There’s been a couple of revisions, but Leopards have completed their fixture list for September with plenty of action of at both the Brentwood Centre and Harlow Leisure Zone.
Robert Youngblood and his team make their debut in Harlow on Sunday September 14when they host a Philippines Select team, tip-off 3.15pm.
Season tickets are valid for the games, with admission on the day at the specially reduced prices of Adults £4, Child £2, Family (2A, 2C) £9.50, Family (3A, 2C) £11.
Five days later, on Friday September 19, The Battle of the Big Cats will return to the Brentwood Centre when Leopards host London Lions.
The Lions marked their first season at the Copper Box last season by finishing seventh in the BBL Championship. The original Leopards were regular opponents of the Lions, while the new Big Cats have had several pre-season and BBL Trophy match-ups against them, including a close game last year.
The east London basketball academy side play in Division Three South and boast some of the top young talent in the country, and were partners with the Leopards when we won the treble in 2012.
When the sides met at Southend in the second round of last season’s competition and a strong second half paved the way for a 72-45 win for the Big Cats who went on to reach the semi-finals.
Leopards won the competition in 2012 and 2006, while Robert Youngblood lifted the Cup for the original Big Cats in 1997 and they were runners-up in 1999 and 2001They are also in action at Brentwood on Sunday September 21 when Barking Abbey are the visitors in the National Cup first round, tip-off 4pm.
Leopards wrap up the month on Saturday September 27 with a day of basketball at the Brentwood Centre, starting at 2pm when we will face a team made up of American air force players from Lakenheath. The American were one of Leopards’ first opponents back in 2004 when we played them in a pre-season tournament, and Robert Youngblood’s team can expect a tough game.
At 4pm there will be a special coaching clinic for young players with members of the Big Cats first team – more details to follow.
Then at 6pm Leopards return to action on the court to face Dagenham Dragons in a second friendly game as the Big Cats prepare for the Division One season.
Season tickets are valid for the games, with admission on the day at the specially reduced prices of
Family (2A, 2C) £12
Family (3A, 2C £14.
September’s fixture list:
Sunday September 14, 3.15pm v’s Philippines Select –Harlow Leisure Zone
Friday September 19, 8pm v’s London Lions – Brentwood Centre
Sunday September 21, 4pm v’s Barking Abbey – Brentwood Centre – National Cup
Saturday September 27, 2pm v’s Lakenheath & 6pm v’s Dagenham Dragons – Brentwood Centre.
Details of Leopards’ season tickets can be found by clicking here: http://www.leopardsbasketball.co.uk/get-you-leopards-season-ticket/