Roger: “A bizarre season”

Leopards’ Assistant coach Roger Malpass admits that the Big Cats’ 2018/19 was a bit bizarre: “It’s been a strange season” he said
“We built a team to compete in a Division Two campaign, in a new venue as part of a new partnership, were promoted to Division One, began the season without any imports, finished without any imports and made the playoffs….bizarre!!
“Our 0-5 start left us in a precarious position, but we stuck to our principles and turned the proverbial corner after playing some tremendous team basketball.
“Our mid–season form was second to none, and secured our position in D1 for next season, which all things considered was our ultimate aim. Anything else was a bonus.
The “core of the players did all we asked of them and they have been a pleasure to work with. My second full season with Head Coach Tom Baker has been hugely enjoyable and I thank him for the trust he places in my judgement and knowledge.
“Our club wouldn’t exist without people such as GM Dave Ryan and fellow Director Mark Wright, they give up much of their time and energy to keep Leopards alive. Alongside them there are those who step up as volunteers Tony and Lyn Shorey, Keith Tewkesbury, Kev Cooke, Lisa Wright, Alan and Martin Gee and my wife Franci Malpass.
“A word also for our sponsors Bryn Davis and Roger Davinson for their backing too. Next season brings fresh challenges, but I have good feelings it will be a positive one!!”