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October 16th 2021

City of Leeds Basketball Club have received more positive news this week as the U14's Premier team, who compete in the Junior National League, confirmed sponsorship support from Yorkshire based construction company the Moortown Group. 

The industry specialists' roots are very much in Leeds and the company, formed in 1998, was originally based in the North of the city. The company's reputation is exceptional and their presence across the sector is broad with projects in a number of domains including commercial, education, energy, healthcare, leisure, retail and residential. 

The U14's opened their season under the stewardship of new head coach Ryan Weir with a big win against Leicester Riders last week, and are looking forward to the 2021-22 campaign. Basketball, like all sports, was impacted significantly by the pandemic and the COLBC programme are working hard to provide opportunities for young people to engage with the game. 

The Moortown Group’s Directorship were impressed by the scale of the clubs outreach and impact, and were keen to assist by sponsoring one of the 12 teams that are active currently in JNL and regional competition.  

Contracts Director Craig Milner Commented:

“The Moortown Group are delighted to offer kit sponsorship to the under 14’s at the City of Leeds Basketball Club. Our business was established in North Leeds so the opportunity to bring our support to a local club comes without hesitation.

We are honoured to be supporting such a fantastic club with such comparable community values and we wish COLBC all the success for this and future seasons”.

Director of the COLBC program Matt Newby commented on the sponsorship news:

"The support from the Moortown Group is very much appreciated and will impact the young people who play in our club structure. As an organisation they are industry leaders and are very much at the top of their game. The contribution they have made to the club will help inspire this next generation of players to be at the top of theirs."

If you are interested in sponsoring a team within the City of Leeds Basketball structure, the City of Leeds Basketball Academy or support one of our community or regional projects please contact foundation@cityofleedsbasketballclub.co.uk or visit our website www.cityofleedsbasketballfoundation.com.