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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, Legea 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


TRANSFORMING BASKETBALL IN BRITAIN TOGETHER: A NEW VISION & STRATEGY
May 24, 2016, 8:56 am

 

THE BRITISH BASKETBALL FEDERATION (BBF) TODAY PUBLISHES ITS VISION AND STRATEGY FOR BASKETBALL IN BRITAIN AS A RESULT OF A CONSULTATION PROCESS THAT HAS INVOLVED REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE RESPECTIVE BOARDS OF BASKETBALL ENGLAND, BASKETBALL SCOTLAND AND BASKETBALL WALES, AS WELL AS THE BASKETBALL FOUNDATION, BRITISH BASKETBALL LEAGUE (BBL) AND WOMEN'S BRITISH BASKETBALL LEAGUE (WBBL) AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES.

 

Together with public input through the futureofbasketball.co.uk website, over 1000 people have contributed to this vision and high level strategy. However, this is just the beginning of the process and engagement, which we believe can change the way the sport works and also create a culture that will sustain growth in the long term.

It is very much a long term vision; it will take several Olympic cycles to build the GB teams to where they aspire to be and to build the sport from the grassroots up to create a stronger fan base, a bigger and better pool of players and officials -as well as increasing the awareness and profile of the sport across all age groups.

The passionate people who follow the teams, play the games, and administer the clubs at every level of the sport are the focus of this strategy. The BBF, together with its three Home Country Association members, are responsible for leading, co-ordinating and supporting their efforts to develop the sports many participants.

The document 'Transforming Basketball in Britain Together' is available HERE and will also be available on futureofbasketball.co.uk - together with a summary of the feedback from the public consultation.

The document identifies six interlinked strategic outcomes, the strategic objectives that underpin that and 10 immediate strategic priorities. The next step through six advisory working groups is to develop the actions plans to deliver these with milestones and targets against which progress will be measured. We will report back regularly on these working groups and it is intended to complete the whole process by the end of the year.

The BBF is grateful for the support of FIBA, Sport England and Deloitte for the process so far and for the commitment and engagement of all those who have contributed to the consultation process.

Sport England published its own strategy in response to the DCMS (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) Sporting Future on 19 May. We believe that as we develop the action plans and targets to support the transformation of basketball in Britain, the BBF and the Home County Associations will be able to set out the contribution the sport can make to those goals.

In particular, in targeting the inactive (especially in under 25 and over 50 age groups), in developing the women's game, by increasing the capabilities and enjoyment of children and young people in sport, in supporting the many volunteers who make sport happen and developing our core of regular and talented players. This will be enhanced by investing in facilities at the heart of communities and joining up the work and activity of basketball groups in those communities.

"The time is right to be taking on the challenge of transforming basketball in Britain with the coming together of the three home nations and in the context of the new DCMS led strategy for Active Nations. We have made the first steps in building the relationships to foster belief and confidence in our sport and we look forward to making progress in the months and years ahead." Nick Humby, BBF Chairman

"It is a very exciting time for basketball, with many opportunities to get the game at the forefront of the nation. Setting out a direction and ambition for the sport is just the start. The next phase will be about engaging more and making things happen. Basketball England will be asking clubs, coaches, referees, officials and other stakeholders, about their current and future needs. We'll use these responses to help us make better decisions and to become more accessible and sustainable. We'll be announcing our plans and ways to engage in the coming weeks." Stewart Kellett, CEO Basketball England.

"basketballscotland fully supports the drive to transform basketball together. We are working to ensure that our strategy for improving the game in Scotland, which is focussed on supporting clubs, and developing a performance system that can deliver both competitive Scottish teams for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and develop Scottish players to a standard where they can represent GB, is aligned to the wider plan." Kevin Pringle, CEO Basketball Scotland

"Basketball Wales is working hard to play its full role in the development of the strategy for basketball in Britain and is delighted that as a first step it has achieved recognition with Sport Wales for the recent governance changes made. In particular the Welsh board is working hard to grow the pool of talented young basketball players in schools and clubs." Stephen Lloyd, Chair of Basketball Wales.

"On behalf of the BBL and WBBL clubs, I welcome the new vision for the sport. Our clubs have an important role in the talent pathway, in the local communities and in supporting the profile of the sport. We have plans around many clubs for new arenas that will sit at the heart of local basketball communities." Kevin Routledge, BBL and WBBL.


Wales U16 Men Sponsorship Donation
May 23, 2016, 10:28 am


Basketball Wales would like to thank Amerex Fire International Ltd for their kind sponsorship donation made to our U16 Men's International squad as they continue preparations for their FIBA European championship in Cyprus this July.

Please take the opportunity to visit Amerex's website by clicking the link below


http://www.amerexfire.eu/


U18 Women's Squad Announced for FIBA Tournament
May 22, 2016, 8:27 pm

 

Basketball Wales would like to congratulate the following 12 players that have been selected to represent Wales at this summers FIBA U18' Women's Championship which takes place in Tiblisi, Georgia

 

Emily Stradling - Cardiff Met Archers 
Sophie Evans - Leicester Riders 
Megan Baker-Rees - Baglan Blazers
Lauren Davies - Cardiff Met Archers 
Abigail Francis - Cardiff Met archers 
Alecia Wilson-Morgan - Cardiff City
Jessica Wall - Aberystwyth 
Emily Skinner - Cardiff City 
Gemma Thomas - Bangor University 
Shona Williams - Sefton Starlights 
Megan McLoughlin - Sefton Starlights
Lucy Edwards - Cardiff Met Archers

 

Staff
James Morgans - Mold Magic 
Victoria Gottwald - Bangor University 
Tara Davies - Cardiff Met Archers


U18 Men's Squad Announced for FIBA Tournament
May 22, 2016, 8:24 pm

Basketball Wales would like to congratulate the following 12 players that have been selected to represent Wales at this summers FIBA U18's Men's Championship which takes place in San Marino

 

Kieran Howell PG - Myerscough College 
Joseph Etherington PG - Sefton Stars
Lewis Pettitt G - Bristol Flyers
Alex Koukouravas G - Bristol Flyers (Captain)
Kieran Horrigan G - Leicester Riders
Luke Webster-Smith SF - Cheshire Wire 
Isaiah Walker SF - McCallie High School, Tennessee
Nic Page F - Swansea Storm (Vice Captain)
Andrew Park F - Sefton Stars (Vice Captain)
Morgan Carter F - Leicester Riders
Ryan Durston C - Swansea Storm
Jackson Freeman C - Vale Vipers

 

Head Coach : Darren Oakey
Assistant Coach : Lee Walker
Assistant Coach : Rob Kinnear
Team Manager : Gary Page


U16 Men FIBA Squad for Cyprus Announced
Apr 15, 2016, 11:42 am

Basketball Wales would like to congratulate the following 12 players that have been selected to represent Wales at this summers FIBA U16 Men Division C championship which takes place in Nicosia Cyprus, hosted by the Cyprus Basketball Federation.

 

1 Ryan Andrew Wrexham Raiders
2 Ben Charlton Plymouth Raiders
3 Rhys Evans Tonyrefail Tigers
4 Cai Gibson Thomas Bristol Flyers
5 Jamie Gray Cheshire Wire
6 Pav Igic Swansea Storm
7 Dan Koukouravas Bristol Flyers
8 Rhys Mackenzie Cardiff Met Archers
9 Laz Minty Walker Neath Port Talbot Blazer
10 Harrison Riseborough Vale Vipers
11 Llifon Torr St Gerards Bangor
12 Ethan Waters Cardiff Met Archers

 


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