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Posted Saturday, November 17th 2018

Bristol Flyers - Around The Club 17/11/18

Check out our weekly preview for everything that's happening around the club this weekend away from the Bristol Flyers first team.

This week’s home highlight is a top of the table clash for Flyers Women in NBL Division One. They take on undefeated Anglia Ruskin University at WISE on Saturday (5.30pm tip).


Bristol Flyers II

Image credit: Will Galloway

Flyers II fought hard against Swindon Shock on the road but came away defeated, 104-94. Flyers are currently joint fifth in the Division three table with a 1-3 record. They will regroup this week before playing last place Barking Abbey (0-3) on the road on Saturday, November 24th.


Bristol Flyers Women

Image credit - Harrison Dowling

Flyers Women retain the top spot in WNBL Division One after their 61-70 road win over Reading Rockets on Sunday. Cristina Bigica led all scorers with 23 points. Centre Becks Cantin contributed 13 points and big rebounding numbers including eight in the first quarter alone.

The win improves Flyers’ record to 5-1. Anglia Ruskin now look the most dangerous to catch them with their own 3-0 record. The two teams face off this Saturday at WISE in a key matchup topping off a full day of basketball (5.30pm tip). 


Flyers Under-18s Premier

After a weekend off Flyers remain at 3-0 in the Premier Central division. They are in second place, one game back from first place Team Birmingham Elite with their 4-0 record. 

The Flyers host West Bromwich Albion at WISE on Saturday November 17th (3.30pm tip). West Brom are currently fourth in the league with a 1-2 record. League leaders Team Birmingham Elite are not playing this weekend so Flyers have a chance to catch them up with a win over West Brom.

Flyers Under-18s Conference

Flyers U18 II lost 82-50 away against Dorset Storm last Sunday. This week they head West to face Vale Vipers on Saturday 17th November. Flyers II are still searching for their first win at 0-5 while Vipers are undefeated at 4-0.


Flyers Under-16s Boys

Flyers U16 stand at joint sixth in the Premier Central division with a 4-2 record. The team host Chelmsford Lions at WISE on Saturday November 17th (1.30pm tip). The Lions are in ninth place with a 2-5 record after losing to Oaklands Wolves last weekend.

Photographer Rachael Symons has been nominated for the NBL photo of the month award for her snap of a Louis West crossover dribble. Please support her with a vote in the Facebook poll.

Flyers Under-16s Girls

Flyers Under 16 Girls hold an undefeated 3-0 record in the South West division. They travel to Cardiff on Saturday November 17th. Cardiff Met Archers eliminated Flyers in the cup and sit at the top of the table with a 4-0 record. This will be a tough challenge for the Flyers girls and a pivotal game in deciding the league.


Flyers Under-14s Boys I

The U14 Boys fell to joint third in the Premier South at 5-1 after losing on the road to London United last weekend. The London team remain undefeated at 6-0 and top the table.

The U14 team open the all day action at WISE on Saturday at 11.30am. They play visiting Sussex Bears who are tied with them in third place in the league. 

Flyers Under-14s Boys II

U14 II play in a further CVL tournament on Saturday November 17th. They hope to replicate their success from their last trip to Gloucester.

Flyers Junior Girls

The U14 Girls play away against Penryn on Saturday November 17th.

The U12s and U10s are also heading to Wales on Saturday, playing away against Cardiff Met Archers.

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

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