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Posted Friday, October 5th 2018

Bristol Flyers - Around The Club 05/10/18

We preview everything that's happening around the club this weekend away from the Bristol Flyers first team.

Bristol Flyers II

Flyers II won an emphatic 118 to 68 victory against Oxford Brookes in their Division 3 South league debut last Saturday. Flyers put in an excellent team performance with David Mann and Jordan Daniels top scoring with 21 points and Curtly Ferguson logging a 20 point, 13 rebound double-double on the way to their first win in Division 3.

The team fared less well in the second half of their back to back weekend.  They took a long journey to Lancashire to face Division 2 Myerscough Basketball Academy in the National Cup. The team ran out of steam a little in the second half and Myerscough took the game 81-65. Bristol were again led by Mann and Daniels with 18 points each. The loss sees Flyers II eliminated from the National Cup knockout competition.

Flyers II hit the road again next weekend, heading South to play Team Solent Kestrels II in their second Division 3 South fixture.  Road wins will be key to a successful season in the league and Flyers will aim to add another win to their 1-0 record.


Bristol Flyers Women

Flyers made their league debut Barking Abbey away from home on last weekend. The team lost narrowly with just four points in it, 55-51. Summer addition Flo Ward led Flyers in scoring with 12 points. Promising young Abbey forward Jolicia Cadogan led the team with 17 points. 

Flyers are back in WNBL action against Sevenoaks Suns II this week. They make their home debut of the season, which tips off on Saturday 2.15pm. This is the perfect chance to catch new signings Cristina Bigica, Leila Jepson, Centini McDonald, Michelle Tattersall and Flo Ward in action. 


Flyers Under-18s Premier

The Under-18s Premier team took on Folkestone Saints on the road on Sunday and came away with a 55-82 win. They advance to the second round of the Under-18 National Cup and will play Sussex Bears away on October 14th.

The U18 Prem team have a weekend off this week. They next play their home debut at WISE on Saturday, October 13th against City of Birmingham Rockets. They will look to build on their 1-0 record having beaten Nottingham Hoods away in September.

Flyers Under-18s Conference

The Under-18s conference team are finally at the end of their long lead in to the season. They play their first game away against Gloucester Saxons on Saturday, October 6th and are ready and raring to go. 


Flyers Under-16s Boys

The Under-16s Boys earned a big win 92-56 against Northamptonshire Titans on Saturday. Their home debut was marked by impressive team defence and they succeeded in forcing turnovers and making easy baskets in transition throughout the game. Adding the victory to their road loss the weekend before they now hold a 1-1 record in the Premier Central Division.

The team were knocked out of the U16 National Cup on Sunday. They travelled to Surrey to face Richmond Knights for the back to back game. They came away with an 83-50 defeat. 

The boys are away on Saturday, October 6th heading to Hertfordshire. They face West Herts Warriors for a 1.30pm clash. The Warriors are also 1-1 in the league to date so Flyers can overtake them with a win.

Flyers Under-16s Girls

Flyers Under-16s Girls claimed a 45-41 victory in their first ever national league fixture against fellow newcomers Exeter Spartans at the WISE Campus.  It was a hard fought game with experienced players from the South West regional team taking the lead for both teams.  Flyers were able to seal the win despite several players fouling out of the game.

They faced tough opposition in the U16 Girls National Cup on Sunday against well-established Cardiff Met Archers. Archers prevailed with a 47 to 93 victory to knock Flyers out of the competition. 

The girls are back in U16 South West Division action on Saturday, October 6th with an away game against JMA Reading Rockets. 


Flyers Under-14s Boys I

Bristol Flyers U14 Boys claimed a 54-93 road win over the JMA Reading Rockets. This keeps them undefeated at 2-0 in the Premier South division. They will host Richmond Knights for an 11.30am tip at WISE next week. Knights U14 have a 1-1 record in the league so far having claimed a victory this weekend.

Flyers Under-14s Boys II

Flyers U14 II came through their Central Venue League tournament with Cougars and Gloucester Jets on Sunday undefeated. Team manager Emma Searle said they had a slow start but fought hard and pulled it back. They beat Gloucester Jets 29-27 and then won out over Cougars 33-24. They play again on October 20th against Vale Vipers away form home.

Flyers Junior Girls

There are no fixtures for the other junior girls teams this weekend. The next CVL tournament is for U12s on October 13th.

Community sessions for junior boys and girls are also available across Bristol - check out the community section of the website for more information.