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National Team Trials
Aug 1, 2018, 7:10 pm

Basketball Wales would like to announce that the junior national team trials will be held on Sunday 9 September at venues and times to be confirmed.

 

Please make a note of the following...

 

Payment and Basketball Wales license

 

The coast of the trial is £7.50. Please make sure that you have paid for this in advance. No cash payments will be taken on the day. If you have not paid then you will not be able to take part in the trial. Please bring a copy of your receipt as proof of payment. You will also need a 2018/19 Basketball Wales License.

 

The PayPal portal for both payments will be available from Monday 20 August 2018.

 

Eligibility

 

Basketball Wales Bye Laws (26 June 2017) state that:

 

An athlete shall be eligible to represent Wales if they satisfy one of the following conditions:

(a) Born in Wales

(b) One or both parents born in Wales

(c) Grandparent/s born in Wales

(d) Have resided in Wales for 3 years immediately prior to selection

 

Age groups

 

Please make sure that your trial for your age group. Do not attend a trial for an older age group, even if you have played up an age group in previous years.

 

U12 - born between 1 January and 31 December 2007

U13 - born between 1 January and 31 December 2006

U14 - born between 1 January and 31 December 2005

U15 - born between 1 January and 31 December 2004

U16 - born between 1 January and 31 December 2003

U17 - born between 1 January and 31 December 2002

U18 - born between 1 January and 31 December 2001

U19 - born between 1 January and 31 December 2000

U20 - born between 1 January and 31 December 1999

 

Please note: These ages groups are based on a calendar year and not a school year.

 

Other things to remember...

 

Please DO NOT wear any Basketball Wales training kit to the trials

Please bring plenty of water

Please be on time

 

If you have any questions please email communications@basketballwales.com

 


Basketball Wales AGM 2018
Jul 7, 2018, 11:15 am

Pelfasged Cyf (Basketball Wales) AGM

Sunday 29 July 2018

3.00pm

Welsh Institute of Sport, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 

Plass Menai Sport Wales National Outdoor Centre, Caernarfon, LL55 1UE (Video link)

 

Agenda

 

1. Roll Call and Welcome

 

2. Apologies

 

3. Approval of Minutes of 2017 AGM

 

4. Matters arising from 2017 AGM Minutes

 

5. Basketball Wales Annual Reports Chair Report (CEO Report, National Team Reports, Schools Report, Officiating Report, Mini Basketball Report, Competitions Report)


6. Presentation of Annual Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2018
 
7. Brief Review of Strategic Development Plan 2016-2019
 
8. Close

 

Please note, all reports and previous minutes will not be read out. They will be placed on the BW website for your full review. If any member has any questions relating to specific reports please email your questions to chairman@basketballwales.com within 72 hours of the date of the AGM.

 

Limited copies of reports will be made available at the meeting, members are advised to bring their own copies with them.

 

Any member eligible to attend and vote at the above meeting is entitled to appoint a proxy. For more information regarding this process and to download the official proxy form go to the Downloads section and AGM 2018.


Briefing for the basketball membership of England, Scotland and WalesB
Jul 6, 2018, 3:03 pm

 

After months of negotiations, a way forward has been agreed to protect and grow the future of British Basketball. The Home Country Associations (HCAs) of England, Scotland and Wales, along with UK Sport and the UK Government have all helped to craft a sustainable and affordable plan that will safeguard the interests of all our members, whether at grass roots or in our national teams.

 

To reach this position we have worked closely with a number of crucial stakeholders, including the British Basketball League (BBL), alongside strong support from the Minister for Sport, Tracey Crouch, Alex Sobel MP, Sir Mike Penning MP, UK Sport and Sport England. We would like to thank them for their support during negotiations.

 

Our immediate focus

 

Unfortunately, the agreement had to be reached via the calling of an Exceptional General Meeting involving HCAs and British Basketball Federation (BBF), the organisation that runs the GB national teams. It was not possible to get complete agreement with BBF Board on crucial aspects of the way forward. As a result, the Board of BBF has elected to resign.

 

We will now work together to formulate a detailed way forward that all the governing bodies in the sport will deliver in partnership to achieve the following:

 

•         Keep our national teams on court and engage them more in the sport as a whole

•         Ensure continued solvency for BBF and file BBF annual accounts, which are still outstanding

•         Ensure that BBF is fit for purpose in terms of structure and the composition of its Board

•         Provide a forum for everyone to work together on key issues, including, but not limited to, performance basketball

•         Work together in raising significant commercial revenue

•         Share ideas and resources wherever possible.

  

All parties will now immediately focus on getting GB teams on court and reducing management overheads as we work to develop the sport from a strong foundation. 

 

Building strong HCAs and a strong GB

 

At the heart of discussions has been one central question: should we financially damage community basketball that is the lifeblood of our sport and that offers hope and opportunity to thousands of young people, in the hope of achieving success at GB level?

 

Throughout this process, the associations of England, Scotland and Wales have been united in their belief that success at GB level will only occur with strong HCAs, with effective pathways through to the senior teams, and with an acceptance that we are not an affluent sport at this time and need to cut our cloth accordingly. However, we believe that being pragmatic does not stop us from being ambitious for the sport we love.

 

We are acutely conscious that making the necessary cuts will be difficult in the short term. However, our priority in balancing the budget will be to keep players on court above all else, including working to ensure that we are able to field strong under-20s GB teams.

 

We believe that we need to work within our means and make sure that our resources are allocated to the community game, as well as the talent system. We believe that strong relationships within the game will be the foundation for strong and sustainable national teams, both on and off the court.

 

Recent media leaks

 

We would like to apologise to the basketball community across Great Britain which has had to deal with a confusing and fragmented picture of recent discussions with the British Basketball Federation, especially over the last few weeks, due to a steady stream of leaked information.

 

Direct communication with our membership is always important and we believe that there is a right way to do this. These leaks were out of our control and the HCAs have been united in refusing to engage in such tactics, which we believe only served to damage our sport.

 

Working together

 

As a national basketball community, we have seen that great things can happen when we come together. The Jr. NBA, the Special Olympics, amazing performances for Scotland and England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the recent coming together of community and national bodies to keep courts affordable in Edinburgh are all examples.  Unsung volunteers across GB are putting in time and effort to support those initiatives in clubs, schools, and with our GB teams. We believe that team work is vital to the future success for our sport.

 

We will make additional updates to the membership of our associations in the near future.

 


Joint Statement by the Home Country Associations on the future of British Basketball
Jul 3, 2018, 3:22 pm

In response to the recent media coverage, the Home Country Associations (HCAs) of England, Scotland and Wales wish to jointly clarify their position to our membership and to GB players in relation to current negotiations on the future of British Basketball.

 

We wish to confirm that all HCAs remain committed to working towards a structure and model for British Basketball that keeps GB teams on the floor for the long term and allows all parts of our sport to thrive and develop.

 

We value a strong BBF built on long-term financial stability, equality of access, strong foundations, mutual respect and a collegiate way of working.  We are seeking a sustainable, long-term plan for British Basketball that does not put other areas of our sport at significant risk.

 

We acknowledge that there is some distance between the proposals being put forward by the BBF and this position. However, we do not believe that playing out aspects of these ongoing discussions in a public forum is beneficial for the sport or helpful to our members. Therefore, we are committed to continuing to have honest and frank dialogue directly with colleagues within HCAs and with British Basketball.


GDPR - How Basketball Wales is keeping your personal data secure
May 24, 2018, 5:06 pm

 

Basketball Wales (BW) understands that your privacy is important to you, and we want you to be assured that your personal data is safe, secure and used for the sole purpose it is intended for according to our Data Protection Policy.

 

As of the 25 May 2018 new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, this requires Basketball Wales to update how we collect, use and store members personal data.

 

We have updated our Privacy Notice and Data Protection Policy to ensure that they are in line with the GDPR changes and also make it clear to members how we process their data and for what purposes. All these updated document can also be found in the Downloads section.

 

We are currently in the process of communicating with our membership to update marketing preferences to ensure we have ‘Opt In’ Permission so Basketball Wales can continue to keep our members informed via email of news, courses, events and special offers. Members can unsubscribe from these emails at any time by simply clicking the ‘Unsubscribe’ button at the bottom of the email. Alternatively you can email enquiries@basketballwales.com and we can complete this process for you.

 

Individuals Rights

Individuals and organisations on which Basketball Wales holds information have the right to:  

  1. The right to be informed
  2. The right of access
  3. The right to rectification
  4. The right to erasure
  5. The right to restrict processing
  6. The right to data portability
  7. The right to object
  8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

 

More information with regards to each individual right can be found on the ICO website –

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/

 

Online Registering System 

Users of the Basketball Wales online registration system do so in accordance with the Basketball Wales Privacy and Data Protection policy.  Any information provided by will be held by Basketball Wales on its computer records in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations.

 

Club Contact details will be placed on the Basketball Wales’ website, if you do not wish to have your club contact details on the Basketball Wales website please contact Basketball Wales at enquiries@basketballwales.com and we will remove your club contact details from our website.

 

We will also from time to time send individual members electronic communication via email. If you do not want to receive these communications please contact us at enquiries@basketballwales.com informing us that you no longer wish to receive these communications or click the opt-out link at the bottom of the communication. Moving forward our membership system will change to an opt-in marketing preferences and this will be fully operational in time for the new season registration 2018/19.

 

GDPR and Clubs

GDPR will also affect many of our clubs and leagues, the Sport and Recreation Alliance have developed a toolkit which can be found via the link below. This kit contains a number of useful resources and templates to assist sporting organisations take the necessary steps to become complaint with GDPR

https://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/pages/gdpr

 


New online shop for ordering Basketball Wales kit
May 17, 2018, 1:02 pm

We are pleased to announce that we have a new retail partner and an online shop to take the stress out of ordering Basketball Wales kit.

 

Cameron Seeley, Basketball Wales Performance Director said, “We are delighted to be working with Stephen Vickers and his team at Eurologo in Bridgend. We believe that they have the personnel and the experience to deliver a high quality and timely service to all our National Teams, providing them with the Givova kit they need for training and competitions”.

 

Eurologo Director Stephen Vickers added, “We are very excited and honoured to enter into this new partnership with Basketball Wales.  We pride ourselves on offering a professional service and look forward to providing teams with their kit and other accessories, and we welcome all queries and any specific requests from teams.  We hope that this is the start of a very long-standing relationship”.

 

Also, if any Basketball Wales affiliated clubs would like to set up an online club shop to help take the hassle out of ordering team kit, just email Stephen on stephen@eurologo.co.uk he will be happy to discuss all the available options and provide competitive rates to clubs on all Givova products as well supplying other brands.

 

The new Eurologo Basketball Wales online shop can be found at www.eurologo.co.uk/online-shop you’ll also find a link from the Basketball Wales homepage.


Ed Warner Appointed Interim Chair of British Basketball
May 16, 2018, 1:09 pm

Ed Warner, former Chair of UK Athletics and the British Equestrian Federation, has today been named as Interim Chair of British Basketball.  Warner, who also chaired the bid and organising committee for the London 2017 World Athletics Championships and has a long career in city finance, will start in his role immediately. 

  

Ed Warner said:

 

“I am delighted to have been appointed Interim Chair of British Basketball at such a pivotal time for the sport. Basketball has genuine mass appeal and, as the recent Commonwealth Games showed, our elite teams can deliver on the world stage when given the opportunity. I look forward to working with my Board colleagues, the sport’s wide range of stakeholders and potential partners to ensure a sustainable, vibrant and inspiring future for the sport at the elite level.”

 

Ed Warner joins a British Basketball Board that was recently strengthened by the appointment of four new Directors; Andrew Billingham, Emir Feisal, Sadie Mason and John Zerafa.  The new appointments bring a wealth of experience from Sport, Finance, Commercial, Marketing and Communications.   

 

The British Basketball board comprises 10 members, including representatives of England, Scotland and Wales Basketball, and is the body recognised by FIBA to run and manage GB’s elite Basketball programmes at U16, U18, U20 and senior levels. 

 

 

  

For more information, please contact:

 

British Basketball

Knowledge Dock Business Centre, 4-6 University Way, London E16 2RD

Email: media@basketballgb.com

 

The British Basketball Federation (BBF) is the British National Governing Body with responsibility for British teams playing in all FIBA competitions.

 

The vision and strategic outcomes of the BBF are to unify all major partners in Britain to work together to build the sport from grassroots to world class GB teams by engaging people in the sport.

 

For more information on the British Basketball Federation please visit:

 

Website http://www.gbbasketball.com

 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GBBasketball

 

Twitter https://twitter.com/gbbasketball


Vacancy - Basketball Wales Administrator
May 11, 2018, 10:06 am

Job Title:

Basketball Wales Administrator

Contract Type:

One Year Fixed Term Contract

Hours of Work:

17.5 hours per week

Salary:

£17,000 per annum pro-rata, plus benefits including pension and annual leave

Location:

Home-based primarily with some travel for meetings. Meetings are usually held at Sport Wales offices, Cardiff , CF11 9SW

Closing Date:

23.59pm on 25 May 2018 

Interview Dates:

Week commencing 4 June 2018

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a paid, part-time Administrator to join Basketball Wales and provide administrative support to the Board of Directors in delivering services to our diverse membership and the wider Basketball community in Wales, as Basketball Wales increases its focus on grassroots development and on opportunities to grow the sport.

 

We require a pro-active individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the successful candidate will play a pivotal role across the performance, participation and educational activities of Basketball Wales. They will have strong organisational skills, have good attention-to-detail, be able to work independently and interact with the Directors and with our members across Wales.

 


General Administration

  • Day-to-day administrative tasks, including dealing with membership queries, maintaining the National Body’s events calendar;

 

  • Provide transactional support to the Finance Director, including upkeep of the finance system;

 

  • Support the Safeguarding Officer in maintaining governance policies and related controls; and

 

  • Aid with the processing of DBS checks and compliance of members and volunteers

 

 

Education

  • Provide organisational support for the delivery of coaching, officiating and other courses

 

 

Participation

  • Collaborating with the Board to organise and deliver an audit of membership to help identify areas for the further services to be provided.

 

  • Provide administrative support for the delivery of the Mini Basketball Award Scheme and for the delivery of pilot programmes for Clubs and Communities.

 

 

Performance

  • Provide administrative support to the National Teams, including record-keeping, compliance with safeguarding requirements and centralising the organization of events.

 

The list above is not to be considered exclusive or exhaustive as there may be other duties and requirements associated with the post, which the Board may call upon the post holder to perform.

 

For further infomation and guidance please read the full job description for this new role.

 

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter outlining why you would be a good fit for this role to enquiries@basketballwales.com

 

 

This post is supported by Sport Wales


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