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Former Wales International Player Wayne Ferguson has passed away
Jan 17, 2018, 11:11 am

 

 

Basketball Wales is saddened to hear of the passing of former international player Wayne Ferguson, aged 53.

 

Wayne who was born in Newport in November 1965 moved to Canada at an early age with his family where he played college basketball at the University of Carleton in Ottawa. 

 

Wayne played four seasons for the Ravens as a bruising power forward where he patrolled the area inside the paint, ’Wayne was a second team OUA All Star in 1991-92 and was a member of the 1988 OUA East Championship team that participated in the National Championships in Halifax.



After finishing university in Canada, Wayne returned to Wales where he played for the Cardiff Heat. Wayne was a member of the Cardiff Bay Heat team that participated in the early qualification rounds of the 1994 FIBA European Radivoj Korac Cup. 

 

http://www.fibaeurope.com/compID_MsfTeemRHYovSUdkYV76x0.season_1994.roundID_1161.teamID_2463.html

 

Tony Hinchey, a former team mate of Wayne's at the Heat said "he was a tenacious player who was loved and respected by his team mates and opponents. He was considerate, funny, kind loving and a strong person. The world will be a sadder place without him"

 

Wayne’s Funeral service will take place on Wednesday 24th January 2:30pm at Tovey Brothers Funeral Home, 9-11 Cardiff Road, Newport, NP20 2EH 

 

http://www.toveybros.co.uk/


Welsh National Schools Basketball Tournament 2017/18
Dec 21, 2017, 8:18 pm

Entries for the 2017/18 Welsh schools basketball tournament is now open! 

 

To enter your school please complete the application form and return to Gavin Lewis by email gjlewis_4@hotmail.com before Friday 19 January 2018.

 

Once we have all the entries in, we will email more details about the format of the competition.

 

Some key dates to help you plan...

 

The South Wales semi finals will take place on Tuesday 27 February at Swansea University, Swansea, SA2 8PP from 9.00am - 5.30am

 

Schools in North Wales will need to play their matches by Friday 2 March 2018.

 

The National Schools Finals will take place on Saturday 17 March at House of Sport, Cardiff  9.00am - 6.00pm. 

 

If you need any further infomation, please contact Gavin Lewis on 07968 531437 or gjlewis_4@hotmail.com

 

National Schools Basketball Tournament Application Form


Basketball Wales saddened to hear of the passing of Ellis Jones
Nov 23, 2017, 9:11 pm

Basketball Wales is saddened to hear of the passing of former international player Ellis Jones. Ellis gained numerous caps for Wales and played his club basketball in the Newport area. Ellis is pictured above in the white jacket receiving an award for his services to Welsh Basketball at the 2013 FIBA Europe General Assembly, which took place at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport. 

 

The Funeral takes place on Friday 24 November 11.30 am at the Holy Trinity Church Newport NP18 1JJ followed by service at Langston Crematorium and reception at Llanwern Golf Club.

 

Basketball Wales sends its condolences to the family, friends and former team mates of Ellis at the difficult time.


Wales Senior Women’s squad has a new Head Coach
Oct 27, 2017, 3:33 pm

Basketball Wales is delighted to announce that Karen Burton has been appointed as its new Senior Women’s Head Coach.

 

Karen has an impressive international background having been an England U16 Girls and GB U20 National Team Head Coach. In domestic basketball, Karen is enjoying her 6th season at the successful Barking Abbey Academy. She is the Head Coach of the Academy’s U19 and Division 1 women's teams and the Assistant Coach of the BA London Lions WBBL (Women’s British Basketball League) side, under Head Coach Mark Clark.  Karen joined Barking Abbey from Nottingham Wildcats where she was their Head Coach.

 

She will be working with Basketball Wales on a voluntary basis, as do all our National Team coaches.

 

Speaking after her appointment Karen said:


“I am really excited to have this opportunity to take up the position of Head Coach. I am looking forward to the challenges ahead for the senior women’s programme and to work with Basketball Wales, helping them to move their women’s and girls’ programme forward.

 

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Barking Abbey for supporting me in this exciting new stage of my coaching career”.

 

Stef Collins from Basketball Wales added:


“This is a great appointment for Basketball Wales. Karen has an amazing track record, and a wealth of experience that she can bring to the game in Wales.

 

She will help us to develop our women’s teams from the U18s to the senior side. Giving them the skills and confidence they need to be as competitive as possible”.

 

Karen will be joining up with the women’s squad in the next month or so, getting them ready for the new season ahead.


Coaching Opportunities with Basketball Wales
Sep 29, 2017, 7:17 pm

Applications are invited for the roles of Head Coach, Assistant Coach and Development Coach for the following Basketball Wales age group National Teams.

 

U15 Boys
Head Coach
Development Coach

 

U17 Boys
Head Coach

Assistant Coach

 

U18 Boys
Head Coach

Assistant Coach
Development Coach

 

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, with an option of a continuation of the role for a second-year subject to a satisfactory performance review.

 

Applicants should forward the completed application form together with a covering letter and brief CV by email to cameron@basketballwales.com and stefcollins@gmail.com by 5pm on Sunday 8 October 2017.

 

Interviews for these coaching positions will be held as soon as possible by conference call or Skype unless otherwise notified.

 

Please download the job description, person specification and application form...here.