Leeds MP pledges to make ‘as much noise as possible’ to save UK basketball

A Leeds MP is to lead a debate on the future of basketball in the Commons after pledging to make “as much noise as possible” on the issue.
Alex Sobel, who represents Leeds North West and is the Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Basketball, says funding for the sport at elite level will soon run out.
He says this would means the UK having to withdraw its senior teams from the World Cup, Eurobasket, the Commonwealth Games, and the Olympics, a move that would likely damage the prospects of his local team, Leeds Force, who play in the British Basketball League.
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