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Flint Becomes A Flyer

It seems like we had a few of you going with our story that Aden Flint had signed a landmark dual-contract with Bristol City AND Bristol Flyers this morning.

However, many of you cottoned on that today is April 1st, and that Aden Flint has no hidden basketball talents.

We hope the story and video gave you good laugh on April Fool’s Day, and we must thank Aden for being such a good sport.

Click here for a chance to win Aden Flint’s signed Bristol Flyers jersey.

The 'news' appeared on this morning as follows:


Bristol City defender Aden Flint has put pen to paper on a landmark dual-contract deal with Bristol Flyers for the remainder of the 2015/16 campaign.

The 26-year-old goes straight into the squad for tonight’s BBL match against league leaders Newcastle Eagles (7.30pm), before joining up with his City team-mates in Hull for tomorrow afternoon’s Sky Bet Championship encounter at the KC Stadium (3pm).

Coach Andreas Kapoulas was alerted to Flint’s aerial attributes on a recent visit to Ashton Gate, when he scored twice in the 2-1 win over Ipswich Town.

The 6ft 5in centre-back twice rose highest in the penalty area to score from set-pieces, and Coach K – who was attending the game as a guest of Bristol Sport – has since been thrashing out the dual-contract deal with his City counterpart Lee Johnson.

Flint told Bristol Flyers TV: “I was sat at home one night and just got a call out of the blue from Coach K asking me if I fancied joining the Flyers.

“I was always playing basketball at school and I’m really talented, so I’m not sure why I haven’t been picked up before. I’m a defender for Bristol City and hopefully I can defend just as well for the Flyers, as well as chipping in with some points too.”

Flint faces a busy month of April, with City due to play seven times and the Flyers set to complete their regular season with five matches of their own.

The Nottinghamshire star faces a race from Ashton Gate on Saturday, April 9th as City host Sheffield Wednesday (3pm) ahead of the Flyers’ home clash with Worcester Wolves at SGS Wise Arena (7.30pm).

Flint is expected to be substituted at half-time at Brentford a week later to allow him enough time to return to Bristol to feature in another SGS Wise Arena fixture, this time versus London Lions (7.30pm).

Coach K said: “We’re hoping Aden can be a bit of an unknown quantity for us between now and the end of the season. If this initial five-game deal is a success, who knows what the future could hold for him.”