Since 1983, the Plymouth Raiders have been your basketball team, from our humble beginnings in the National League Division 2 and onto a dominant period in Division 1 for over 20 years and more recently the BBL.
Admired, loved and supported by the most passionate and knowledgeable fans anywhere in the UK. Across the South West, our name and history remain indelible on the sports landscape, even today - simply one of the most identifiable and loved sports teams of the past 40 years in Devon & Cornwall, putting Plymouth on the map as part of the City's triumvirate of great sporting institutions Argyle and Albion.
Whether you watched Gary Stronach, Jon Goodemote or perhaps our greatest ever, Dave Downey from the bleachers at the Mayflower Centre in the 1980's, or cheered that occasional game winning buzzer beater from the orange seats of the Pavilions, we lived every moment together, in the famous green jersey. Always ahead of the game, off as well as on court, the Plymouth Raiders raised the bar for the modern basketball game day experience as we know it. Maybe you had your handbag emptied or your wheelchair stolen by Foxy, we can only apologise!
In more recent years, maybe your favourite player was Terrence Durham, Danny James, Gavin Love, Josh Wilcher or Donte Nicholas or any of the list of memorable players who stepped onto court for us, too many heroes to mention. Not least the 2007 Trophy Winners and an MVP Carlton Aaron performance upset the record books against a dominant Newcastle Eagles - we salute every single one of you.
So we stand here, looking to a new, green future, where we look to offset the moments we can't change, by shaping events as we go forward together. 2023 is the 40th Anniversary of the Plymouth Raiders - the 2nd oldest club in UK basketball. There can be no better, nor fitting time to tell the basketball world that we're back.
Team sport depends on collective input and Raiders always belonged to you, the fans - our social media Group Experts. Genuine debate from the best in the business
Times change, but our proud history remains. "Let's Go Raiders"
Our aim is to be the leading national basketball club and contribute to a reverse in the decline in participation in basketball and to maximise the social impact of the sport.
By building a high performing team and culture, developing a good understanding of the barriers preventing people and organisations being engaged in basketball and partnering with organisations (including funders) who share our beliefs and have the desire and capability to help overcome these barriers.
We will provide our partners and individuals with funding, training, equipment, resources & advice to remove barriers & inspire individuals to play, volunteer in and develop themselves personally through basketball and build lasting partnerships with our funders and partners.
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.