Banner image

Preview: Bristol Flyers v Newcastle Eagles

Bristol Flyers v Newcastle Eagles
BBL
SGS WISE Arena
Saturday, October 10th, 7.30pm

Click here to buy tickets online

Bristol Flyers look to build on Thursday’s first win of the season when they host defending BBL champions Newcastle Eagles on Saturday night (7.30pm tip-off).

All the key information on Saturday’s BBL opponents can be found below.

NEWCASTLE EAGLES
The most successful club in BBL history, the Eagles completed a clean sweep of silverware last season and will yet again be expected to be the frontrunner during the 2015/16 campaign. Since 2010, they have played all home games at the 3,000 capacity Sport Central Arena at Northumbria University, after previously playing at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena since 1995.

HEAD COACH
Fabulous Flournoy – A former player in the BBL with Birmingham Bullets, the 6ft 3in shooting guard was a student at NCAA Division 1 College McNeese State University. Flournoy joined the Eagles in 2001, and took on a new role of player/coach during the 2003-04 season.

ONE TO WATCH
Rahmon Fletcher – A college teammate of former Flyers guard Bree Perine, Fletcher was named MVP at the BBL Play-Off final in front of a near 15,000 crowd at the O2 Arena in London. The American averaged 12.6 points and 6.4 assists in 35 appearances for the Eagles last season.

OFFICIALS
Taking charge of Saturday’s game will be Andy Thackeray, Darren Bolt and Poitr Florecki.

LAST TIME OUT
Newcastle Eagles overpowered the Flyers 92-80 at the Sport Central Arena in the second leg of the BBL Play-Off quarter-finals.

TICKETS
Click here to buy tickets for Saturday’s clash with Newcastle Eagles

Related News

Report: London Lions 64-76 Bristol Flyers

Report: London Lions 64-76 Bristol Flyers

Posted: Thursday, October 8th 2015

Bristol Flyers Sign Tyrone Lee

Bristol Flyers Sign Tyrone Lee

Posted: Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Video: Streete Calls For Killer Instinct

Video: Streete Calls For Killer Instinct

Posted: Saturday, October 3rd 2015

Video: Kapoulas Gives Verdict On Cheshire Defeat

Video: Kapoulas Gives Verdict On Cheshire Defeat

Posted: Sunday, September 27th 2015

Latest News

Listen to episode eight of the Bristol Flyers Podcast

Listen to episode eight of the Bristol Flyers Podcast

Posted: Monday, May 10th 2021

Highlights: Leicester Riders 92-79 Bristol Flyers

Highlights: Leicester Riders 92-79 Bristol Flyers

Posted: Thursday, May 6th 2021

Report: Leicester Riders 92-79 Bristol Flyers

Report: Leicester Riders 92-79 Bristol Flyers

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th 2021

We gave a good account of ourselves - Kapoulas

We gave a good account of ourselves - Kapoulas

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Players of the year revealed
Football icon

Players of the year revealed

Supporters have voted goalkeeper Dan Bentley as their Player of the Year.

Posted: Monday, May 10th 2021 • Football

Job Vacancy: Sports Lecturer
Football icon

Job Vacancy: Sports Lecturer

We have an exciting opportunity to work within the education department at Bristol City Robins Foundation, lecturing and coaching on our BTEC Sport – Football Education programme.

Posted: Monday, May 10th 2021 • Football

Job Vacancy: Sports Lecturer– Programme Lead position available.
Football icon

Job Vacancy: Sports Lecturer– Programme Lead position available.

We have an exciting opportunity to work within the education department at Bristol City Robins Foundation. Managing a small programme, whilst lecturing and coaching on our BTEC Sport – Football Education programme.

Posted: Monday, May 10th 2021 • Football

Lindsay rues inaccuracies as Bears fall to final day defeat
Rugby icon

Lindsay rues inaccuracies as Bears fall to final day defeat

Bristol Bears Women slipped to a heavy defeat on the last day of the season against a strong Wasps Ladies outfit and Tom Lindsay believes the host’s cohesion and experience proved the difference.

Posted: Monday, May 10th 2021 • Rugby

‘We gave everything’ – Beard
Football icon

‘We gave everything’ – Beard

Matt Beard was left ‘gutted’ for the players, staff and everyone associated with Bristol City Women as the Robins fell at the final hurdle in their bid for Barclays FAWSL survival.

Posted: Monday, May 10th 2021 • Football