Giants appoint new Community Basketball Development Officers

Community Giants press release

New Community Giants Basketball Development Officers Donald Johnson (left), Richard Hill (fourth left) and Ambokile Bell (right) with Manchester Giants coach Jeff Jones (second left) and Giants star Stefan Gill (centre). Picture: JACK HINDS

MANCHESTER Giants have recruited a trio of new staff to boost the club’s community activities.

Manchester Community Giants, the club’s not-for-profit arm, has taken on three Community Basketball Development Officers.

Stefan Gill and David Watts sign new Giants deals


Stefan Gill (left) and David Watts will rejoin the Giants for 2014-15. Pics JACK HINDS

THE Giants have agreed new contracts with sharp-shooters Stefan Gill and David ‘Tintin’ Watts.

The experienced duo both return for a third season with the Giants, who move to a new home at the Lucozade Powerleague Trafford Soccerdome for 2014-15 BBL campaign.

Giants form new partnership with Oldham College

oc_logo_blueMANCHESTER Giants have formed a new partnership with Oldham College.

The agreement will see the Giants run a basketball academy at the College, ensuring students benefit from top-level coaching while getting an insight into the club and professional progression routes.

The exciting collaboration cements the College’s high standing in sports and the sports offer for the Oldham community.

Giants to take on US team at Powerleague

photoTHE Giants will play a USA Select team at the Powerleague Soccerdome on Sunday, September 7 at 6pm.

The match is the first to be announced at the club’s new home venue.

We hope to confirm other pre-season games shortly.

Tickets, at a price yet to be confirmed, will be on sale in August.

Giants BBL fixtures for 2014-15 announced

British Basketball LeagueThe Giants will start the 2014-15 season with a trip to Leicester Riders.

And our first home game at our new base at the Trafford Powerleague Soccerdome will be two days later on Sunday, September 28 against Sheffield Sharks at 6pm.

The Worcester Wolves will be our visitors the following weekend before we make a Cup trip to Leeds Carnegie, one of two new teams in the BBL this season with Bristol, on October 10.

Giants to move to new Trafford Powerleague home for 2014-15 season

Powerleague_Lucozade_sm transparentMANCHESTER Giants will have a new home for the 2014-15 BBL season at the Lucozade Powerleague Trafford Soccerdome.

Situated adjacent to the Trafford Centre just off the M60, the club believe it will provide a fantastic match-night experience for supporters, players and corporate guests.

Announcement: Extra season ticket offer – plus new advanced ticket prices

The Giants ‘early-bird’ season ticket offer is available until the end of June – and we have added an extra incentive for fans.

Discount rate season tickets are available the ‘Tickets’ section of the website HERE with an new discount for any BBL Cup, Trophy and Play-off games.

The club have also announced a reduction in prices of advanced tickets bought online.

Dave Aliu to join Phoenix

JHP_8186 copyDAVE Aliu has siged a contract with Cheshire Phoenix.

Dave has been a huge part of the Giants’ two seasons back in the BBL and we are sorry to see him go.

Rob Marsden to join Cognac in France

JHP_2282ROB Marsden is heading to French club Cognac for next season.

The Giants fans’ player of the season for 2013-14 made a huge impact on our club and was a valued and popular member of the squad that finished in the play-offs this year.

Picture special: Giants camp

Giants ace David Watts and coach Erroll Purcell hosted the latest Giants camp at the Powerleague Soccerdome at the Trafford Centre.

Plenty of fun was had by all. Check out our picture gallery…