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Basketball Wales Coronavirus Update 13th March 2020
Mar 13, 2020, 8:15 pm

Basketball Wales will suspend all basketball activities effective from 9am on Saturday 14th March for an initial two week period.

 

This action will include our affiliated leagues, school’s competition and all national team training sessions that were due to take place this weekend.

 

Basketball Wales recommends that this extends to all club training sessions and activities.

 

Basketball Wales has this afternoon been in consultation with our two regional leagues, the South Wales Basketball Association (SWBA) and North Wales Basketball Association (NWBA) and each of these organisations will be evaluating the options for the continuation or not, of their respective competitions.

 

Our Home Country Association (HCA) colleagues at Basketball Scotland and Basketball England have all taken similar action today in response to the Coronavirus, putting the health, safety and wellbeing of all our members at the forefront of our decisions.

 

FIBA, the world governing body of our sport have also taken the decision to cancel all their competitions as of today, and they will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis.

 

Updates on this situation will be issued on a regular basis, please continue to check our website and social media channels.


Basketball Wales Coronavirus Information
Mar 11, 2020, 8:50 pm

 

Basketball Wales is continuing to monitor the Coronavirus threat.

 

 

We are aware of the decisions being taken to cancel some sporting events and/or hold them behind closed doors.
 
 

We continue to follow government guidelines and there are currently no requirements for Basketball Wales to cancel or place restrictions on our activities.

 

 

If clubs have any specific issues or concerns relating to upcoming matches please contact your affiliated leagues directly

 

http://www.northwalesbasketball.com

 

 

http://www.swba.wales

 

If guidelines from the government and our partners at UK Sport and Sport Wales change in the coming days we will keep our members informed and updated. 

 

 

We would ask that our clubs and members keep updated with the current NHS medical advice which can be found via the link below

 

 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Want to join our Team?
Mar 3, 2020, 4:18 pm

Are you interested in shaping the future of Welsh Basketball?

The sport of basketball is continuing to grow across Wales at a fast pace. With international medal success at FIBA competitions in recent years and a vast junior programme ranging from U12s (boys and girls) through to senior men and women, we are looking for commercially minded people to help us drive the sport forward.

Basketball Wales is looking to recruit one volunteer commercial director (appointed to the Board) and a number of volunteer committee members who will form a commercial subgroup within Basketball Wales. Their roles will be to look at income generation, fundraising, PR and all commercial activity to help bring about financial independence.

Role Specifics

  • To recommend strategies to the Board and to assist them in areas of commercial, business and PR development
  • To make recommendations to the Board on new initiatives and opportunities to grow the brand, profile and resources of Basketball Wales
  • To coordinate fundraising activities to assist with the international programmes
  • To review and make recommendations to maximise the commercial returns of Basketball Wales’ assets.
  • To develop PR strategies to promote Basketball Wales, its teams and players
  • To work in conjunction with other sub croups/committees to deliver the Basketball Wales strategic plan

Commitment to the role

It is envisaged that the Commercial subgroup will meet once per month (either at a designated meeting venue or via conference call/Skype). The appointed Commercial Director will be a member of the Basketball Wales Board and will need to attend quarterly board meetings and attend AGMs and other specific events.

Expertise

Potential candidates should have proven experience in income generation, commercial activity, sponsorship engagement and fundraising and the ability to contribute to the development of Basketball in Wales.

When applying please indicate if you wish to be considered for the role of Commercial Director or the role of commercial subgroup member. This is a great opportunity for you to develop your commercial skills and to help make a big difference to Basketball in Wales.

Please send your CV and an expression of interest letter detailing what skills you could bring to this role to :

Mrs Helen Pearce - basketballwalesstaff@gmail.com

Deadlines for applications Friday 27th March 2020


Mixed fortunes for Wales at the Tri-nations tournament
Jan 6, 2020, 6:48 pm

 

Photo copyright Mark Ferris

 

The inaugural Tri-nations tournament hosted by Basketball England, was held at the National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester on 21-22 December 2019.

 

U16 and U18 teams from England, Scotland and Wales came together for a weekend of highly competitive basketball watched on from the side-lines by proud parents as well as some of the newly appointed GB junior national team coaches.

 

The tournament gave our young players much needed competition, as well as the opportunity to play against the best players in England and Scotland.

 

The team of the tournament for us was the U16 Girls, coached by Stephen Lindsey alongside assistant coaches Luke Strong and Caitlin Riley.

 

They gave us our only win on day 1, beating England White 64 - 60, in a game that caught the attention of the whole venue.

 

On day 2, they fought hard to secure another win but fell short by the narrowest of margins, losing to a strong Scottish side 57 - 56. They will meet Scotland again in the summer  in the FIBA European Championships Division C, being held in Gibraltar.

 

The weekend also gave our referees and table officials an opportunity to officiate with colleagues from the other home nations and to get feedback from senior officials after each game. A great way to ensure that our officials are constantly striving to improve.

 

To all the parents, coaches and players who gave up a weekend before Christmas to travel to Manchester, you all represented Wales with your usual passion and respect for the other teams.

 

Finally, a massive thanks must go to Basketball England for hosting a superb event at a great venue.

 

Same again next year…?

 

Here are all the results for our Welsh teams

 

Day One 

 

 

U16B: England Red 82-45 Wales

 

 

U18M: Scotland 75-61 Wales

 

 

U16G: England White 60-64 Wales

 

 

U18W: England Red 93-48 Wales

 

 

U16B: Scotland 70-59 Wales

 

 

U18M: England White 107-68 Wales

 

 

Day Two

 

 

U16G: Scotland 57-56 Wales

 

 

U18W: Scotland 80-53 Wales

 

 

U16B: Wales 43-111 England White

 

 

U18M: Wales 66-111 England Red

 

 

U16G: Wales 42-65 England Red

 

 

U18W: Wales 26-121 England White

 


Wales basketball team nets sponsorship
Nov 26, 2019, 9:13 pm

 

Welsh junior team agrees a new partnership with a regional housebuilder to help them get to a tournament in Paris.

 

The Wales Under 15s boys’ team which trains at Cynffig Comprehensive School in Bridgend, has been handed £1,000 by Persimmon Homes West Wales through its Community Champions Scheme.

 

Each month the housebuilder donates up to £1,000 each to two groups or individuals in the area.

 

The sponsorship will help fund a summer tournament in Paris for the talented group of youngsters. The tour comes with many expenses, which the sponsorship will help cover. Basketball Wales doesn’t receive any funding and the players selected to play for their country have to fundraise to pay for everything from playing kit to court hire and tours.

 

Emma Whitney-Embleton, team manager, said: “We are delighted to agree sponsorship with Persimmon Homes West Wales.

 

“The players selected have had to go through rigorous trials to make the team and now have the opportunity to compete in a European tournament.

 

“The basketball tour will not only benefit the players sporting skills but also their personal attributes.

 

“We are very thankful to Persimmon Homes West Wales.”

 

Sharon Bouhali, Sales Director for Persimmon Homes West Wales, said: “We are thrilled to agree sponsorship with the team, and provide financial support.

 

“The European tour promises to be a fantastic experience for the gifted youngsters, we wish them the best of luck in the summer tournaments.”

 

 

 

There is still a range of stunning two, three and four bedroom homes available at Persimmon Homes’ West Wales development, Glas Y Felin in Bridged. For more information, please visit https://www.persimmonhomes.com/glas-y-felin-10876.

 

ENDS

Issued by 8848 Communications for Persimmon Homes West Wales. For further information please contact Sean Wozencroft on 01902 907520 or email sean@8848agency.com


Play 3x3 with the Urdd and Basketball Wales
Oct 28, 2019, 10:16 pm

 

The Urdd 3x3 basketball tournament is back for the 2019/20 season, bigger and better with a tournament in North and South Wales.

 

Following last year’s successful inaugural competition held in Cardiff, the Urdd have decided to make sure that pupils in North Wales also get to take part in a fast, furious and fun tournament.

 

The competition is open to all secondary schools in Wales for pupils in years 7 to 9, made up of 5 team members…boys, girls or mixed.

 

The South Wales tournament will be held in Cardiff at the National Wales Sports Centre on Wednesday 4 December 2019 and the North Wales Tournament will be held on 6 February 2020 at the Plas Coch Sport Centre, Wrexham.

 

Keith Mair, Basketball Wales Chairman said:

 

“We were delighted when the Urdd asked us to work with them on a new basketball competition for schools. The are a well respected and inspirational organisation working across Wales.

 

I am hoping that more schools get involved this year, especially given the rise in popularity of this version of the game.

 

I look forward to going along to see the children compete when the tournament in in my hometown of Wrexham”.

 

About the Urdd

Urdd Gobaith Cymru is a national voluntary youth organisation with over 55,000 members between the ages of 8 and 25 years old. They provide opportunities through the medium of Welsh for children and young people in Wales to enable them to make positive contributions to their communities. 

 

For more information, costs and to register for either tournament please go to the Chwaraeon yr Urdd website.


Courses coming up
Oct 24, 2019, 12:05 pm


National Team Training
Oct 17, 2019, 12:05 pm

 

NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING October 2019

Date

Time

Age Group

Venue

Address

27/10/19

1pm-4pm

U12B

Active Living Centre

Bettws Lane, Newport, NP20 7YB

20/10/19

11am-4pm

U14B

Ysgol Bae Baglan

Seaway Parade, Port Talbot, SA12 7BL

27/10/19

10am-1pm

U15B

Cynffig Comprehensive School

East Avenue, Kenfig Hill, Bridgend, CF33 6NP

27/10/19

1pm-4pm

U16B

Llanwern High School

Hartridge Farm Road, Newport NP18 2YE

27/10/19

1pm-4pm

U18B

Jubilee Hall,

Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff, CF11 9SW

27/10/19

11am-2pm

U13G

Crickhowell High School

New Road, Crickhowell, NP8 1AW

27/10/19

10am-1pm

U15G

Jubilee Hall,

Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff, CF11 9SW

27/10/19

2pm-5pm

U16G

Crickhowell High School

New Road, Crickhowell, NP8 1A

27/10/19

1pm-4pm

U18G

Cynffig Comprehensive School

East Avenue, Kenfig Hill, Bridgend, CF33 6NP


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