Fontaine returns for Thunder


Worthing Thunder are pleased to announce back for a 2nd season fans favourite Ishmael Fontaine, Ishmael who joined the club last season after a spell in Germany and previous experience for BBL outfit London Lions plus two years with Essex Leopards soon got given the Nickname ‘Batman’ from the Worthing fans.

We are pleased to be able to welcome him back to the South Coast joining Alex, Zaire & Josh and newcomers Kayne & Oberon

Ishmael Commented: ““I’m happy to be able to compete again for trophies. It’s very important to me”

Director of Basketball Zaire Taylor Commented: “Ishmael has been a fan favourite and was key to last season’s success. I’m expecting him to take on an even bigger role this season, both on and off the court”

Goddard returns for 3rd season with Thunder


Worthing Thunder are pleased to announce last seasons player coach Josh Goddard will be returning to Thunder

After a stellar debut season as Coach last year, Josh will be stepping back relinquishing his whole coaching duties for the upcoming season and focus just on playing

In Josh’s first year as a Player/Coach he led Thunder to the Trophy championship, playoff finals, tied for the best record in the league, and an upset win against a BBL club Surrey Scorchers, with his proven leadership he will be named team captain.

Director of basketball Zaire Taylor Commented: “ I think the value that Josh has brought to the team over the last two season been significantly under appreciated. I honestly don’t think we could have won any of the titles we have these last two seasons without him. A guy that steps into and embraces any role the club needs from him, always putting the team first.”

Josh commented: “Coaching the team last season, was an amazing opportunity. It was also a great learning experience unfortunately rules this season don’t permit me to be a player/Coach forcing me to make a decision and I chose playing, I feel by stepping back from coaching I will be able to give the team better production on the court as I did the season before”