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ENDC U11 BOYS AND GIRLS TEAMS FOR 2015
Jan 25, 2015, 4:14 pm

The ENDC are taking a big jump forward by introducing a U11's boy's and girl's teams for 2015. This is for players born in 2004 and after, with an aim to compete in a International tournament in June.
For this to happen, this group will take over the time slot and dates for our present Mini's programme, so the next scheduled Mini's session will now be a trial for the Wales U11's boy's and girl's on the 14th Feb. We would like to invite any player born 2004 and after, boy's and girls's to attend and depending on the numbers and standard, a squad will be selected and announced on this page.
Players are to arrive at 10.30am for registration. This trial will be free, you will be required to bring along with you a passport size photograph.If you are presently a member of one of the ENDC groups, this is available to you also. 
If you have any questions, please email elite_performance@basketballwales.com


Basketball Wales Officiating and Scania Cup Continue Partnership
Jan 24, 2015, 1:17 pm

Basketball Wales Officiating is pleased to announce that we have secured the opportunity to nominate two Basketball Wales referees to attend the prestigious Scania Cup tournament held over the Easter period in , Sodertalje Sweden.

 

Scania Cup is an international basketball tournament for U12 - U18 teams comprising of teams from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Finland. It has been running for over 30 years and has hosted a referee clinic for 25 years.

 

In recent years the referee clinic has had well over 100 referees attending with top referee Instructors from Sweden, FIBA Europe and FIBA World delivering educational seminars and providing feedback to referees on game performance. Each game is officiated utilising 3 person mechanics.

 

Any Basketball Wales referee looking to further their own personal development and attend this camp should email officiating@basketballwales.com by Friday 6th February 2015

 

Further information and costs of the camp can be found on the website below 

 

http://www.scaniacamp.com/


Swansea Storm host successful Yr 6 Primary School Festival
Jan 22, 2015, 6:00 pm

Swansea Storm Basketball Cub in conjunction with Swansea Sports Development team held a mini basketball festival on Wednesday 21st January at the LC leisure Center which was attended by 223 Year 6 pupils from all across the city.

 

More of these festivals are planned in the coming months to offer Mini Basketball opportunities to pupils in Years 3, 4 and 5.

 

Swansea Storm Head Coach and Active Young Peoples officer Gavin Lewis said "the event was a great success all the pupils thoroughly enjoyed playing and competing against other schools. The players also had the opportunity to meet Swansea Storm Senior Players who were in attendance to offer some coaching tips and advice"

 

www.swanseastorm.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Basketball Wales Level 1 Table Official's Course - Cardiff
Jan 20, 2015, 1:58 pm


Basketball Wales Change of Address
Dec 9, 2014, 3:54 pm

Please be advised that Basketball Wales has changed its postal address as follows: 

 

Basketball Wales,

c/o Cocyn Uchaf,

Moelfre, Anglesey,

Wales,

LL72 8LL

 

The aforementioned changes are to take place with immediate effect


BW Men's Head Coach Vacancy
Nov 25, 2014, 9:39 pm

Basketball Wales National Team Coaching Vacancy

 

Basketball Wales would like to invite applications for the position of Wales National Team
Senior Men’s Head Coach. The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing the
Senior Men’s Team to compete in the 2016 Small Nations Fiba Tournament, Kingdom Cup
and qualifying for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. With such an exciting and demanding
competition schedule, Basketball Wales are looking for a experienced and enthusiastic
Coach to work within a well established development programme and to work along side
our ENDC National Team Staff.

 

The position will be voluntary, although as you can imagine, it is a fantastic and rewarding opportunity to coach at the highest level of the game at World and European level.

 

If you would like to apply for the position and you fulfil the below criteria, please forward a cover letter, and a up to date C.V to: elite_performance@basketballwales.com

 

Applications should be received by 2nd January 2015. No applications received after this
date will be accepted. Please find below minimum requirements for candidates.

 

Suitable level of criteria to fulfil the position.
UKCC or BW Level 3, FECC or equivalent or FIBA approved License.

 

Suitable experience to fulfil the position.
Minimum of 2 years as a Senior National Team Assistant Coach, or 10 years as a Head
Coach with a National League Standard Club or equivalent to include minimum of 3 years
as a Senior Head Coach or equivalent level. International experience would be preferred
but not essential.

 

Appointment will be subject to Enhanced DBS Check and reference check
Short listed candidates will be invited to interviews to be held at Rhondda Fach Sports
Centre, Tylorstown on 1st February 2015


Independent Chair and Board Directors for British Basketball
Nov 17, 2014, 1:39 pm

British Basketball are now seeking an Independent Chair and three Independent Directors to help lead take the sport to the next level.

A job description and other relevant information can be viewed and downloaded at

http://basketballwales.com/index.php?downloadreq=55639


Basketball Wales decision made to secure future of the game in Wales
Nov 7, 2014, 12:30 pm

Dear Members

On behalf of the Board of Basketball Wales(Pelfasged Cyf),I am pleased to advise that Wales will
sign up to the British Basketball project to work alongside our colleagues from England and Scotland. 

Wales has been part of the British Basketball Federation since its inception and has worked in
conjunction with our colleagues from England and Scotland to develop best practice models for the
development of the game. The British Basketball project is the collaboration of 3 home nations working together to establish a new improved framework for basketball in GB. 

The Board of Basketball Wales ( Pelfasged Cyf ) based its decision to sign up to the British Basketball project as it would be in the long term interest of the game in Wales and would result in strengthening our working relationships with all our key stakeholders, potential for new funding streams, increased participation and improvements in standards across players, coaches and officials. 

Should we have decided not to sign up to the British Basketball Project then there would have been
serious consequences for basketball in Wales 

• FIBA has stated that by June 2016, GB will be the only federated organisation. Individual Home Nations would not be recognised federations.

• FIBA has said that a ‘No’ decision to join GB would mean immediate suspension,

• A potential breakdown in communication with Sport Wales, limited benefits for our Sponsors and no opportunity for our Member’s to participate, achieve and excel individually and collectively;

• No access to third party funding. 

For British Basketball to maximise its potential it must comprise of three equal partners, therefore,the three Home Nations have made a strategic commitment to invest in development opportunities to deliver equality a cross all Home Nations. 

The ‘Articles’ that will govern the operation of the new British Basketball Federation will requires unanimous agreement from its three members England, Scotland and Wales. 

This is a unique opportunity to increase participation, realise achievement and for each individual to excel. 

The following communication from the Board of Basketball Wales provides the detail to substantiate our decision. 

http://basketballwales.com/index.php?downloadreq=55619

I look forward to working closely with you all. 

Justin Ogleby

Chairman of Basketball Wales


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