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WALES SENIOR WOMEN'S TEAM
Jul 13, 2014, 7:26 pm

*WEEK 3*** of the FIBA European Championships see Wales women go into action as they take on the current champions and hosts, Austria in the opening game of the championships at 6pm UK time on Monday 14th July. There are 3 new caps in the team this year, Jennifer Dorney-Kingdom, Melanie Curson and Jessica Hunt also the team see the return of Sarah Wagstaff and Laura Hinchliffe who both last took the floor for Wales in 2010 in Armenia. The coaching staff has a new look as well with Solent Suns coach Christopher Lee coming in as Assistant Coach and 2012 Womens Assistant Coach Shaun Reynolds moving up to Head Coach.

4 Jennifer Dorney-Kingdom
5 Amy Kingston
6 Jessica Ross
7 Hayley Acreman
8 Megan Jenkins
9 Laura Shanahan
10 Jessica Johanna Hunt
11 Amelia Reynolds
12 Sarah Christine Wagstaff
13 Laura Hinchliffe
14 Melanie Louise Curson
15 Megan Carter

After Austria, Wales will go on to play Scotland then Azerbaijan in the pool stages then the championships will go in to the battle for placings.
Follow the teams progress on live stats at www.fibaeurope.com

***WEEK 3***  of the FIBA European Championships see Wales women go into action as they take on the current champions and hosts, Austria in the opening game of the championships at 6pm UK time on Monday 14th July. There are 3 new caps in the team this year, Jennifer Dorney-Kingdom, Melanie Curson and Jessica Hunt also the team see the return of Sarah Wagstaff and Laura Hinchliffe who both last took the floor for Wales in 2010 in Armenia. The coaching staff has a new look as well with Solent Suns coach Christopher Lee coming in as Assistant Coach and 2012 Womens Assistant Coach Shaun Reynolds moving up to Head Coach.

4     Jennifer Dorney-Kingdom  
 5 Amy Kingston   
 6 Jessica Ross        
 7 Hayley Acreman  
 8 Megan Jenkins 
 9 Laura Shanahan   
10 Jessica Johanna Hunt   
11 Amelia Reynolds      
12 Sarah Christine Wagstaff    
13 Laura Hinchliffe    
14 Melanie Louise Curson   
15 Megan Carter  

After Austria, Wales will go on to play Scotland then Azerbaijan in the pool stages then the championships will go in to the battle for placings.
Follow the teams progress on live stats at www.fibaeurope.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WALES SENIOR MEN'S TEAM
Jul 9, 2014, 2:51 pm

Basketball Wales would like to thank the following sponsors for their support in the FIBA Senior Men's Competition

   

JORDAN SEELEY

BETVICTOR

MATTHEW LORD

LET ME PLAY

DAMIAN COPE

RUMBLES SPORTSWEAR

ADAM RICKWOOD

THE RICKWOOD FAMILY

CHRIS PEARCE

TOTAL SWIMMING

ANNUREET BAJWA

LLAANTRISANT POST OFFICE

STEVEN BORDE

CHRIS REES ACADEMY, BRIZILIAN JUI JITSU

JAMES DAWE

CARDIFF MET ARCHERS

OWEN WILLIAMS

ANDY WILLIAMS, FLEXSEAL

BEN POTTS

BEN POTTS, B&S GROUP, POWER SOLUTIONS


GREAT BRITAIN MEN'S TEAM
Jul 9, 2014, 12:47 pm

CALLING ALL BASKETBALL FANS

 

0844 338 8000 WWW.THETICKETFACTORY.COM

 

 

BBL stars Drew Sullivan, James Jones and Gareth Murray have all been named to the GB squad for the upcoming EuroBasket preparation & qualification games.

 

They are joined in the squad by NBA stars Luol Deng, Joel Freeland, and Byron Mullens.

 

Great Britain men's team are relying on you to help them sustain their superb rise to the fore as an elite level basketball nation.

 

In July, for the first time since their appearance at EuroBasket 2013, the Great Britain Men's basketball team will be stepping out on home soil in two exciting preparation games against Latvia at the University of Worcester Arena.

 

In August, the team will hit the court at the Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in exciting match-ups against Group A rivals Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Iceland.

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina will arrive with legendary head coach Dusko Ivanovic, infamous for his temperamental coaching style, whilst forward Mirza Teletovic can often prove an irresistible force.

 

Iceland meanwhile can't be taken lightly, especially with the likes of the prolific Jon Stefansson and powerful forward Hlynur Baeringsson on board.

 

Preparation Games

19th July v Latvia @ University of Worcester Arena (3pm)

20th July v Latvia @ University of Worcester Arena (3pm)

Tickets (for each day) - £15 Adult / £10 Concession

Booking & Transaction Fees will apply

 

 

Eurobasket Qualifiers

13th August v Bosnia & Hertergovina (7pm) @ Copper Box Arena, London

20th August v Iceland (7pm) @ Copper Box, London

Tickets: Premium Seats £30 / Standard Adult Seats £25 / Standard Concession Seats £18

Booking & Transaction Fees will apply

 

 

Get your tickets now to watch all the GB stars this summer. Visit theticketfactory.com or call 0844 338 8000 now.

 


U16 GIRLS FIBA COMPETITION
Jul 7, 2014, 8:35 pm

The Board of BW would like to congratulate the players, coaching staff and parental support for their hard work in taking part in the U16 Girls FIBA Competition. The girls played extremely well and should be proud of themselves.
 


U16 BOYS FIBA COMPETITION
Jul 7, 2014, 8:29 pm

The Board of BW would like to congratulate the players, coaching staff and parental support that all combined to bring Bronze medal success for the U16 boys in the division C championships


GB WOMEN EURO TEAM
Jun 8, 2014, 12:58 pm

Basketball Wales would like to wish the GB ladies team the best of luck in their Euro qualifying matches which start on the 8th June. Wales is very proud to have Stef Collins of Wales and Cardiff Met Archers in the squad. Good luck

 


Basketball Wales ENDC
Mar 3, 2014, 9:55 pm

An exciting opportunity within Basketball Wales has arisen for a Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach and Sports Scientist (voluntary).

The successful candidate will take lead role in the development of the Strength & Conditioning program at Basketball Wales and provide Sports Science support to the National Program.

Role
Strength & Conditioning

Provide S&C support to elite athletes around the country.
To attend national team training, where you will be required to deliver warm-up and cool down procedures, speed and agility drills and any other tasks and the discretion of the Head Coach.
Monitor selected athletes on a weekly basis.
Monitor and conduct a battery of fitness tests designed to cover all aspects of playing performance.
If asked, attend tournaments including European championships (expenses covered)

Sports Science
Conduct workshops when required on aspects of Sports Science
Educate athletes in certain aspects of Sports Science
Manage Sport Science Support when needed

Essential:

Currently undergoing an undergraduate Degree in Strength & Conditioning or Sports Science (BSc)

Demonstrate an understanding of strength and conditioning theory, principles in periodization and practical application.

Ability to effectively program S&C sessions.

Ability to teach Olympic Lifts and speed and agility mechanics

Ability to manage and co-ordinate athletes and programs.

Competent in word processing and use of Microsoft Excel

Excellent communication skills

Flexible working hours (including weekend and evenings)

Driving license and transport availability

Desirable:

Coaching Qualification in Basketball

First Aid Certificate

Experience working within Team Sports

How to apply
Please send tour CV and covering letter to basketballwales.strength@gmail.com.

Closing date: Friday 14th March 2014
Date of interview: Expected Saturday 22nd April 2014


Government group on basketball commissions report into the sport
Mar 3, 2014, 9:35 pm

Government group on basketball commissions report into the sport

Monday, 03-Mar-2014

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Basketball (APPG) is investigating "The ability of Basketball to make a difference to the social challenges affecting young people, particularly in the UK's inner cities". The group has issued a 'Call to Evidence' asking organisations running a basketball programme that tackles the social challenges affecting young people in cities across the country to come forward with any information and evidence they have on how their programme addresses these issues.

 

The APPG hopes that the Inquiry will:

 

1. highlight the current evidence and the potential of Basketball's ability to rehabilitate disaffected youth, both keeping them off the streets and providing them with life changing opportunities;

 

2. highlight that Basketball is increasingly being used as an activity to convey a range of positive health and education-related messages to young people;

 

3. increase the profile of Basketball's achievements at grassroots' level with MPs and Peers;

 

4. achieve greater recognition of the good work within Basketball-related programmes;

 

5. encourage funding from widespread sources for effective Basketball-related programmes; and

 

6. improve the standing of Basketball within the Government, particularly at national level, and in the private and third sectors

 

Anyone wishing to submit information for inclusion in the Inquiry is asked to forward it to Roy Bent, who is acting on behalf of the APPG, no later than 5:00pm on Friday 14th March 2014. Submissions may be sent either by post/courier to 2 Pine View, Leicester Forest East, Leicester, LE3 3FX and/or via email to roybent68@btinternet.com.

 

They should be provided in PowerPoint, Word or Excel format, and comprise not more than circa 50 pages. Independent verification of any claims related to the programmes is particularly encouraged, as well as the source identified for such independent verification.

 

Following a review, a short list of submissions will be selected, and the organisers of those programmes will be invited to make a short presentation to the APPG and invited guests at one of three APPG Hearings to be held at Westminster between 10am and 12pm on successive Tuesdays, 25th March, 1st April and 8th April 2014. All submissions will form part of the final Inquiry Report. Following the presentations an Inquiry Report will be produced by the middle of May 2014.

 

It is hoped that the information and evidence submitted by programme organisers will provide detailed and compelling evidence of how these basketball, and basketball-related, programmes are succeeding in tackling the difficult social challenges affecting young people, particularly in the UK's inner cities.

 

Notes

 

The Terms of Reference for the Inquiry are:

 

1. To inquire into Basketball in the widest sense and in particular:

 

a. its interest to disadvantaged young people in UK inner cities, while utilising available participation data from Sport England; Department for Culture, Media & Sport; and other sports organisations;

b. current Basketball-related programmes that are addressing inner city social challenges and/or promoting all aspects of a healthy lifestyle and the importance of education;

c. lessons learned and outcomes from those programmes, and the ability to replicate those outcomes in other locations;

d. origins and sustainability of funding where funding exists for current programmes; and

e. examples from other countries and/or jurisdictions

 

2.To make recommendations as follows:

 

a. How such Basketball-related programmes could be better and more effectively delivered;

b. How various government entities might collaborate to provide funding in an efficient and cost effective manner, and sustainably, to use Basketball as a method of engagement and change; and

c. How to bring examples of best practice to the widest audience of partners, potential funders, decision makers, media, etc.

 

To make a submission for inclusion in the Inquiry:

 

• Send all information and evidence no later than 5pm on Friday 14th March 2014

• Send all information and evidence to Roy Bent via:

  Email: roybent68@btinternet.com; or 

  Post: 2 Pine View, Leicester Forest East, Leicester, LE3 3FX


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