The Plymouth Raiders were established in 1983, and now play in the British Basketball League (BBL – the premier basketball league in the UK. We have firmly established ourselves as one of Plymouth’s “Big 3” sports teams, alongside Argyle and Albion.
Home games at the Plymouth Pavilions are regarded as the best sporting family entertainment in the South West, and the presentation of home games is unparalleled in the UK. The atmosphere created at the Pavilions is something special, and something we are very proud of. With Foxy the mascot, the best basketball cheerleaders in the country, indoor fireworks, music, competitions on court, and access to the players after the game, if you’ve never been to a home game, you are definitely missing out!
The BBL has broadcast deals with the BBC, livebasketball.tv, UNILAD and Freesport, and the profile of the league is very definitely on the up! The league’s Cup and Trophy Finals are played at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham and the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, with the end of season playoffs packing out the O2 Arena in London each year!
We are also very proud of the Raiders Foundation, and its work in the local community. We work with approximately 30,000 young people each year on a range of educational, health related and basketball schemes – both in and outside of school time. We use our players as much as we can – they’re the inspirational role models that attract the young people to the sport and inspire them to continue playing.
We are indebted to our sponsors and partners every year – without them, Raiders simply wouldn’t be able to carry on. Please, wherever possible, help us to help them, by supporting them in turn. A huge thank you to them all – from the biggest to the smallest. You all play a big role in the success of the club.