Banner image

BBL Play-Offs - Tickets Now On Sale

Bristol Flyers secured their place in the play-offs in their first season in the BBL after a 79-54 win over Leeds Force guaranteed them eighth position.

Click here to buy tickets for Thursday’s BBL play-off quarter-final first leg.

Andreas Kapoulas – Flyers Head Coach and GB under-20 assistant – knew his side had their fate in their own hands following Manchester Giants’ loss to Sheffield Sharks on Friday night, and was delighted they were able to get the job done.

“It’s a wonderful feeling to achieve this,” he told Flyers TV. “I’m really proud of the players, and the support we have had has been unbelievable.

“This is just the start of life in the BBL. We have high aspirations, and it’s only going to get better.”

As a result of clinching their play-off berth, the Flyers will take on league champions Newcastle Eagles in the quarter-finals. And Kapoulas claims they will approach the game like any other as they prepare to be the team to stop the clean sweep.

“Preparation will be the same routine,” said Kapoulas. “Nothing changes really but we are playing in the play-offs in our first year, and everyone is going to be really excited about that.

“Newcastle are going to be a very tough opponent,” he added. “Credit to them, they won the league and did it convincingly, but it’s a two-leg game and we are really looking forward to it.”

Bristol made an instant impression in the BBL after winning their season-opener against Plymouth Raiders. American Doug Herring was a key contributor to their early success, before he was ruled out for the remainder of the campaign after suffering a knee injury.

The Flyers started 2015 with just one win in eight, before boosting their hopes of a top-8 finish with a run of four straight victories. Six successive defeats followed and a seventh would have allowed Manchester to steal the final play-off spot on the final day.

However, Bryquis Perine – replacement for Herring – led the Flyers to a rampant victory in front of a sellout crowd at the SGS WISE Arena with 29 points in 28 minutes.

“The last few weeks had been really tough for us,” admitted Perine. “But we came together and got it done with all the hard work paying off.”

19-year-old Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye produced a number of telling performances in his role as sixth man, while experienced captain Greg Streete led from the front and back-up guard Roy Owen also grew in his role throughout the season.

Bristol become the first team since Everton Tigers (2007-08) to reach the play-offs in their first season in the BBL.

Tickets are now on sale for Thursday’s first leg at SGS WISE – tickets start at £3 for kids and £7 for adults for Forever Bristol members and Flyers season ticket holders.

Click here to buy tickets for Thursday’s BBL play-off quarter-final first leg.

Related News

Report: Bristol Flyers 79-54 Leeds Force

Report: Bristol Flyers 79-54 Leeds Force

Posted: Saturday, April 18th 2015

Let’s Finish The Season On A High – Kapoulas

Let’s Finish The Season On A High – Kapoulas

Posted: Thursday, April 16th 2015

We’ll Be Focused On Getting The Win – McLaughlin-Williams

We’ll Be Focused On Getting The Win – McLaughlin-Williams

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th 2015

Flyers Play-Off Fate To Be Decided

Flyers Play-Off Fate To Be Decided

Posted: Friday, April 17th 2015

Latest News

Bristol Flyers - XLedger 'Top 5' plays of the month - February 2021

Bristol Flyers - XLedger 'Top 5' plays of the month - February 2021

Posted: Friday, March 5th 2021

Episode five of the Bristol Flyers Podcast available NOW!

Episode five of the Bristol Flyers Podcast available NOW!

Posted: Thursday, March 4th 2021

Josh Wilcher named in BBL Team of the Week

Josh Wilcher named in BBL Team of the Week

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd 2021

Highlights: Manchester Giants 89-93 Bristol Flyers

Highlights: Manchester Giants 89-93 Bristol Flyers

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

LIVE! Worcester Warriors vs Bristol Bears
Rugby icon

LIVE! Worcester Warriors vs Bristol Bears

Follow all the action LIVE from Sixways Stadium as Bristol Bears face Worcester Warriors in round 12 of the Gallagher Premiership.

Posted: Saturday, March 6th 2021 • Rugby

Live: Bristol City v QPR
Football icon

Live: Bristol City v QPR

City host QPR at Ashton Gate in the Sky Bet Championship this afternoon (3pm KO).

Posted: Saturday, March 6th 2021 • Football

Matthews set for spell on the sideline
Football icon

Matthews set for spell on the sideline

Bristol City Women captain Jasmine Matthews has undergone successful surgery on a foot injury sustained earlier this month.

Posted: Saturday, March 6th 2021 • Football

MansionBet Match Preview: QPR (H)
Football icon

MansionBet Match Preview: QPR (H)

Bristol City look to bounce back from their midweek defeat as they go in search of three points at home to QPR.

Posted: Friday, March 5th 2021 • Football

Pearson hits 500 mark – with eyes only on The Rs
Football icon

Pearson hits 500 mark – with eyes only on The Rs

Nigel Pearson will take charge of his 500th game as a manager for City’s Sky Bet Championship fixture versus QPR on Saturday (March 6th, 3pm KO).

Posted: Friday, March 5th 2021 • Football