Surrey Sports Park is proud to unveil Surrey Scorchers as Surrey’s new British Basketball League franchise.
In a nod to Surrey’s illustrious basketball history, Surrey Scorchers will usher in a new dawn for professional basketball in the county.
The brand change takes place ahead of the 2015/16 BBL season and encompasses a new identity, logo, kit, website and social media channels.
Gavin Baker, new Surrey Scorchers Franchise Director said, “Today is the start of a new era for professional basketball in Surrey with the launch of Surrey Scorchers.
“We were keen to reflect back on the proud history of basketball in the area and had explored a return to the Heat franchise following two years as Surrey United.
“However due to a number of factors, this was unachievable and therefore we have today launched a fresh club identity, which is an extension from the Heat years, but we feel gives us a new start and an opportunity to fully professionalise the team on and off the court.
“Scorchers will now sit comfortably alongside our existing netball franchise Surrey Storm and badminton franchise Surrey Smashers, to offer a collective of professional sports teams Surrey can be proud of.
“We hope the entire basketball community of Surrey including fans past and present can get behind the new team, as we look to build a competitive squad and a club with community at its heart.”