Mark Clark, Head Coach of BA London Lions, is delighted to announce the re-signing of Lavinia Da Silva and Kristie Velasquez. He said “The pair will lead a Lions roster that will see a number of additions to the Club as we look to get back into WBBL play offs and build on the huge potential that the WBBL franchise has in London”.

Both women are delighted to be playing for another season with the BA Lions team. Kristie said “I’m really happy to be back with the Lions for a second year, the clubs ambition and the players we’ve got coming in will make for a really exciting season!”

Tickets to the thrilling WBBL opening weekend to the sixth season of the Women’s British Basketball League are now on sale.

Every WBBL club will take to the floor at the University of Essex across three days, Friday 27 – Sunday 29 Sept, in what promises to be a fantastic and must-see event for fans.

Across the three days, all 12 games of the WBBL Trophy Group Stages will take place with four fabulous games taking place on each day.

Tipping off the action will be BA London Lions taking on Nottingham Wildcats on Friday at 1pm, and closing the weekend festivities will be Sheffield Hatters against Essex Rebels.

For full details of WBBL opening weekend go to