Reading Rockets Apply to Join BBL -

Reading Rockets Apply to Join BBL

EBL Division 1 side Reading Rockets have become the latest team bidding for a BBL franchise after submitting their initial application.

Rockets join fellow D1 side London Leopards along with the newly formed Manchester Giants as applicants, and could make it four new teams in the UK’s top flight next season after Birmingham has already been granted the rights for a franchise.

Talking to Get Reading, Chairman Gary Johnson said:

“We have submitted the initial application which has been accepted. Now we have to prepare our full application within the next two weeks.

“It is a tall order, but possible. We are looking for partners to help us achieve our ambitions.”

Reading will need financial help to bring the club up to BBL standards, needing improved home court facilities amongst other things.

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