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Streete to take time out from basketball career

Greg Streete has revealed that he will be taking a break from his professional basketball career.

Streete, who has been with the Flyers since 2005 has decided not to return for his 13th year with the club, in favour of spending more time with his family.

The Flyers captain has penned an open letter to supporters, in which he describes the toughest decision of his life in great detail, thanking the supporters for an incredible career to date.


Streete has given the club over a decade of dedicated and exceptional service, after coming through the academy system at SGS College, having also represented England and Great Britain at junior level.

The 29-year-old took on the role of captain in 2009 and led Bristol Flyers to the NBL National Cup in 2010 and the Division One title in 2011.

Streete made 102 appearances in the in the BBL, scoring 1,009 career points and becoming the club's all-time leading scorer.

"There are simply no words to describe Greg's contribution to Bristol basketball,” said head coach Andreas Kapoulas.

"For more than 12 years, Greg has done everything for the Flyers to be successful and now it's time for him to take a break from the sport that he loves to spend quality time with his family and friends.

"It will certainly be a strange feeling not seeing him on the court - this has been the toughest decision for him to make and ultimately, it was something that he has thought very hard about.

 

"It's important for him to have some time off, recharge the batteries and reflect on life and the future. It's something that we need to respect and support."

Andreas Kapoulas

"As a club we are right behind Greg with whatever he would like to do in the future and of course we would all love to see him back in a Flyers vest on the court.

“For me personally, Greg is not just a player, he is family. It has been an unbelievable journey to see him grow into the man that he is today. 

"From the academy years at SGS College to the top flight of British basketball. Greg has always been there, humble, hard-working and committed. There is no other way to say it, he is a class act.

"I am so proud of him and what he has achieved. He is the ultimate ambassador for Flyers basketball and a true inspiration for young people in our city.

"He personifies the core values of our programme and as I have always said, we want to find and develop more Greg Streetes but fact of the matter is that he is one of a kind!"

Everybody at Bristol Flyers and Bristol Sport would like to express their enormous gratitude to Greg and wish him the very best of luck for the future.