As we head into the start of the 2019-20 BBL Championship campaign, Manchester Giants are launching a range of initiatives with the intention of bringing the club closer to its history, heritage and fans.
At the Newcastle home game we unveiled a banner depicting the famous old Manchester Giants logo, sponsored by the Royal Air Force (RAF) – itself an organisation steeped in history – via their Careers Service in Manchester.
The return of the old Giant will be accompanied by a new range of retro merchandise for nostalgic fans.
The old Giant represents the history of the club that was formed in Manchester in the early 70s, and part of the MCR.ALWAYS project will be to collect all time stats for BBL-era Giants players.
Callum Jones is poised to become the all-time leading scorer across both the old and new Giants, with Ingus Bankevics likely to go into the top five and James Jones into the top ten.
Callum Jones currently has a total of 2,448 points, and career average of 12 points per game, make it highly likely that he will pass Mark Robinson (2,558) at some point in the coming months.
Manchester Giants Fan Culture
The Manchester Giants Supporters’ Club was formed over the summer, chaired by Ben Moynihan, will be a central outlet for communication between fans and the club.
The club hopes that the Supporters’ club will be a central pillar in helping the Giants to continue to have the loudest fans in British Basketball – with work underway to consult on how we can improve the atmosphere at home games, with the club hoping to introduce more noise and colour to home games at George H Carnall.
This will all be underpinned by the release of BBL Championship season tickets that will get you entry into all the league and trophy home games for the rest of the season, so you don’t have to miss a second of the action!