Force make changes at the top

Leeds Force are excited to announce a new chapter in the management of the club as Club Director, Scott Carter, takes on the Managing Director’s role with immediate effect with Adoniah Lewis recruited as the new General Manager.

Carter replaces Mark Mills, with the club’s former CEO departing the club with immediate effect. Mills will be moving onto new projects and said: “It has been great to be a part of Leeds Force management for the last three years. After a thorough handover period, Scott has now taken full control and he will work tirelessly to continue to grow the club.

“I will still volunteer to do the commentary for all Force home games for this season, so I will still be in the bleachers with the fans. I want to thank everyone who I have worked with over the three years including players, coaches, volunteers, sponsors, suppliers and most importantly the awesome Force fans.

“It has been an amazing experience, but it is the right time for me to move onto exciting new projects.”

Carter is looking forward to taking the club on and is setting his sights high. He said: “I have stepped up to the plate and taken the role as Managing Director.

“I have a new direction in mind for the club and some new fresh ideas on how we can push the club forward and grow the club to really compete against the bigger clubs in the BBL.

“I don’t want to give too much away, but we have some serious plans ahead of us for the future of Leeds Force but my main concern this season is making the Play-Offs.

“We have a stronger team this year with some experienced players, so I am really looking forward to starting the season. The Leeds Force family is like no other, the fans are amazing and I will be working as hard as possible to make sure we fulfil our job to our fans and family.”

Meanwhile Lewis, who will play in the WBBL with Hatters this season, is currently with the Cook Islands in Turkmenistan as they are trying to make it to the next Olympics via the 3×3 route. The club will benefit from having someone who is still actively involved in basketball leading on day to day management and she also brings previous experience of other off-court roles in the sport.

The club are in preseason preparations ahead of the opening night game at the Carnegie Sports Arena against Esh Group Eagles Newcastle on Friday 29th September. Tickets for that game are available through the club website www.leedsforce.co.uk