Welcome to Plymouth University Men's Basketball!
The Plymouth University Sharks are a student-run basketball club. We have one team competing in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Western 2A league.
This year we are shaping things up where we will have a Development Team. This team will be classed as our 2nd Team (will not compete in BUCS though). We will endeavor to hold games against the 1st Team and against local league teams in the P&D League often. This will be for players who do not make it into the 1st Team, however, there will always be an opportunity, if proven, to come to 1st Team training and be brought up to the 1st Team.
There are also sessions called 'Give It A Go', which are open court, mixed-gender sessions for those who don’t want to play competitively, and just want to have a bit of fun playing some small games and shotting competitions!
This year's sponsor is PRYZM. There will also be nights where we watch NBA games or other sporting events. Socials will occur once every two weeks, usually on Wednesdays, but we will have other nights and days where we plan social events of different sorts. Pryzm is one of the popular nightclubs in Plymouth, located in Barbican Leisure Park. We have a great deal with them, where we get discount counts of tickets/booths, free entrance, and where the more members come, free alcohol is provided!
BUCS games are always exciting and competitive, with top-level action to be seen at every fixture! Our hope games take place right on campus in the Nancy Astor Sports Centre, where the fans sit right next to the court which creates a fantastic atmosphere!
In March... VARSITY!!! The Sharks have their annual showdown with Marjon in what promises to be the pinnacle of our basketball calendar!!
Finally, we have our annual alumni game where the 1st team goes up against former Plymouth Sharks players. This game is organized to remember our history and to raise money for charity.
Other events include the Christmas mean, the end-of-year mean and the awards night.
Trials and Fresher's Fair
Trials for the BUCS team will be in the first two weeks of the semester. Dates to be confirmed soon.
Make sure you find us at the sports fair on the 19th of September to register your interest in the club, to find out more information about trials and to ask us any questions you have about the club
Facebook Page: facebook.com/plymball
Instagram Page: @PlymouthSharks
Captain- Achilleas Karagannidis
Chairman- Theofilos Chatziplis
Secretary- Alexandros Fokas
Social Sec- Tommy Whittle
Treasurer- Cormac Parry
2nd Team Captain- Marios Nanos