The Leicester Riders are proud to announce that Michael Kapur Esq OBE, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, has agreed to become the Patron of the Club.
The Riders are the oldest Club operating at the top flight in the UK, and the most successful men’s basketball club in the last six years in the UK, and represented British club basketball in European Club competitions this season, the first British Club to do so in over a decade.
They also operate a highly successful women’s team, who have won their national League Trophy for the last two seasons, and the Riders also deliver acclaimed underage and student programmes.
Riders are recognised for the most successful player pathway programme in basketball in the country in recent years.
The Riders also deliver a wide range of community projects via their charity, the Leicester Riders Foundation, and a range of community activities at their purpose built sport and entertainment facility, the Morningside Arena, which was opened in January 2016..
HM Lord-Lieutenant Mike Kapur OBE said,
“I am delighted to take on this role with the Riders.”
“I have seen at close hand the great success the Club has brought to the city and county, and also the superb work they do on a daily basis, including amongst our most deprived communities.”
“It is a privilege for me to be associated in this way with the Club.”
Riders Chairman Kevin Routledge was equally delighted that the Lord-Lieutenant had agreed to become the Club’s Patron,
“We are thrilled to have Mike Kapur OBE take on this role as Patron of the Club.”
“Mike has been a great partner of and supporter to the Club over a number of years, and we are truly honoured that he has agreed to extend his relationship with the Club in this way.”
A ceremony to formalise Mike Kapur Esq OBE taking on the Patron role took place before the Riders second leg BBL Benecos Play-off Quarter-final match Sunday 5th May which the Riders took victory to secure their place in the Semi-Final.