Once again France and Russia have four club sides in the competition. Each federation has its own rules for qualification in this competition. As a result there are a number of clubs that did not participate last season that have qualified for this edition.
In France Lattes Montpellier will be making their début while USVO's place has been given to the new club Union Hainaut Basket.
From Russia Dynamo Moscow missed out on qualification this season and have been replaced by Nadezhda Orenburg. There is no representative from Belgium while Turkey has picked up an extra place.
This EuroLeague competition is considered to be the toughest one for women playing basketball professionally at club level outside the WNBA.
The big difference between this competition and the domestic leagues including the WNBA is that there is no regular season or post season.
Instead the competition is split into three distinct phases: 1. the group stage in which eight teams are eliminated, 2. the knock-out stage in which twelve teams are eliminated and 3. the final four
October 15, 2008 is the tip-off date for this competition.
This page will be updated all along the season as we follow the competition.