Rogers turning success on the court into inspiring the basketball community

The Bristolian born forward, who
recently committed for a second year with the Flyers, will be delivering
interventions in the communities of Bristol to tackle inactivity and
inequality. 

Born in Bristol, Rogers came through
the ranks at the Flyers and graduated from the SGS basketball academy, making
his senior debut in September 2011 at the age of 17 in NBL Division one.

He went on to sign a full athletic scholarship with Carson-Newman in NCAA
Division two, making 110 appearances during his collegiate career, posting an
average of 9.4 points and 6.8 rebounds in his senior year.

He now wants to use his success on the
court to inspire thousands of people to pick up the ball and start playing
basketball. 

Speaking to the charity’s media team,
Rogers told us. “I have seen how basketball can change lives and
inspire people to live active, healthy lives and after returning to the Flyers
and seeing the work that the club, Bristol Sport Foundation and the Flyers
Community are doing every day I knew I had to be a part of it.” 

“When I was growing up playing
basketball, I had players who I looked up to, who inspired me to play and now
it is my turn to give back to the sport that has given me so much.”

Watch the full interview with Josh. 

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