- Dragons stalwart Rihards Sulcs returns for a 12th consecutive season.
- Captain Ricky Fetske is back for a seventh season in Dragons colours.
- Local favourite Jermayne Laing is back for season number eight.
- Sharp shooting ace Dave Walsh returns for a second season.
- Andreas Lycoudis commits to a third season with your Bradford Dragons.
- Matthew Armstrong returns for a third season with the Dragons.
- Clayfell Harris returns to the Dragons Den for another season.
- Point guard Albert Margai returns for a second season with the Dragons
To stay up to date with all future Dragons roster announcements and news throughout the season, make sure to follow all the Dragons social media channels.
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On August 26, Basketball England announced the provisional dates of a return to competitive action for your Bradford Dragons. NBL Division One play for the 2020/2021 season is scheduled to begin on the weekend of the 24/25 October. Basketball England also confirmed that if the season is able to proceed as normal, the NBL Playoffs are scheduled to begin on April 24/25, 2021.
Following a meeting of Basketball England’s Leagues and Competitions Advisory Group, it was decided that there would be no promotion and relegation between any of the National Basketball divisions following the 2020/21 season. After hearing feedback from clubs across the senior and junior leagues, the decision was made to mitigate the challenges caused by COVID.
The newly created Challenge Cup for NBL Division One teams will be played across three weekends, the 3/4, 10/11, and 17/18 October and will serve as a trial for the upcoming season. Further details on the competition will be announced in the coming weeks.
Following discussions between Basketball England’s Leagues and Competitions Advisory Group and the working groups for the NBL Division One and WNBL Division One it was announced that the prestigious National Cup will not take place in the 2020/21 season. Basketball England announced on September 10 that the move aims to help avoid potential fixture congestion later in the season.
RETURN TO PLAY ROADMAP
Despite Bradford currently being under local lockdown for COVID, Basketball England in accordance with government guidance, has updated all areas to Level 2 on their Return to Play Roadmap. Previously Bradford was placed at Level 4 in July, the guidance allowed only individual training sessions with a member of your household and no club training sessions.
Following COVID guidance out of the Dragons control, the Bradford Dragons will start the 2020/21 season playing out of Bradford University until at least January. Under extraordinary circumstances, the Dragons will be playing their home games away from Bradford College for the first time since 2008.
Everyone at the Bradford Dragons is looking forward to safely welcoming the Dragons faithful back to games. Keep tuned across our website and social media