Banner image

Author

Joel Osborne

Joel Osborne writes

Posted Wednesday, May 1st 2019

Sophie Atwill awarded Bristol Flyers fan of the year

Sophie Atwill has been named the 2019 Bristol Flyers fan of the year.

The Fan of the Year is an annual award for a supporter who has shown dedication and commitment beyond the norm in supporting the Flyers over the course of the season

Sophie started watching the Bristol Flyers in 2017, after the Bristol Sport Foundation attended her school to deliver after school basketball sessions. After attending her first game, she quickly became a huge fan and now trains with the Flyers Under-10 girls programme.

Mai Zilbeti presented Sophie with a signed Flyers jersey

"I would like to thank everyone at Bristol Flyers for being so friendly & welcoming,” said Sophie’s dad Gary Atwill.

"Her favourite player is Daniel Edozie, but she told me that ‘they’re all super good'.

“The ladies involved with the organising and running of the girl's programme have been fantastic - Mai Zilbeti and Erin Hunter are both amazing with the girls."

Zilbeti presented Sophie with her ‘fan of the year’ signed jersey at half-time during the last home game of the season against London City Royals.

Latest News

Flyers TV game passes now available for Eagles clash

Flyers TV game passes now available for Eagles clash

Posted: Monday, March 1st 2021

Full game: Manchester Giants v Bristol Flyers

Full game: Manchester Giants v Bristol Flyers

Posted: Monday, March 1st 2021

Highlights: Bristol Flyers 89-67 Surrey Scorchers

Highlights: Bristol Flyers 89-67 Surrey Scorchers

Posted: Sunday, February 28th 2021

We've got to keep on rolling - Kapoulas

We've got to keep on rolling - Kapoulas

Posted: Sunday, February 28th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Press conference: Nigel Pearson and Zak Vyner preview AFC Bournemouth
Football icon

Press conference: Nigel Pearson and Zak Vyner preview AFC Bournemouth

Manager Nigel Pearson was joined by Zak Vyner on media duties this afternoon as the pair look ahead to a midweek test against the Cherries.

Posted: Monday, March 1st 2021 • Football

Pearson on Sound of the City
Football icon

Pearson on Sound of the City

Nigel Pearson will make his first appearance on BBC Radio Bristol’s Sound of the City this evening (March 1st).

Posted: Monday, March 1st 2021 • Football

Baker and O’Dowda back in training
Football icon

Baker and O’Dowda back in training

Nathan Baker and Callum O’Dowda, pictured, were back in training with City on Monday (March 1st) as they continued their roads to full recovery,

Posted: Monday, March 1st 2021 • Football

Pearson looking for performance consistency
Football icon

Pearson looking for performance consistency

Nigel Pearson wants to see consistency on the pitch as his side head into their midweek Bournemouth test off the back of two wins.

Posted: Monday, March 1st 2021 • Football

Vote for your Nexa Bristol Move of the Month for February
Rugby icon

Vote for your Nexa Bristol Move of the Month for February

Vote for your favourite Bears highlight from February in our Move of the Month competition, sponsored by Nexa Bristol.

Posted: Monday, March 1st 2021 • Rugby