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A new journey

In September 2022, the club announced a rebrand as part of a wider strategy to improve equal opportunities across the sport. This transition included a name change which saw the Glasgow Rocks transcend into the Caledonia Gladiators.

It's still a club with the same passion, determination, and values as before - but with a fresh sense of character. We're excited for what lies ahead.

About Caledonia Gladiators

The club has had a few different names since its formation. Established in 1998, as the Edinburgh Rocks, it changed to the Scottish Rocks in 2002. It then became the Glasgow Rocks in 2009, and most recently, the Caldonia Gladiators in 2022.

The club have always competed in the top tier British Basketball League. In their 24 seasons in the BBL, they have made 19 play-off appearances.

The Gladiators play their home games at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. It's a fantastic 6,500 capacity venue which accommodates their passionate fans.

Their main rivals are the Newcastle Eagles, and each season there is an electric atmosphere when the two clubs face off.

Interest and participation in basketball is growing in the UK at a youth and professional level. It's an incredibly exciting time to be involved with one of the top teams in the BBL.

#WeAreCaledonia #GoGladiators

From court to community

Macklin Motors has supplied the team with a number of Nissan Qashqais to aid the players' transportation needs. We're delighted to be able to keep their players moving.

As well as helping with transportation, we are working with the club to support their various community initiatives. These activities include encouraging participation in basketball at a grassroots level.

Inspiring young gladiators

We are working with the club to develop the next generation of sporting superstars. We run various matchday activities throughout the season to help achieve this.

Last season, a number of aspiring basketball players had the opportunity to play on court at the Emirates Arena. They were given advice from former Glasgow Rocks captain and GB basketball star Kieron Achara. Plus, they were able to meet their favourite players after the match!

It's all part of our goal to encourage more youngsters to take up the sport.

Driving success at every level

"I'm very pleased that we have been able to support Glasgow Rocks for the next two seasons.

"Macklin Motors is passionate about supporting local sport. Clubs like Glasgow Rocks give so much back to the community and it's important that we help them continue that work and encourage young people to engage with sport."

Barry Lindsay
General Manager, Macklin Motors Glasgow South Nissan

"It is the players' job to perform on court, but it is the teams' job to provide them with all the means, so that they are happy in their new environment.

"With teammates like Macklin Motors Glasgow South Nissan, our job is made easier. Barry and his colleagues have provided us with excellent service, amazing new cars, and top-notch assistance, going above and beyond any partnership expectations."

Michail Mavroudis
Business Development Manager, Glasgow Rocks

Latest Caledonia Gladiator news

Caledonia Gladiators Retain Top Three Slot

Caledonia Gladiators Retain Top Three Slot

The Caledonia Gladiators remain well placed inside the top three of the British Basketball League despite a mixed month on the court for the Macklin Motors-backed side.

Semi-Final Trophy Run For Caledonia Gladiators

Semi-Final Trophy Run For Caledonia Gladiators

For the fourth successive season, Caledonia Gladiators made it to the semi-finals of the British Basketball League Trophy, although the Macklin Motors-backed side was unable to successfully defend the title it won last season.

Sporting Highlights 2023: Macklin Motors

Sporting Highlights 2023: Macklin Motors

Over the course of 2023, Macklin Motors enjoyed a busy year alongside the various sporting partners that proudly flew our flag during their respective campaigns on track, on the pitch and on the court.