Earlier this month Leicester Riders confirmed they would take part in European competition in the form of the Champions League Qualification rounds again this season.
Managing Director Russell Levenston explains the decision to enter Europe in the Champions League competition this term.
“Our ambitions are to be competing at the top-level of Europe and believe champions league is the right competition for our club. We assessed the merits of us joining the FIBA Europe Cup if we don’t qualify but decided that wasn’t right for us.”
“Each competition comes with its own financial and logistical pressures, and believe the commercial level of the Champions League is the correct one for us.”
“We have to build the foundations, it’s a learning process for us. Our aim is to be competing on the European stage each season, but it’s pivotal that this is done within our means and in a measured and sustainable way to build on our successes.”
“I’d like to thank our sponsors for continuing to support us – particularly Jelson Homes, Morningside, Lumbers Jewellers and Hilton Hotels & Resorts.”
“We are all looking forward to the game against CSO Voluntari, they had great domestic success last season and it will prove a test for us.”