Club History

 

The 2014/15 Season will be our 32nd season of national competition, a proud tradition of playing top quality basketball, and something we are very proud of. The Plymouth Raiders are the 2nd oldest club in the country, behind only the Leicester Riders.

The very first season, 1983/84, tipped off on September 14th 1983, with us playing away at Calderdale Explorers. We lost that game, 84-97, but Plymouth finally had National League basketball exposure. The first ever home game was a one point loss (75-76) against Merseyside Mustangs on October 1st 1983. The first win of the season came at Nottingham when we won 96-74 on October 29th.

Since that first ever National League game, the Plymouth Raiders have become one of the most progressive and forward thinking clubs in the country. We won countless honours in England Basketball's National League competitions, and 5 seasons ago, in just our third season in the BBL, we won the BBL Trophy, in Newcastle against the home town and highly favoured Eagles.

Plymouth Raiders League Positions, 1983 - 2014

EBL Division 1 Played Won Lost Points Position
1983/84 24 6 18 12 10th of 13
1984/85 22 9 13 18 8th of 12
1985/86 22 11 11 22 8th of 12
1986/87 18 4 14 8 8th of 10
1987/88 18 12 6 24 4th of 10
1988/89 20 10 10 20 6th of 11
1989/90 22 8 14 16 9th of 12
1990/91 22 4 18 8 12th of 12
1991/92 22 13 9 26 6th of 12
1992/93 22 9 13 18 9th of 12
1993/94 18 3 15 6 10th of 10
1994/95 22 7 15 14 9th of 12
1995/96 22 7 15 14 10th of 12
1996/97 26 20 6 40 2nd of 14
1997/98 22 19 3 38 2nd of 12
1998/99 26 21 5 42 2nd of 14
1999/00 24 16 8 32 4th of 13
2000/01 21 19 38 32 1st of 8
2001/02 18 14 4 28 2nd of 10
2002/03 22 18 4 36 2nd of 12
2003/04 22 20 2 40 1st of 12






Entry into the BBL Played Won Lost Points Position
2004/05 40 12 28 24 9th of 11
2005/06 40 16 24 32 9th of 11
2006/07 36 20 16 40 5th of 10
2007/08 33 24 9 48 3rd of 12
2008/09 33 20 13 40 5th of 12
2009/10 36 11 25 22 10th of 13
2010/11 33 19 14 38 5th of 12
2011/12 30 21 9 42 4th of 11
2012/13 33 19   14 38 6th of 12
2013/14 33  14  19 28   9th of 12