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Start of the Journey

Caledonia Pride are Scotland’s only female professional basketball team. We compete in the Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL), the top league in the uk.

In May 2016 the Women’s British Basketball League awarded the franchise to Basketball Scotland and was originally established to help better prepare the Scottish National Team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

The majority of our players come from the domestic game in Scotland, where we work in partnership with clubs and parents to provide the best development opportunities for our talent.

Our key partnerships with Basketball Scotland and Edinburgh University ensures that our players have a professional experience.

Jan 2019
Pride attempt to repeat Cup success
Pride enter the WBBL Cup once again, they do well to make it to the top eight, but their campaign is cut short after a quarterfinal loss.
Sep 2018
EY join Pride as a partner
24 September 2018 – EY will support the development of the team and ready them for a transition from professional sport into business through mentoring and leadership. EY has a proven track history of driving the global dialogue around the advancement of women athletes and harnessing the often-untapped leadership potential of this talent pool. Their support of Caledonia Pride fits perfectly with the team’s core value of developing home-grown talent in the sport.
Sep 2018
Arnold Clark come on board as Pride sponsor
7 September 2018 – Arnold Clark have teamed up with Scotland’s female professional basketball team to support the development of women’s basketball across the country.
May 2018
Pride make playoff debut
Pride make their first appearance at the WBBL playoffs in 2018, making it to the quarterfinal stages.
Feb 2018
Pride reach the semi-finals of the WBBL Trophy 2018
Pride do well to make it all the way to the semi-finals of the Trophy but are unfortunately knocked out at this stage.
Jan 2018
Pride make the WBBL Cup Final 2018
28 January 2018 – Pride made an appearance at the WBBL Cup Final in 2018 for the first time ever. However, they were unsuccessful on that evening in Birmingham as the were beaten by Nottingham Wildcats, 70-66.
Oct 2017
Pride’s partnership with Streamscene
4 October 2017 – Pride announces its partnership with Streamscene shortly before the 2017/18 season. The Scottish livestreaming company agree to broadcast Pride’s home games, with the first one being against Nottingham Wildcats on 7 October 2017.
Mar 2017
Pride get their first win on home soil
25 March 2017 – Pride recorded a monumental 79-78 victory over Sheffield Hatters on this day to pick up their first home win.
Feb 2017
Pride claim their first win in the WBBL
19 February 2017 – Pride secured their first win in the WBBL against Oaklands Wolves in what was a thrillingly close game throughout.
Dec 2016
Pride’s first home game
Caledonia Pride welcomed the Cardiff Met Archers to Oriam on December 10th, 2016 as they participated in their first ever home game. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be for Pride that night as the visiting Archers came away with the 83-74 win in overtime.
Sep 2016
Pride is awarded sportscotland funding
Pride is awarded sportscotland funding – 01/09/16 – sportscotland invests £280,000 into basketballscotland’s performance programmes, which provides a big boost for Pride and basketball as a whole in Scotland. The funding allows Pride to create a home-grown player pathway as young Scottish players get a chance to play basketball at the highest level in the UK.
Sep 2016
Inaugural signings announced of Scotland Talent
Inaugural signings announced – September 2016 – Hilary Wood, Robyn Lewis, Sarah Thomson, Hannah Peacock, Kristen Simpson, Cathy Mitchell and Beth Mackie are all announced as Pride’s inaugural signings.
Aug 2016
Bart Sengers is announced as Caledonia Pride's head coach
After previous experience coaching the University of Edinburgh's Women, Scotland Senior Women and Netherlands U18 Women, Bart Sengers in announced as the head coach of Scotland’s new WBBL franchise.
Aug 2016
Pride with the University of Edinburgh partnership
Pride announce their partnership with the University of Edinburgh – August 2016 – The partnership ensures that Pride athletes are provided with the best possible performance environment. The Oriam is announced as their home court for their first three seasons and the partnership with the University of Edinburgh continues today as The Pleasance Sports Complex and Gym is their current home court.
July 2016
Creation of the Brand
Bringing the Caledonia Pride Franchise to life, The Creation of the Brand identity with the representation of the Lionesses, the Scottish Claymore Sword and basketball within a circular shield device and bold text – using tones of purple from the Scottish thistle.
Caledonia Pride is Born
Following consultation with the Basketballscotland, the Scottish basketball community, players, staff and branding consultant Storie&Storie, BasketballScotland ran a competition for it’s members to come up with a name for Scotland's first WBBL franchise. The winning name by Richard Buckley was chosen and Caledonia Pride was born. The name capturing the essence of Scotland and Team values of playing and supporting with pride.

Caledonia Pride Firsts 2016/17