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Matt Newby

Force boss delighted by increase in support

Leeds Force head coach Matt Newby has paid tribute to the fledgling club’s loyal fanbase for sticking with them during their first season among the basketball elite.

Daniel Evans, left

Oliver Hylands: Force’s Evans can live the dream with American basketball chance

It is every young basketball players’ dream – a scholarship to play basketball in the US.

Ricky Fetske

Force will battle on to the end says Fetske

Ricky Fetske has issued a warning to the British Basketball League that Leeds Force have no intention of letting their season fizzle out.

Lucy Bentall

Oliver Hylands Column: Leeds Force youngsters showcase their talents

With most of the Leeds Force team at the University of East London last weekend at the BUCS Final 8’s representing Leeds Beckett University, the BBL side had no scheduled games.

Leeds basketball players

Oliver Hylands: Basketball’s future looks very bright in Leeds

It seems like just yesterday that I was preparing for this first ever BBL campaign, now before I’ve even had a chance to notice, we are just seven games away from the end of the season.

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.

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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.

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