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Basketball Wales scales new height with it’s newest national team recruit
Mar 15, 2018, 1:29 pm


Basketball Wales is always looking for talented players to join the ranks of its national teams. Therefore, they were delighted when Brandon Marshall, who lives and plays his basketball in Suffolk came along to trial for the new Futures Programme, a combined training squad for our U17, U18 and U20 men.


Nothing exceptional you might think - but Brandon is thought to be one of the tallest teenagers in the world, standing at a lofty 7ft 4in, perfect for basketball!


Cameron Seeley, Basketball Wales Performance Director said: “I am delighted that Brandon has recently joined the Basketball Wales Futures Programme. This new initiative has been designed to create a better pathway for our junior international players as they transition towards senior basketball.


Cameron added, “Brandon is the newest member of this dedicated training squad which consists of around 30 players from across Wales and further afield. We hope that all the squad members will continue to develop their game and one day represent Wales at a senior level”.


The Futures Programme has already had some early success. A 12-man squad recently went to Gibraltar to play their U18 side. Wales came home victorious, winning the two-match series 2-0.


The Futures Programme also has a new addition to its coaching team. Joining current Head Coach Alex Radu is new coach James Markham. He will be meeting up with the squad at the next training session in April.


If you would like more infomation about the Futures Programme or any of our other National Teams please contact Cameron Seeley, Performance Director cas@millfieldschool.com

The Basketball League Limited - Independent Directors The Board of The Basketball League Ltd (BBL – British Basketball League
Feb 21, 2018, 10:58 am

The Basketball League Limited - Independent Directors

The Board of The Basketball League Ltd (BBL – British Basketball League) are currently looking to appoint to three voluntary Independent Director positions on the BBL Board.


For further information, including the full Role Description, please click here (link attached file)




Candidates should submit their CV, together with a covering letter expressing their rationale for their interest and any specific business and/or sport competencies that they could bring to the role. Submissions by post or email are acceptable and shouldbe sent to:


Andy Webb  - Chief Operating Officer
The Basketball League Ltd
Unit E3, Leicester Business Centre
111 Ross Walk
Leicester LE4 5HH



The closing date for applications is 12 noon, 9 March 2018.


The Basketball League Limited is fully committed to the principles oequality of opportunity and is responsible for ensuring thatno applicants, staff (paid or unpaid), workers, office holders, volunteers, oparticipants (together "Stakeholders") are unlawfullydiscriminated against on the grounds of agedisability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy andmaternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (together the "Protected Characteristics").


The Board of Basketball League Limited have adopted a target of maintaining a minimum of 30% of each gender on its Board anto progress towards achieving gender parity and greater diversity generallon the Board, including, but not limited to,Black, Asianminority ethnic (BAME) diversity and disability 

Applications are therefore particularly welcomed from females, people with disabilities and BAME groups as they are all currently under represented within the sport.


Following a recent skills audit of the Board applications from candidates with significant commercial/sponsorship and/or finance backgrounds would be welcomed.

Applicants will be required to meet a ‘fit and proper person test’ prior to appointment.

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. 




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 



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.