Plymouth Raiders is a professional basketball team based in Plymouth, England. The Plymouth Raiders team compete in the British Basketball League (BBL), the country’s premier basketball competition – and play their home games at Plymouth Pavilions.
The club was founded in 1983 through a merger between two local basketball clubs and went on to be the longest serving and most successful team In Division 1 of the EBL National League. Between 1996 and 2004, the Plymouth Raiders won six different competitions, including three National Basketball League Play- Off titles and the National Cup in 2004. After years of dominating Division 1, in 2004 the Raiders were invited to compete at the country’s highest level, the British Basketball League where they have established a great reputation for themselves.
In July 2017, the club was acquired by former players Richard Mollard and Ross Mackenzie, who are leading the club into an exciting new era both on and off the court.
Our aim is to be the leading national basketball charity 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.