Charnwood College Riders begin their L Lynch Trophy campaign by hosting NBL D1 side Leicester Warriors on Saturday 18th September with a 3pm tip off.
The last time these two sides met was in the same competition where Riders came away with a comfortable 83-67 win. Riders have some exciting players that will be looking to have a positive impact on the game, Dan Hadley, Ceejay Hanson, Chris Yapo and first year Oscar Curran to name a few. Pre-season preparations for the Riders saw them defeat Edinburgh City Kings with a 91-69 victory.
Leicester Warriors an experienced D1 side will certainly be looking to get revenge on the young Riders team. Warriors finished 12th place last season in D1 will once again be coached by Karl Brown who will be hoping to build on from last season.
Head Coach Will Maynard commented “Really exciting times to have the opportunity to compete in the Lynch Trophy again this year. We have a new and young group and it’s going to be a positive challenge for us. The next three games will be great preparation for our campaign in Division 2 this year.”
Charnwood College Riders will also face Nottingham Hoods and Loughborough Riders in the group stages of the L Lynch Trophy.