New era for women's basketball in Britain

Tim Herbert
Authored by Tim Herbert
Posted: Friday, January 20, 2023 - 09:16

The Women's British Basketball League (WBBL) has announced a new board structure as the league enters its most exciting phase in its history.

Current WBBL Chairman Jim Saker will continue in his role, with two other Independent Directors and two representatives from the league's clubs making up the remainder of the new structure. 

Siobhàn Prior (Nottingham Wildcats) and Mark Clark (London Lions) have been elected by the WBBL clubs as the league's two representatives to join the newly formed board. Both carry exceptional knowledge of the landscape of the women's game and British Basketball, leaving no doubt they are the perfect representatives for the league to achieve its long term goals. 

The WBBL will aim to fill the remaining two Independent Director positions in the early part of 2023. 

The new board structure comes off the back of a hugely successful 12 months for women's basketball in the UK, which saw record attendances at WBBL fixtures, including an incredible 10,928 fans at last season's play-off finals. 

The move to restructure the existing make up of the WBBL board will be crucial to the league's growth as it enters its most exciting period of development to date.

Speaking on the formation of the new board, Chairman Jim Saker said: "I'm delighted with the progress being made with the restructuring of the Governance of the WBBL. I look forward to working with Siobhàn and Mark in taking the league forward in its next stage of development."

Newly elected club representative, Siobhàn Prior said: "I'm excited and grateful to have been elected to the new WBBL Board and will work hard to represent the clubs and move the league forward. We are living in a pivotal time for Women's sport. That, combined with the growing opportunities our game is increasingly seeing, makes for a promising landscape of possibilities. As a league, we have to take these opportunities and build so we are ready to optimise on further chances in the future."

Upon his election to the WBBL board, Mark Clark said:"I'm delighted to have been elected to the new Board of the WBBL. The league, with great support from the BBL, has made significant strides since its formation. Our sport has never had the opportunities we currently have to take a sport forward. The WBBL has to grab those opportunities, and build a fully professional league. I'm confident that is what we will do."

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