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Owen Parker


Posted Friday, September 21st 2018

Bristol Flyers - Around The Club 21/09/18

We take an in-depth look at everything that's happening around the club this weekend away from the Bristol Flyers first team.

Bristol Flyers II

Image credit: Billy East

Bristol Flyers II won their first round National Cup matchup against Huish Taunton Tigers 85-78 on Sunday. With an injury to shooting guard Aistis Keliauskas early in the game, the team fought hard to overcome a sixteen point deficit and seal the win. Flyers were led by Curtly Ferguson and David Mann who both had a double-double.

With Oxford Hoops withdrawing from senior competition, Flyers II have a bye in the National Shield (a knockout competition for division three and four teams). This also means that Flyers II have a weekend off due to the cancellation of this fixture. They next play at the WISE Campus on Saturday, September 29th (3.30pm), facing Oxford Brookes in their Division Three league debut.

Bristol Flyers Women

Flyers Women remain hard at work in preparation for the season to come in NBL Division One. Extra practices are cementing their pre-season work and they have already planned a pre-season friendly against Cardiff Archers on Saturday, September 22nd.

Flyers Under-18s Premier

The Under-18s Premier team played a valuable pre-season game away to Team Solent Kestrels last weekend, paling short, 64- 59. Coach Oakey saw positives in the performance, saying: “Despite missing a few players and limited time together, the squad showed signs of real promise for the season ahead. All four quarters were closely contested. There is more to come from the team as they continue to gel.

The team are back on the road again this weekend - heading up to Nottingham for their first league game of the season. The Central Premier Division clash tips off at 4pm on Saturday, September 22nd.

Flyers Under-18s Conference

The Under-18s conference side are working hard through their long lead-in to be ready for their season. They play their first game away game against Gloucester Saxons on Saturday, October 6th.

Flyers Under-16s Boys

Image credit: Rachael Symons

The Under-16s team hosted fellow South West club Plymouth Raiders for a friendly at WISE on Sunday September 16th. The team showed their readiness for the step up to the Central Premier division with a huge victory. They will open their regular season with an away game against Milton Keynes on Saturday, September 22nd.

Flyers Under-16s Girls

The newly formed Under-16s girls team won their pre-season friendly event on, Sunday, September 16th at Hengrove Leisure Centre. They are continuing to train hard for their first season in national league competition and the friendly game highlighted lots to work on. 

Flyers Under-14s Boys I

The Under-14s Premier team make their league debut against Lewisham Thunder at the SGS WISE Campus on Saturday, September 22nd at 11.30am.

Flyers Under-14s Boys II

The Under-14s regional team begin their season by hosting a Central Venue League contest with Cougars and Jets on Sunday, September 30th.

Flyers Junior Girls

The Under-14s girls also claimed a victory in their pre-season friendly event on Sunday. The Under-12s and Under-10s Girls played a close game too.

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