This weekend, Leicester Riders welcome teams from four countries to Loughborough University, to take part in 11 games as the pre-season comes to a close.
The first regular season games also take place, as the Loughborough Student Riders host Ipswich in the Patrons Cup, before heading to West Bromwich tomorrow in the National Cup 1st Round, where they will play Sporting Club Albion.
The Invitational games start at 9am on Saturday as Irish Superleague side Waterford Wildcats open their tournament with a game against the Loughborough Riders II, before the Riders’ senior side take on last year’s Division One Women’s runners-up, Barking Abbey. Scottish National League side St Mirren complete the Women’s tournament line-up.
The weekend is headlined by the Leicester Riders, who host the USA Select both days with tip at 6pm on Saturday and 4pm on Sunday. The USA select also play the Loughborough Student Riders second team at Charnwood College at 3pm.
Tickets are still available for both Leicester Riders games and these can brought on the door at 5pm Saturday and 3pm Sunday. Entry to all other games this weekend at Sir David Wallace and Charnwood are free.
The Full Schedule is below
09:00 Waterford Wildcats vs. Loughborough Riders II
11:00 Barking Abbey vs. Loughborough Riders
13:30 Loughborough Student Riders vs. Ipswich Tomcats
15.00 Loughborough Student Riders II vs. USA Select- Charnwood College
15:30 St. Mirren vs. Barking Abbey
18:00 Leicester Riders vs. USA Select (Doors Open 5pm)
20:00 Waterford Wildcats vs. St. Mirren
11:30 Loughborough Riders II vs. St. Mirren
13:30 Loughborough Riders vs. Waterford
16:00 Leicester Riders vs. USA Select