We are pleased to announce the final touches to the squad for the upcoming season.
We are delighted to welcome back former Nix’ junior Robbie Graham. Robbie joined the pro team in mid January last season after the EABL league was cancelled due to Covid-19.
Robbie will not only be part of the BBL team once again, he will also take on a full time role in the club’s community programme as the club’s lead community coach.
“I started my basketball journey with Cheshire Phoenix in the youth programme and a special thanks to Kent Crusaders for taking me into the EABL programme, I’m really excited to be home and now playing again with Phoenix and working on all the clubs community projects.”
Robbie is joined by University of Worcester graduate and former Worcester Wolves player Matt Williamson, completing coach Thomas’ roster. Williamson played an important role for the University of Worcester BUCS programme over his three year period there and was part of the Wolves BBL set-up since 2018 supporting the pro team as a student.
“I am extremely excited and grateful that the Cheshire Phoenix have given me this massive opportunity. I cannot thank the club enough for giving me this opportunity and for welcoming me into the Phoenix family. The move suits me very well as I can continue to develop as a basketball player but also work on my off court career. The job fits perfectly with my interests and will give me a great experience working for a professional club with high ambitions. I can’t wait to get started.”
James Brice, General Manager
“We are delighted with the additions of Robbie and Matt both on and off the court. Robbie has been part of the club for a long time now and he did a great job last season when given the opportunity. Matt comes to us with experience of being in a professional environment over a number of years at Worcester and we are pleased he decided to take the next step of his career with the Phoenix. Every year we are growing off the court as well as on, and as everyone knows the community aspect of our club is hugely important and we are looking forward to developing and improving our outreach off the court with Robbie and Matt this season.”
Noah Dickerson is yet to join up with the squad, as we are still awaiting for visa approval. British center Radwan Bakkali will be filling in for Noah for the time being.