Exciting developments for Plymouth Raiders...

WEST Country basketball team Plymouth Raiders have joined up with City College Plymouth to create the Plymouth Raiders Basketball Academy – designed to educate and train future sporting stars.

The Raiders Academy will combine coaching and fitness conditioning with a full-time course so the players can develop their skills while gaining a qualification.

Richard Mollard, director of Plymouth Raiders, said: “The College shares our ambition to provide the talented boys and girls across Devon and Cornwall with an opportunity, to not only be the best they can be on the basketball court, but to combine this with their studies.”

Academy manager for Sport at City College, Charlie Legg, said: “The College offers an academic pathway for these young student athletes coupled with sports science programmes that are delivered in a state-of-the art sports laboratory and sports therapy suite.”

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