BBC Résidence Walfer announced on Monday that the club is planning to withdraw the team from the LBBL and participate in the National 2.
Résidence has been one of the top teams in the women’s championship over the last years. This season, the team of coach Brian Carroll was eliminated in the semi finals by T71 Dudelange.
Official statement by the club Résidence Walfer on facebook:
„During the 2022/2023 season, BBC Residence Walferdange has not been spared by injuries and setbacks. Nevertheless, our 2 teams reached the play-offs. However, the contract with one of our major sponsors has expired. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the said sponsor for its commitment over the last years and will continue our collaboration. As our funding will be considerably reduced for the coming season, the committee, in cooperation with the sports commission, has worked out a new financial concept, which unfortunately leads to a restructuring of our teams, without which none of our senior teams would be competitive at LBBL level. In view of the foregoing, we have no choice but to ask the FLBB to allow our ladies’ team to play in National 2 next season. Our senior men’s team will continue to play in the LBBL. The financing and sponsoring concept will guarantee the continuity of the club and the youth work.
The decision to ask for the women’s team to be relegated was extremely painful to make and the club cannot thank the ladies and the coaching staff enough for their hard work and commitment over the past seasons. We will do our best efforts to be competitive with both men and women again at some point in the future.“