Teesside Lions

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Teesside Lions
LeagueNBL Division 3
HistoryMiddlesbrough Lions
Teesside Lions
ArenaEston Sports Academy
LocationMiddlesbrough, England
Team colours              
WebsiteOfficial website

The Teesside Lions are an English basketball club from the town of Middlesbrough in the northeast of England. The Lions compete in National Basketball League Division 3, and play their home games at Eston Sports Academy.


Founded in 2007 as the Middlesbrough Lions, the organisation made an early impact on the national scene, entering the National League after strong performances in the National Founders Cup, an annual knockout competition for non-league clubs. The club participated in the National League from 2010 to 2013, before dropping back down into the regional league as the newly named Teesside Lions. The Lions announced plans to re-enter National League Division 3 for the 2019-20 season.

In January 2019, the club announced plans to bring professional basketball to the area. [1]


Teesside Lions roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht.
G 3 England Popoola, Manny 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
G 8 England Lister, Joe 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
PG 32 England Devitt, Tommy 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
G 42 England Leckenby, Ross 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
F Ivory Coast Gnagbo, Patrick 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
C England Winterbottom, David
PG England Fell, Martin
SF England Reed, Anthony
Head coach

James Thomson

Assistant coach(es)

Anthony Reed
Paul Hartley [2]

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 6 February 2020

Home Arena[edit]

The Lions playing their home games at Eston Sports Academy, which has capacity for 1,200 spectators.

Season-by-season records[edit]

Season Division Tier Regular Season Post-Season National Cup
Finish Played Wins Losses Points Win %
Teesside Lions
2019-20 D3N 4 Did Not Compete


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