The London Lions continue to be the most commercially progressive team in the British Basketball League.
With naming rights and many other opportunities, you too could have your name associated with the 2008 BBL Cup Champions.
The London Lions are the largest basketball club in the country. We are the first South London side to compete in the British Basketball League since the London Towers withdrew in 2006. We are London’s only professional premier league team. Our team formerly known as the Milton Keynes Lions are playing our home fixtures at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre for the 2012-13 season before moving to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s 6,000 seat Copperbox Arena the following year. Our partnership with Sky Sports puts us at the forefront of basketball in this country.
Be part of an Olympic Legacy
The London 2012 Olympics were a rousing success. London 2012 has now left behind a fantastic legacy for Great Britain. We are so proud to have been given the opportunity to be part of this legacy.
The London Legacy Committee got in contact with us asking about our interest in the Copperbox Arena once the Olympic Village re-opened. It is a brilliant opportunity, so it was a move we could not turn down.
Daniel Moylan, Chairman, London Legacy Development Corporation said:
"Basketball has been one of the most popular sports of the 2012 Games and we are delighted that our operating partner GLL is bringing the Lions to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The Copper Box will host at least 21 basketball games per year as well as offering a wide range of sporting opportunities for the public to use on a daily basis."
Our move to London has allowed our franchise to partner with both GLL (Greenwich Leisure Ltd) and Reach & Teach Sports Network (R&T), with both partners playing an integral part in the development of a community orientated franchise.
GLL Director Peter Bundey has said:
"There is already a growing debate around legacy from the Games and this is the first of many tangible initiatives that we are working on under our 'GLL Inspired' Legacy programme. We believe that this partnership will become the most exciting legacy catalyst for Basketball in London, with unrivalled community engagement working alongside a premium BBL club. This will be a structure that is also capable of bringing a much needed development pathway to support other basketball clubs within the Capital. It is therefore fitting that the London Lions will be playing their matches from 2013 in London's newest and most exciting sporting arena".
Your involvement in the London Lions Olympic Legacy
We are looking for partners who would like to help us prepare for our move to the Olympic Copperbox before the Queen opens it next summer 2013.
With your help we can use basketball as a platform from which to encourage social, academic, physical and vocational development for young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. The opportunities our programmes offer can make a real and positive difference to individuals and their neighbourhoods, changing lives for the better.
Whether you are interested in sponsorship or helping children, young people or injured service personnel through our many partnerships-we can help you deliver this and make a difference.
The ball's in your court.....
London is one of the UK’s fastest growing cities and basketball is London’s fastest moving and fastest growing game!
To see how your organisation can benefit from association with the BBL - the premier League of UK basketball - and the London Lions, contact Lolly Marlborough, Marketing Director.
Call: 07825567644 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org