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FIBA U15 Camp for Girls, Slovenia
Aug 5, 2016, 4:47 pm

U15 international players Maisie Harrhy and Olivia Thompson recently attended the 10th edition of the FIBA U15 Camp for Girls which was held in Postojna, Slovenia.



Both players were accompanied on the trip by BW Coach Beth Jones who was also participating on the camp to further develop her coaching knowledge and skills.



This annual event organised by FIBA and the Slovenian Basketball Federation is focused on the development of young female players, coaches and referees and has always provided our attendees with a positive experience.



Working with other players, coaches and referees from all across Europe, with the shared philosophy of developing female basketball.


Basketball Wales would like to extend our thanks FIBA for this great experince for our players and coaches.


Basketball Wales National Team Coaching Vacancies 2016-17 Season
Aug 1, 2016, 2:59 pm


Monday, August 01, 2016

Applications are invited for the roles of Head Coach, Assistant Coach and Development Coach for the Wales age group and Senior National Teams, including:


U12 boys, U12 girls, U14 boys, U14 girls, U15 boys, U16 boys, U16 girls, U17 boys, U18 Men, U18 Women, U23 Men, U23 Women, Senior Men, Senior Women.


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an emerging NGB as we develop players and staff for Welsh National Teams and for the GB programme.


Applications are welcome from both experienced coaches and those who are looking to take their first steps in international coaching.


All positions are voluntary and for the one-year period, through to the conclusion of their respective FIBA Championship (U16 teams only) and an exciting and innovative new International Competition Programme (all teams) in the summer of 2016.


A continuation of the role for a second year is subject to review.


Applicants should forward the completed application form together with a covering letter and brief CV by email to LucyWitt@basketballwales.com and copy to Cameron@basketballwales.com by Monday 22nd August 2016.


Interviews for Head Coaching positions will be held on the 3rd and 4th September in Cardiff, unless otherwise notified.


Please select and download application forms and job descriptions from the Basketball Wales website http://basketballwales.com/index.php?p=downloads (Scroll Down to the 'National Teams Coaching Adverts' Section')

C L Jones limited sponsor U16 Welsh International LLifon Torr
Jul 28, 2016, 12:07 pm



Basketball Wales would like to thank C.L Jones Timber and Builders Merchants for their kind individual player sponsorship of Welsh U16 International player Llifon Torr.


Llifon has just recently returned form Cyprus where he represented Wales at the FIBA U16 European championship Division C.


C L Jones is a family run business established in 1982.  During the past 28 years they have been able to build a team of dedicated and knowledgeable staff and their aim is to continue to grow from strength to strength, making sure we provide the very best service to all our customers.


We trade from four different locations in the Gwynedd & Conwy area and are able to offer a delivery service for any size order. 




Video Analysis at Basketball Wales
Jul 19, 2016, 5:23 pm


At Basketball Wales, we use a combination of synergetic video analysis tools provided by AnalysisPro Ltd, to help further enhance our coaching and performance. Video analysis enables us to gain a greater understanding of our training and match performances, by highlighting our own strengths and weaknesses, along with those of our opposition. We recommend all teams to carry out video analysis processes and experience the benefits themselves.


Our tools are provided by the Welsh based Performance Analysis consultancy, AnalysisPro Ltd. They provide a variety of different solutions from IP Cameras, to computerised video analysis software, apps and online sharing and review platforms. Importantly, AnalysisPro have affordable and scalable solutions that can benefit teams with different budget levels. To find out more about AnalysisPro and what they can provide, you can visit their website here: http://www.analysispro.net/


To analyse our performances in depth, we use the Nacsport video analysis software. This allows us to capture video from our camera onto the computer, analyse actions as they happen and also review the statistics and recorded clips back on other devices live during the event. We can also analyse videos which have been recorded directly onto the camera if we don’t do things live.


Once the footage has been analysed using our own customised templates, we can create presentations of our key clips to add notes and drawings onto them to enhance our feedback mechanisms. We can also review our footage and statistics easily with the dashboard and matrix tools that are in the software.


Nacsport gives us a way of systematically breaking down a match or training session to highlight key patterns and results which can then be shared amongst the team.


To find out more about Nacsport, visit this page on AnalysisPro’s website: http://www.analysispro.net/product/nacsport


Basketball Wales AGM 2016 - Sunday 24th July 2pm
Jul 8, 2016, 8:57 pm
AGM 2016

Further to our announcement made on the 8th June 2016 via our registration email database and on our social media channels, Basketball Wales would like to remind our members of the following notice.

The AGM of Pelfasged Cyf (Basketball Wales) a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales, company number 08273793 is scheduled for Sunday 24th July 2016 at the Welsh Institute of Sport, Cardiff and at Plas Menai, Caernarfon (Via Video Link)

The meeting will commence at 2pm 

Any member that is unable to attend in person may appoint a proxy who is able to attend the AGM and vote on resolutions set in the agenda below.

An example proxy form can be obtained from the downloads section of http://basketballwales.com/index.php?p=downloads which explains in detail the full process of appointing a proxy.

AGM Agenda 
1. Chairman's welcome and opening of AGM.
2. Apologies for absence.
3. Special Resolution - Adoption of proposed Articles of Association of Pel Fasged Cyf, Company Number 08273793
4. Minutes of 2015 AGM
5. Matters arising
6. Chairman's Report
7. Directors' Reports 
8. AOB (please email questions in advance directed to the chairman - chairman@basketballwales.com within 7 days of the meeting)
9. Date, time and venue of next AGM meeting.
10. Conclusion and thanks.

*Please note, all reports and previous minutes will not be read out. They are placed on the BW web site in the downloads section (see above link) for your full review. 

The BW accounts are currently being prepared by our accountant and as soon as they are ready they will be uploaded to the website for members to download and view.

The AGM is an opportunity to raise, discuss and make decisions. Please bear this in mind when attending the meeting - thank you.

Dr Steve Lloyd 
Chairman Basketball Wales

Sport Wales Recognition Review
Jul 7, 2016, 12:43 pm

The Board of Basketball Wales is pleased to announce that over the past several months we have been working closely with Sport Wales to complete our Recognition Review process.


A number of Board directors have devoted numerous hours to this task, and I am pleased to report that Sport Wales, following their Board meeting in May have confirmed a Basketball Wales conditional recognition status.


Over the coming months Basketball Wales will continue to work closely with colleagues at Sport Wales to meet the conditions that have been set out. We are positive that once we have demonstrated these conditions have been satisfactorily achieved, full recognition will follow.


Basketball Wales would like to sincerely thanks both Gareth Parry and Ian Blackburn at Sport Wales, both of whom have worked closely with members of the Board of BW to help us with this process.


Sport Wales has written directly to British Basketball and FIBA to inform them of the work we have completed over the past months and to confirm our Conditional Recognition status.

Full details of the work to be undertaken by Basketball Wales in the coming months can be viwed here http://basketballwales.com/index.php?downloadreq=57198

Yours in Sport

Dr Steve Lloyd
Chairman Basketball Wales

U16 Women FIBA Squad Announced
Jul 6, 2016, 3:34 pm


Basketball Wales would like to congratulate the following 12 players that have been selected to represent Wales at this summers FIBA U16 Women's European Championship Division C which takes place in Andorra


Rosie Daniel
Beth Edwards
Darcie Graham
Sophie Griffiths
Nicola Hughes
Ellie MacMillan
Beth McLoughlin
Olivia Shipman
Kira Smith
Lowri Thomas
Freya Williams
Shona Williams

Basketball Wales AGM - Sunday 24th July 2016
Jun 27, 2016, 9:25 am

Basketball Wales is pleased to announce the date of our Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Sunday 24th July 2016, and will take place at the Welsh Institute of Sport, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff and at Plas Menai, Caernarfon starting at 2pm. There will be a live video conference link direct between the two locations.


Further information on the AGM will be announced shortly on this website and on our social media sites.


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