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Welcome to the Basketball Wales website

 

This website has been designed to be helpful to everyone in Wales and further afield, as Basketball Wales develops this great game.

 

Basketball is a wonderful game for everyone, young and old, male and female, able bodied and those with any form of disability. Played both indoor and outdoors, this enjoyable and energetic activity can contribute positively to the health, fitness and well being of all participants.

 

Basketball Wales is the National Governing Body (NGB) of the game of basketball in Wales. It has a voluntary Board of Directors, which works hard for the benefit of all connected with the sport.

 

We hope that you find the website interesting and helpful, and that it provides you with an insight into the wide variety of programmes that Basketball Wales facilitates.

 

Basketball Wales is extremely grateful for the support and assistance of our main sponsors, Givova and Molton – our sincere thanks to you. Our partnerships with you are very much appreciated.

 

Basketball Wales hopes that you will become an active member of our basketball family, be it as a player, official, spectator or sponsor.

 

Enjoy the Game!

 

Dr Steve Lloyd

Chair of Basketball Wales

 

Latest News


British Basketball Federation and British Basketball League Agree Heads of Terms for 10 Year Men’s League License
Nov 30, 2016, 1:28 pm

 

British Basketball Federation and British Basketball League Agree Heads of Terms for 10 Year Men’s League License
 
The British Basketball Federation (BBF) and the British Basketball League (BBL) have agreed the Heads of Terms for a new 10 year License for the BBL to continue to run the top professional men’s basketball league in Great Britain, at the expiry of the current License in summer 2017.
 
The agreement comes after months of discussions between the new FIBA approved Governing Body for basketball, the BBF, and the top British basketball Clubs, and heralds a turning point in the way the professional game in Great Britain will be managed and developed.
 
The new Terms will require new performance standards to be set for Clubs in the BBL, and a commitment to an improvement in those standards, with active monitoring by both the BBL and by the BBF. Those performance standards will include matters on and off the court, and will include playing venues, seating capacities, coaching standards, player remuneration and welfare, and promotion and administration standards.
 
Work on the detailed terms for the License will now proceed apace with completion in the first quarter of 2017, so that the License is fully implemented before the current License expires.
The Heads of Terms for the 10 year license was approved by the BBF Board on 25 November and by the BBL Board on 29 November.
 
For the BBF, Interim Chairman Bill McInnes OBE said, “We are delighted to reach this agreement with the BBL, and look forward to working with them to finalise a License which will improve the professionalism and standards of the men’s Clubs’ game in a clear and systematic way, with the whole of the sport united around a number of common objectives. Those objectives, which support the strategy developed for basketball in Britain earlier this year, include improving the commercialism and marketability of the club game, but also the opportunities for young British players, with a positive impact on the Great Britain teams.
 
“There is still work to be done to get all the detail agreed but we have been pleased with the approach of the top Clubs to working together to drive the sport forward.”
 
For the BBL, Chairman Sir Rodney Walker said, “This is an important milestone for the sport of basketball, and we are delighted with the progress so far to get a long term License in place. We have already seen some important commercial developments in the men’s professional game with the recent media deals with the BBC and the Perform Group, in addition to existing and extended commercial partnerships with Molten, Kappa, Genius Sports, Synergy and Tickets.com.”
 
“The certainty these arrangements will provide, and the commitment of all parties to work together to drive up standards and the professionalism of the sport, can only be good for basketball. But this is the start of the journey and there remains much work to be done.”
 
 
The British Basketball Federation was formed following Great Britain’s participation in the London Olympics 2012.  A requirement of FIBA, the world governing body for the sport, was that GB Basketball’s participation in the Olympics, under home country status, was under a single GB team and thus a single federation as opposed to the prior arrangements that saw Basketball England, Basketball Scotland and Basketball Wales oversee the sport in their own countries.  The BBF officially took oversight and responsibility for basketball in Great Britain in October 2016 following a transitional period.
 
The BBF Board consists of home country representatives, independent directors and appointed directors, some of which have been recruited to oversee the transitional period.  The current interim chair of the BBF Board is Bill McInnes, OBE, who has a long history and experience in basketball in Great Britain.

New NT Head Coach James Bamfield Talks about his experiences so far
Nov 23, 2016, 12:19 pm

 

“I’ve been excited to start the process of developing a Senior Men’s side Wales can be proud of. One of the things we have identified as vital to achieving this is the promotion of our young talent and so we have tried very hard to link the senior and U23 programs together with shared dates and venues.

 

Our first Trial in Swansea was very good with 25 players in attendance across the Senior and U23 age groups, the second at Deeside was even better with 30+ players in attendance.

 

We have decided to take forward an initial group of 15 players for the Senior squad and we had our first invite only session also at Deeside. I was really pleased with what I saw from the group, one of the things I was keen to develop was a full court Defensive mentality and up tempo offensive style. We were able to have a two hour session on each topic and put a lot of detail into our principles for Defence and Secondary break. The players really responded well and their attention to detail was pretty impressive as was their ability to adapt and react in a game situation.

 

In terms of my initial impression of the players who made themselves available I was very happy. I do believe there are other talented player who could be part of what we are trying to build but when you haven’t had any success in several years there will obviously be some malaise. We will be changing this and that is part of why we want to go with young hungry players who are desperate to wear a Welsh Uniform. It also fits with our remit under the wider banner to develop players capable of playing for GB.

 

The process to achieve that is to commit to personal improvement every day, be committed to NT camps and be hard nosed enough to understand their will be, I’m sure several hard times along the way, but to have belief that if we stick to the process the results will come.

 

The players are clearly buying into that with Ben Potts being a great example he’s taken his conditioning much more seriously and is in much better shape to compete. The word is also starting to spread that this is something worth being involved in I was delighted that Alan Duppa has made himself available and having an experienced guy like that around our talented youngsters will really help them. Jamie Rodwell who plays D1 for Hemel Storm is 6’8 and has nice mobility so he is an exciting piece. Combine that with some very talented u23s and I can start to see a squad developing I still hope to add to the squad and aim to carry around 20 players all said and done.

 

One of the things I would stress to the players is we aren’t going to change things overnight but I do believe that I can help establish a competitive NT and I am committed to that goal in the long term. I’m not a guy who has moved from program to program and I hope I can bring some stability to the position of Wales NT Head Coach.”

 

Initial Squad:

Mathew Broderick 6’8 Plymouth

Jamie Rodwell 6’8 Hemel Storm

Alan Duppa 6’7 Unattached

Sean Thomas 6’7 Unattached

Tom Nightingale 6’4 Unattached

Ben Potts 6’4  Unattached

Sam Roberts 6’1 Unattached

Matty Roberts 6’3 King’s Lynn Fury

Neal Allen 6’2 Sefton Stars

Nico Wilson 6’1 Worcester Wolves D3

Ollie Trotman 6’2 Unattached

Tom North 5’10 Sheffield Uni

Danny Walsh 6’1  Sefton Stars

Connor Easter 5’10 Worcester Wolves D3

Mishak Napton 5’10  Cardiff Met


British Basketball - Job Opportunities
Nov 15, 2016, 5:36 pm

 

Two exciting and challenging short term opportunities are now available at British Basketball. A small team is being appointed to help support the Board in executing the delivery of the new British Basketball Plan - Transforming Basketball in Britain Together 2016-2028.

 

For full details please click on the link below

 

http://www.gbbasketball.com/about/jobs.php

 

 


Board of Basketball Wales seek to appoint Independent Chair
Nov 11, 2016, 12:41 pm

Independent Chair Basketball Wales

 

Basketball Wales is the national governing body for the sport in Wales. Basketball is at a fascinating and exciting time in its development in Wales and the UK and is an activity that has a special appeal, yet to be fully unlocked in this country. It has a huge following in many countries and the organisation firmly believes that basketball has the potential to become a major sport and participation activity here in the UK.

 

Basketball Wales is now seeking an Independent Chair to lead the Board and play a critical leadership role in order to take basketball through a major transformation and to implement the highest standards of corporate governance and administration of the sport.

 

Key responsibilities and skills required:

To provide leadership to the sport and to the Board, ensuring the effective management of governance and oversight processes, whilst adopting a strategic approach to increasing basketball participation and setting the direction of the organisation
To understand the position of the organisation in its markets and relationship to key stakeholders, partners and sponsors
To act as a thought leader, profile generator and door opener for the sport in Wales and signal the increasing professionalisation and commercialisation of the organisation
To chair the Board meetings, get the best from its members and ensure that discussion focuses on the priorities that will transform the organisation and the sport
Share Basketball Wales’ ambition to grow the sport to its maximum potential in Wales
 

Candidates for the position should be able to demonstrate experience of Board leadership, possess a customer-led approach and a passion for sport. You will need to have the ability to develop and nurture relationships with various stakeholder groups and should act and take decisions in an open and transparent manner.

 

Please send CV and covering letter to: secretarygeneral@basketballwales.com  Closing date for applications: Wednesday 30th November 2016

 

Job Description and Role can be downloaded via this link 

http://basketballwales.com/index.php?downloadreq=57530 


Chair of Basketball Wales Dr Steve Lloyd to stand down in December
Nov 10, 2016, 12:00 pm

 

At a recent board meeting, the Chair of Basketball Wales, Dr Steve Lloyd, announced that he will be standing down at the end of 2016.
 
Over the past 18 months Dr Lloyd has been involved in a number of key initiatives that has seen the organisation strengthen its relationship with a number of key stakeholders, including Sport Wales and British Basketball.
 
Dr Lloyd has also attended a number of formal events in his capacity as Chair, including the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) which has met on a number of occasions in London in an attempt to help raise political awareness of our sport in Westminster.
 
Commenting on his tenure as BW Chair, Dr Lloyd said "It has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve as Chair of Basketball Wales over the past 18 months. Being the Chair of a great organisation such as BW provides an enthusiastic individual with a wonderful opportunity to lead a governing body of sport. I would like to wish the new Chair when he/she is appointed good fortune as they take on this new challenge and push this organisation and great sport of Basketball to new heights in Wales and GB"



 


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