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Matt Newby

Force out to ruffle the Eagles’ feathers

Leeds Force face the biggest challenge in British basketball tonight when they try to clip the wings of the soaring Newcastle Eagles – and they will have to do so without their head coach on the sidelines.

Spectator involvement with Leeds Force

Basketball: Our sport must make the most of any PR opportunity – Oliver Hylands

In a particularly ugly weekend for basketball’s reputation, with two separate games turning into a fight, nobody outside the world of basketball seems to have noticed.

Leeds Force captain 
Armand Anebo.

Basketball: Back-to-back wins are the next target for Leeds Force

Leeds Force have proven they are competitive. Leeds Force have won a few games.

James McCann.

Basketball: Force have potential to take a few more scalps – Hylands

Despite the loss of influential forward Sam Attah just one week ago, Leeds added yet another top-five scalp to their tally, this time against fourth-placed Cheshire Phoenix.

James McCann of Leeds Force.

Basketball: Leeds Force set new goals after rise up the table

Leeds Force want a minimum of four more wins to reach their season’s target but are not writing off reaching the top eight and the BBL play-offs.

Ricky Fetske  of Leeds Force loses out to Taylor King of Cheshire.

Basketball: Interest rate puts extra spring in Leeds Force’s step

A week off from fixtures gives us chance to look at what the future may bring for the club and the sport in Leeds.

Oliver Hylands

Oliver Hylands: Break will give team a chance to freshen up

It doesn’t matter which sport you play, which part of the world you are from, in all sports everyone loves an underdog.

Matt Newby

Road trips will test the Force’s play-off hopes

Leeds Force head to London’s Copper Box tonight for the first of four of their next five games on the road, writes NICK WESTBY.

Branimir Mikulic of  Leeds Force takes on Tommy Freeman of Glasgow Rocks.

Basketball: Non-contact basketball is a bit of a misnomer – Hylands

Throughout my childhood, whenever basketball was mentioned by PE teachers or peers, the words “non-contact” were never far behind.

Will Hall looks to shoot for Leeds Force.

Basketball: Team ethic is key for Leeds Force says ace Hall video

Sheffielder Will Hall says he wants to get more of his team-mates involved under the basket as Leeds Force head coach Matt Newby plots a course to the top eight.

Will Hall

Oliver Hylands: Hall’s haul highlight of improved display

Despite a huge game from former Great Britain Under-20s player Will Hall, Leeds Force were unable to overcome the high-flying Cheshire Phoenix last Friday night.

Will Hall looks to shoot for Leeds Force against Cheshire. (Picture: Steve Riding).

Force’s soaring Hall rounding into form video

Former Great Britain youth prospect Will Hall says he is nearing a return to his best form after taking the fight to BBL high-fliers Cheshire Phoenix last Friday.

Will Hall of Leeds Force

Phoenix too strong for battling Force side

Leeds Force gave the world’s tallest professional basketball player a fright before eventually succumbing to the combined might of Cheshire Phoenix.

Will Hall of Leeds Force

Basketball: Force are aiming to overcome tall order video

In a season of firsts at Leeds Force, there is another ceiling for them to push through tonight – namely the size of the opponent they will face when Cheshire Phoenix come to town.

Oliver Hylands

Oliver Hylands: Force have taken giant leap for the sport in city

One small step, one giant leap. Like the famous words spoken by Neil Armstrong, Leeds Force are making their own history.

Matt Newby

Leeds Force v Manchester Giants: Newby praise for Attah

Matt Newby feels the arrival of Sam Attah has given Leeds Force a lift, as they prepare to host Manchester Giants in a key BBL Championship clash.

Ricky Fetske

Fetske has learned to empathise with refs

With a whistle at their lips and the next ticking off never far away, a referee’s life can be a difficult one.

Sheffield Sharks' Patrick Horstmann tries to get past Leeds Force. Picture: Andrew Roe

Basketball: First win sets Force on the offensive

Leeds Force go in search of revenge against Plymouth Raiders tonight fuelled by their ‘statement’ win over Sheffield Sharks last week.

LEEDS-BOUND: GB star Devon Van Oostrum. Picture by Mansoor Ahmed.

Basketball: Leeds Force swoop for GB international Van Oostrum

Leeds Force have announced the loan signing of GB international Devon Van Oostrum.

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