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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
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.
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
Jul 9, 2014, 12:47 pm
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.
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
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
Mar 3, 2014, 9:55 pm
An exciting opportunity within Basketball Wales has arisen for a Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach and Sports Scientist (voluntary).
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Mar 3, 2014, 9:35 pm
Government group on basketball commissions report into the sport
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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: email@example.com; or
Post: 2 Pine View, Leicester Forest East, Leicester, LE3 3FX