JL Bourg Basket, European champions
“I’ll cross the whole of Europe, and victory will be mine…”
This is from a song (in French) that is sung by our neighbours in Lyon (bringing back some great memories) and that summarises the spirit of JL Bourg basket pretty well.
They were promoted to Pro A in 2017, and since then the team has been going from strength to strength much to the surprise of the experts. Those who bet on them playing in the final of the Leaders Cup in Disneyland in 2019 didn’t regret it. They were beaten by SIG Strasbourg by just one point, and this defeat turned into the beginning of a fantastic adventure. In the 2020/2021 and then 2021/2022 seasons, JL Bourg Basket qualified for Eurocup, and managed to get into the TOP 16 the very first time they participated.