NATIONAL League 4 North has been named as the largest senior mens league in England's National League for the new season, it was announced this week.
Fourteen teams have been named for the new 2010-11 season and include some very familiar names. Two of the BBL's secondary teams will now compete against the Hull Wasps which include Cheshire Jets and BBL Champions, Newcastle Eagles.
Last season's league champions Huddersfield Heat have opted to stay in League 4 North rather than accept promotion along with Tees Valley, who reform back to the Mohawks II.
Perhaps the most interesting entrant to the league is UK Basketball's first Rugby League backed club, Warrington Wolves. Warrington Wolves Basketball Club formed during the 2009-10 season and were competing in National League 2 as Glyndwr Nets but formed a partnership with the famous rugby league club and now begin their first full season as the Wolves in League 4 North.
All other teams who finished the 2009-10 season in National League 4 North remain along with the introduction of new club Burnley. Reddish Rebels have unfortunately dropped away but Tyne Met Trojans make a return to League 4 after being relegated from League 3 North.
The complete League 4 North team list:
Bury Blue Devils
Cheshire Jets II
Durham Wildcats II
Newcastle Eagles II
Stockport Falcons II
Tees Valley Mohawks II
Tyne Metropolitan Trojans
Each team will now play 26 games during the regular season allowing the fans to experience more basketball than ever before, with 13 home games for the Hull Wasps at the Bonus Arena. Initial fixtures will be release during the summer with full confirmations to be announced in September.
For the complete team list of all senior mens National League visit the official England Basketball website: www.englandbasketball.co.uk
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