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SGS Basketball Academy trio continue further education overseas

Bristol Flyers’ commitment to producing young British talent is more alive than ever, with three SGS Basketball Academy graduates moving on to pursue further education overseas. 

Finley Woodward, Nassim Ladjimi and Louis Weaver, who were all part of the Flyers BBL programme last season, will continue their careers at postgraduate schools abroad.

Woodward has joined the SPIRE Institute in Ohio, whilst Ladjimi has joined the International Sports Academy, also in Ohio.

Weaver has taken his talents into Europe and will continue his career at ‘College Prep’ in Italy, an academy programme for players wishing to pursue collegiate and professional basketball opportunities.

Tom Browne, who was also part of Coach Kapoulas' BBL squad last season, will continue to play National League basketball while attending University in Manchester, whilst Marvin Dinnall will continue to play with the Flyers II programme in NBL Division Two and is planning to go to University in 2022.

Since its inception, the SGS College Basketball Academy has developed into one of the top programmes in the country, with former students securing US scholarships or pursuing professional playing careers.

The club's elite partnership with SGS College will continue to see the Flyers train and play their home games at the WISE Campus, with the SGS Sport brand continuing to feature on the team’s playing kit and around the venue.

SGS Basketball Academy Head Coach Chris Bourne said: "We are really proud of the achievements of all of the students that come through the SGS Basketball Academy.

"This group have worked exceptionally hard and maximised their time and opportunities with us. We wish them all the best for their next steps and look forward to watching them continue to progress and achieve at a high level on and off the court.”

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