbey vs Newcastle Barking Abbey    Postponed
19th Oct Saturday 3.00pm WBBL Durham vs Barking Abbey Barking Abbey       Loss    49-83
27th Oct Sunday 1.30pm WBBL Sevenoaks vs Barking Abbey Sevenoaks School       Loss    47-65
23rd Nov Saturday 2.00pm WBBL Barking Abbey vs Oaklands Barking Abbey       Loss   73-75
30th Nov Saturday 4.00pm WBBL Manchester vs Barking Abbey National Performance Centre       Loss   38-72
8th Dec Saturday TBC WBBL CUP Quarter Finals vs Essex Rebels Copper Box       Loss   57-91
15th Dec Sunday 2.30pm WBBL Cardiff vs Barking Abbey Cardiff Met       Loss   64-75
21st Dec Saturday 4.00pm WBBL Sheffield vs Barking Abbey All Saints School       Loss   61-75
22nd Dec Sunday 2.00pm WBBL Barking Abbey vs Leicester Copper Box       Loss   54-83
4th Jan Saturday 5.30pm WBBL Nottingham vs Barking Abbey Wildcats Arena        Loss    47-65
11th Jan Saturday 1.00pm WBBL Barking Abbey vs Caledonia Barking Abbey        Loss    49-57
18th Jan Saturday 2.00pm WBBL Barking Abbey vs Essex Rebels Barking Abbey        Loss     54-79
26th Jan Sunday TBC WBBL Cup Final vs Birmingham
16th Feb Sunday 4.00pm WBBL Newcastle vs Barking Abbey Newcastle Arena        Loss    64-49
22nd Feb Sunday 2.00pm WBBL Leicester vs Barking Abbey Riders Arena        Loss     47-54
1st Mar Sunday 2.00pm WBBL Barking Abbey vs Sevenoaks Barking Abbey        Loss     41-70
7th Mar Saturday 3.45pm WBBL Oaklands vs Barking Abbey Oaklands
15th Mar Sunday TBC WBBL TRO Final vs Glasgow
21st Mar Saturday 4.30pm WBBL Barking Abbey vs Manchester Copperbox
29th Mar Sunday 1.00pm WBBL Barking Abbey vs sheffield Copperbox
4th Apr Saturday 4.30pm WBBL Barking Abbey vs nottingham Copperbox
12th Apr Sunday 1.00pm WBBL Caledonia vs Barking Abbey Scotland
18th Apr Saturday 4.00pm WBBL Barking Abbey vs Cardiff Barking Abbey