Brent Bulls intend to apply for a franchise in the WBBL for 2023-24

Brent Bulls plan to complete an application for a franchise entering the Women’s British Basketball League for 2023-24.

Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL) is the top-level women’s basketball league in the UK, founded in 2014 as the women’s counterpart to the British Basketball League (BBL). WBBL is made up of 14 different franchises, and each franchise has a representative board member.

Brent Bulls, founded in 2020, has impressed within a short time as a club, winning the Women’s National Basketball League Division 2 in 2021-22. Founder and Director Clive Castillo is optimistic about the application and excited about the potential to bring an extra London franchise to the Women’s Professional game.

I’ve had a positive meeting with the WBBL earlier in the year, and we have expressed a strong interest to join the league next year. We believe with the talent pool in London, the popularity of the women’s game, and the resources and facilities in Brent especially in the Wembley area, our club will have a formal and sustainable application which we hope the WBBL will consider.

– Director, Clive Castillo



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The application process for the WBBL will include short-term and long-term visions as a club, venue and facility, financial backing, budget plans and community development.

At the Bulls we are starting to see our “Triangle Offense” pathway unfold, with development in youth girls basketball, primary school initatives and academies slowly building.

There is a lack of opportunity with Women’s Basketball, and as a club, we hope we can help grow the womens game even more.

– Director, Clive Castillo

The Bulls recent appointment of former Barking Abbey and London Lions coach Tope Alli-Balogun as the Women’s Head Coach is a sign the club are looking to fill roles with experience and knowledge around the professional game.

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