It’s a step back in time for the Leopards next season as they return to playing some home games in Hertfordshire – at Oaklands College and for the first time since 2009, they will also go back to the name they used following their (re)formation in 2004.
So welcome back Essex & Herts Leopards.
When a group of fans from the original Leopards got together to bring their club back to life in 2004 they adopted the name as they were splitting their home games between the Brentwood Centre and Wodson Park, Ware.
The old Leopards had spent nine years in the BBL winning the league twice and the National Cup once before closing down in 2003, and the new club picked up where the old one left off by lifting the Cup again December 2005 under the name of Essex & Herts Leopards.
Subsequent seasons saw the club play as London Leopards and Essex Leopards, but with the Big Cats returning to Herts as part of an exciting partnership it’s a logical move to return to their original name. T
The club will shortly release their new logo as well as announcing some exciting new partnerships that they hope will help them challenge for trophies at their two homes in Brentwood and Oaklands.