Ever since basketballscotland and the Women’s British Basketball League confirmed the participation of a new Scottish franchise for the 2016-17 WBBL season earlier this year we’ve been keen to learn more.
Today basketballscotland announced the new ‘Caledonia Pride’ franchise will join the league in October 2016 and will be based in Edinburgh at Oriam, Scotland’s new National Performance Centre which will become a home for Scottish performance basketball.
Caledonia Pride will make their home debut at Oriam on October 23rd with a game against Sheffield Hatters.
The Caledonia Pride franchise will also play a key part in Scotland’s preparations for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia and it is our vision to make this team a part of our long term pathway to develop Scottish athletes who can represent Great Britain.
The franchise name was chosen following consultation from the Scottish basketball community as well as players and basketballscotland staff. The brand represents excellence and the desire to be the best you can in basketball, as a team, as an individual with respect and with PRIDE.
For a full list of Caledonia Pride WBBL fixtures, click here.