The Lady Topcats have gained promotion to Division One after a successful season being crowned Division 2 League and Playoff Champions.
The Lady Topcats last competed in the top flight basketball league in 2009/10 so it’s great for the club to back where it belongs playing at the highest level in the country. Topcats owner, Jimmy Rogers is delighted with the promotion.
“I am extremely delighted to hear the recent announcement of the Brixton Lady Topcats being admitted to the EBL Womens Division 1, for the 2014/15 season. Steve Vear is to be congratulated as Head Coach for all his truly inspiring coaching and demonstration of outstanding leadership qualities. In addition I would like to congratulate the players for all the hard work they have put in over the past 12 months.”
The Lady Topcats will be competing against teams across the entire UK going up against a pool of high quality players and coaches featuring England and Great Britain internationals. Steve Vear will be returning as Head Coach and is delighted for the club to be competing at the highest level possible.
“I’m so happy for the club which really deserves a women’s team in the top division. This is down to the players and club for all of the hard work put in this season on and off the court. I’m excited to play competitive games week in week out and test myself against some truly great coaches in Division One. It’s been a huge learning curve in my first year and I’m ready for the challenge in the top flight league.”
Jimmy Rogers added that the promotion can only help the club to attract more female participation.
“Brixton Basketball has always been committed to provision & participation for all in the community, and we hope this achievement will lead to more females engaging within the club, in the future. I look forward with great anticipation to another successful season and continued success.”
The Lady Topcats will be holding try outs for the Division One team this summer so make sure to follow us on all social media platforms to stay up to date: @brixtontopcats