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Posted Thursday, February 14th 2019

Bristol Flyers - Around The Club 15/02/19

Here’s our round up of everything that’s going on around the club away from the Bristol Flyers first team this weekend.

This week’s home highlight is the Division Three Men’s game on Saturday, where Flyers II host Swindon Shock at WISE for a 3.30pm tip-off. Both teams are competing for a play-off spot at the top of Division Three and the team will need the support of the Flyers family to come away with a win.


Bristol Flyers II

Flyers II are currently third in the Division Three South table with an 8-4 record. They beat Cardiff City in back-to-back games and are currently on a five game win streak. Flyers II captain Jordan Daniels had a combined 43 points across the two games and was electric on drives to the basket including some powerful dunks on the break.

Last time out Swindon beat Flyers 104-94 with huge performances from their guards Ed Potter, Mantas Kmita and Antonio Wilburn. With play-off spots only going to the top four teams, this game is a must win for both sides to keep their hopes of reaching the post season alive.


Bristol Flyers Women

Flyers Women remain at the top of WNBL Division One with a 10-2 record. The Women face Reading Rockets at Bristol Met Academy on Saturday (3.30pm tip-off).

The Rockets have had mixed results in the league so far and hold a 3-7 record. Flyers came away with a 61-70 win when they visited Reading in November. Star forward Cristina Bigica led all scorers with 23 points, so will be one to watch again. Rockets have enjoyed a successful cup campaign, losing out in the final against Loughborough Riders last month. 


Flyers Under-18s Premier

Flyers sit third in the Central Premier division with a 6-2 record. They lost out on the road, falling 66-54 against Oaklands Wolves last Saturday. The Wolves are in second place with an 8-4 record and have now finished their league campaign for the season.

The team face a tough challenge when they host Team Birmingham Elite at WISE on Saturday (1.30pm tip-off). The two teams are yet to face each other this season and if Flyers are able to claim victory in all four of their remaining games, they could finish first in by handing table-topping Birmingham two defeats of their own.

Flyers Under-18s Conference

Flyers U18 II improved to a 3-11 record in the South West Conference having claimed an impressive 79-33 victory against Dorset Storm last weekend.

They have a tough game on the road against second place Torbay Tigers this week. When the Tigers visited WISE in November, they inflicted a 34-97 defeat and this will be a good test of how far the Flyers team has come since then. 


Flyers Under-16s Boys

Flyers U16 continue to climb the table, now sitting in third place with a 12-4 record. Several members of the team have freshly returned from the Bristol Met Academy tour of the West Coast of the USA, bringing back experiences of playing and viewing top level basketball in the states.

The team will travel to Southend Rockets for their next game on Saturday. The Rockets are in seventh place with a 6-9 record. Flyers picked up a 57-48 win when Southend visited WISE last month.

Flyers Under-16s Girls

Flyers U16 girls maintained their place at the top of the South West division, after improving to a 10-1 record last weekend with a 41-88 road win against Surrey Rams.

The girls are back in action against Surrey Blue Storm at WISE on Saturday February 23rd (3.00pm tip). 


Flyers Under-14s Boys I

The U14 Boys remain fourth in the Premier South division at 10-3. With Coach Hill also joining the Bristol Met USA tour, the team have worked hard with Coach Marriott to prepare for their a big weekend of back-to-back games. They initially host London United at Bristol Met on Saturday (1.00pm tip-off). The London team are joint top of the division with a 12-1 record. Flyers had a 63-45 road loss when they faced London United in November.

They are back at WISE the following day, hosting Surrey Rams for an 11.30am tip-off. Rams are in ninth place with a 3-11 record. Flyers won an 88-54 road victory in Surrey in October last year.

Flyers Under-14s Boys II

Dorset Storm avenged their U18’s Saturday loss in Bristol with a 80-52 home win for their U14 side on Sunday. 

The team's next games are at home, but not until Saturday, March 9th when they will host a tournament with Cardiff Met Archers and Torbay Tigers.

Flyers Junior Girls

The Under-14 and Under-12 girls travelled north for a Central Venue League tournament in Birmingham on Saturday, February 9th. The Under-14s played two games against the hosts, City of Birmingham Rockets. They showed great composure throughout and came away with two wins.

The Under-12s played visiting teams from Leicester, Derby and Ilkington and also came away undefeated, despite only having seven players including two from the Under-10 age group. U12s played again on February 10th at the Gloucester CVL. They managed another win and two close losses in the tournament to round off a very successful weekend.

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