French basketball news:
Lyon looking for players
Is this the end for Challes-les-Eaux?

Ros Casares made all the basketball news headlines by closing their door to women's professional basketball after they had won the 2012 EuroLeague Women Final 8.

In France the Challes-les-Eaux saga has reached its conclusion with the club disappearing from the Ligue Féminine de Basketball (LFB).

This news also officially brings an end to the 2011-2012 season. Lyon BF have been reinstated in the LFB after their relegation and join Arras, Aix-en-Provence, Bourges Basket, Hainaut Basket, Charleville-Mézières, Basket Landes, USO Mondeville, Lattes-Montpellier, Nantes-Rezé, Perpignan, Tarbes, Toulouse and Villeneuve d'Ascq at the Open LFB in September.

Challes-les-Eaux 2011-2012 team roster ©  womensbasketball-in-france.com

This may mean that USO Mondeville may profit from the fall of Challes-les-Eaux with their U20 team replacing the one of Challes-les-Eaux.

At the same time the senior team of Mondeville have also picked up a place in the EuroLeague Women after Montpellier declined and higher placed Challes-les-Eaux were refused an offer of participation by the FFBB.

Challes-les-Eaux' misfortune leaves Lyon with the task of completing their roster that includes momentarily only their coach, Laurent Buffard, and three players: Leslie Ardon, Mame-Marie Sy-Diop and Audrey Sauret.

For our French readers we have included more news in the French language with the current situation in Lyon.


Lyon BF continue en Ligue Féminine

Leslie Ardon ©  womensbasketball-in-france.com Suite à la disparition de Challes-les-Eaux en Ligue Féminine, Lyon BF est repêché pour la prochaine saison 2012-2013.

Avec seules trois joueuses dans leur effectif et un coach Laurent Buffard, le club s’entame à trouver d'autres joueuses à côté de Audrey Sauret, Mame Sy Diop et Leslie Ardon (dans l'image).

Après l'échec de leur projet d'une union avec le club savoyard, Challes-les-Eaux, Lyon BF essaie de construire une équipe d'au moins de 8 joueuses professionnelles, sous réserves de validation de la Commission de Contrôle de Gestion.


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Date created: 8 July 2011

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