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Bristol Academy Flyers

Bristol Academy Flyers
Bristol Academy Flyers logo
League EBL Division 1
Established 2006
History Bristol Academy Flyers
2006-present
Arena Stoke Gifford Stadium at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College's WISE campus
Location Bristol, Avon
Team colours Navy Blue, Blue and White
Main sponsor BigTallorder
Head coach Greece Andreas Kapoulas
Ownership Bristol Academy of Sport
Website BristolAcademyFlyers.co.uk
Uniforms
Home
Away

The Bristol Academy Flyers is a professional basketball team from the city of Bristol competing in the English Basketball League, Division 1. Formed from a merger between the Bristol Bombers and the Filton Flyers in 2006, the team play their home games at the Stoke Gifford Stadium at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College's WISE campus, where one of Britain's leading basketball academies is based. The club also offers young players the opportuniy to study at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College where they can combine full time study with timetabled basketball coaching. The only Basketball Academy in the South West and one of only six in the UK.

Bristol Academy Basketball Club is one of the Largest Basketball clubs in the UK and the Flyers are a four star Accredited England Basketball and Sport England Clubmark Club. Offering Basketball to those aged 6 years to Senior men's. The Club Play in England Basketball's National League at Various age groups including the senior men's team In National League Division I.

Supported by The West of England Basketball Association and South Gloucestershire County Council the club also provides schools coaching to both primary and secondary schools.

British Basketball League

On 17 June 2013, it was announced that in 2014 the Flyers would become a new franchise of the top-tier British Basketball League. The club has received financial backing from Stephen Lansdown, owner of Bristol City Football Club, in order to achieve this. [1] When the team begins play in the league it is likely they will be known as the "Bristol Flyers".

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External links

  • Bristol Academy Flyers Basketball Club
  • Unofficial Flyers. Bristol Flyers fan club website
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