WBBL's London Lions, Caledonia Gladiators have European spots confirmed - Hoopsfix.com

WBBL’s London Lions, Caledonia Gladiators have European spots confirmed

There will be two WBBL teams competing in Europe for the first time next season with London Lions and Caledonia Gladiators set for new adventures.

The Lions – who have reached the EuroCup Women Play-Offs in successive seasons – will enter the EuroLeague Women Qualifiers for the first time, while Caledonia make their European debut with a place in the EuroCup Women regular season.

London will be unseeded in the qualifiers and will face one of TTT Riga (Latvia), Polkowice (Poland) or DVTK Hun-Therm (Hungary) – where new signing Cheridene Green has played the last two seasons.

The home-and-away tie will see London at home for the first leg. Should they fail to qualify, they will drop back into the EuroCup for the regular season and join Caledonia.

The Gladiators enter via the regular season as a result of GB’s three-year country ranking in European competition – boosted by London’s back-to-back appearances in the playoffs.

The competition has reverted back to an open field for the regular season having been split into geographical conferences in recent seasons. However, there can only be one team per country in each group.

The draws for both competitions are set to take place in early August.

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