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Preview: Bristol Flyers (A) & historic Sunday double-header

Preview: Bristol Flyers (A) & historic Sunday double-header

It promises to be a busy weekend for Manchester Giants' men's and women's teams in the British Basketball League.

The Giants visit Bristol Flyers on Friday night before the NBPC plays host to an enthralling double-header, with both teams in action - starting with the Giants Men up against London Lions (3pm tip-off) before the Giants Women face Sheffield Hatters (6pm tip-off) later in the day.

Below, we’ve compiled everything you need to know ahead of each of the weekend’s fixtures.

Current form

Coach Semonian's Giants come into their latest double gameweek seeking a morale-boosting victory after some tough results of late.

They have won two of their opening 11 matches, and the difficult tests continue to loom large on the horizon.

Friday's opponents Bristol Flyers start the weekend third in the standings, while London Lions top the table after winning 13 of their opening 14 matches in the league.

The Giants Women, meanwhile, have played just three games so far in 2023/24. Marg Jones' side picked up a commanding victory at home to Cardiff Met Archers last time out - their first win of the season - and will be keen to build further momentum.

Like their male counterparts, the Giants Women will host a Sheffield Hatters side starting the weekend top of the Women's British Basketball League standings, having won each of their opening two fixtures.

How to watch the games live

Friday's British Basketball League fixture at the SGS College Arena has a tip-off time of 7:30pm and will be broadcast live on the Flyers' YouTube channel, rather than the league's official YouTube channel.

The direct link to the game is here, or watch below:

The first part of Sunday's double-header between the Giants and London Lions has a tip-off time of 3pm and will be broadcast live on YouTube.

The direct link to the game is here, or watch below:

The second part of Sunday's double-header between the Giants Women and Sheffield Hatters has a tip-off time of 6pm and will also be broadcast live on YouTube.

The direct link to the game is here, or watch below:

Ticket information: Bristol Flyers (A)

For fans who are travelling to Bristol on Friday evening, match tickets are available to buy online and are priced as follows:

  • Adults: £24.25
  • Under 19s: £16

Ticket information: Giants double-header

Ticket for Sunday's Giants double-header, available to buy online or on the door, are priced as follows:

  • Adults: £18 (rising to £22 on the door)
  • Concessions: £15 (rising to £19)
  • Child: £12 (rising to £15)
  • Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children): £45 (rising to £50)
  • Disabled: £15 (rising to £20)
  • Carer: One free carer permitted with each disabled ticket purchased

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a slight increase in price for tickets bought on the door, as shown above. A match ticket covers admission to both matches during the day.

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