A message from Leicester Riders Chairman, Kevin Routledge

Dear Supporters,

With the Riders 2023/24 British Basketball League season coming to a premature end last Sunday in Sheffield in the playoffs, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our fans, supporters, commercial partners, staff and volunteers for their unwavering support.

This has been a challenging season for the Riders, with the loss of a significant number of our experienced players in the last off season, and there have been more changes in personnel throughout the season than we would have ideally liked.

The British Basketball League has become ever more competitive each season and maintaining the high standards we have achieved on the court over the last decade or so becomes increasing more difficult.

In addition, our cost base, like many of your own family and business budgets, have come under increased pressure, due to the cost-of-living crisis, and, with our now large overheads, we have had to respond to the pressures and rethink how we do things.

Some of the matters at league level have been very transformational, but other aspects, as many of you know, have distracted from the many good things going on in the British Basketball League, the Club and in British basketball.

But national success has continued in other areas in our Club with our university and college teams.

We are fortunate in the strong support we have received throughout the community and are confident we can build on a stronger base for the future.

We will make the necessary changes in the off-season to make improvements wherever we can and look forward to earning your further support in the future.

Look out for further communications throughout the offseason and look forward to a reenergised Riders when we come back in the new season in September.

Yours sincerely,

Kevin Routledge