Banner image

Ryan Williams (1983-2017)

Bristol Flyers Basketball Club is saddened to learn of the sudden passing of former player Ryan Williams, aged 34.

Williams tragically died in a car accident in USA, where he has resided for several years.

The American played for the club during the 2007/08 season, featuring alongside the likes of Greg Streete, Tyrone Treasure, Gareth Till and Arek Makowski.

A competitive, high-flying forward, Williams proved a huge favourite with Flyers fans. 

Williams achieved a fourth-placed finish in his one year with the club, helping Flyers to a 10-8 record in the league and the semi-final of the Division One play-offs.

"Ryan was an integral member of our team during our first year in EBL Division One,” said Andreas Kapoulas.

“He made a huge contribution to the growth of basketball in Bristol during his short time with the club. 

"We are very saddened to hear about him passing away and we want to extend our condolences to his family in this very difficult period.”

Our thoughts are with Ryan’s family and friends at this sad time.

Related News

Bristol Flyers 2017/18 Season Cards Back On Sale

Bristol Flyers 2017/18 Season Cards Back On Sale

Posted: Monday, May 15th 2017

Boggs extends contract with Bristol Flyers

Boggs extends contract with Bristol Flyers

Posted: Friday, May 19th 2017

Latest News

Flyers to face Derby Trailblazers in BBL Trophy Quarter-Final

Flyers to face Derby Trailblazers in BBL Trophy Quarter-Final

Posted: Friday, January 28th 2022

Jacob and Thomas-Edwards named in BBL Team of the Week

Jacob and Thomas-Edwards named in BBL Team of the Week

Posted: Tuesday, January 25th 2022

Game recap » Bristol Flyers 91-73 Glasgow Rocks

Game recap » Bristol Flyers 91-73 Glasgow Rocks

Posted: Saturday, January 22nd 2022

Game recap » Sheffield Sharks 74-75 Bristol Flyers

Game recap » Sheffield Sharks 74-75 Bristol Flyers

Posted: Friday, January 21st 2022

Also from Bristol Sport

📝 LIVE: Preston North End vs Bristol City
Football icon

📝 LIVE: Preston North End vs Bristol City

Follow all the action from Deepdale with our live Match Centre.

Posted: Saturday, January 29th 2022 • Football

🔎 MansionBet Match Preview: Preston North End (A)
Football icon

🔎 MansionBet Match Preview: Preston North End (A)

Take an in-depth look at how City match up against Preston North End when they meet at Deepdale on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

Posted: Friday, January 28th 2022 • Football

🎟 Pay on the day at Preston North End
Football icon

🎟 Pay on the day at Preston North End

Pay on the day will be available for away supporters at Deepdale this Saturday (January 29th, 3pm) as City travel to face Preston North End.

Posted: Friday, January 28th 2022 • Football

📺  Overseas coverage of Preston North End on Robins TV
Football icon

📺 Overseas coverage of Preston North End on Robins TV

Robins TV subscribers will be able to watch the SkyBet Championship match against Preston North End (Saturday, January 29th).

Posted: Friday, January 28th 2022 • Football

Team news: Sale Sharks Women vs Bristol Bears Women
Rugby icon

Team news: Sale Sharks Women vs Bristol Bears Women

Courtney Keight returns to the starting line-up for Bears Women's Allianz Premier 15s round 12 clash with Sale Sharks Women on Sunday (2pm KO).

Posted: Friday, January 28th 2022 • Rugby