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BBL and Perform Sign Major Media Deal
Sep 29, 2016, 3:21 pm

BBL and Perform Sign Major Media Deal


The British Basketball League has agreed a six-year deal with Perform, the leading digital sports content and media group, for the distribution and sale of all global media-related rights.


Perform will manage the broadcast and digital rights for all BBL games, including exclusive streaming and data rights for Perform’s Watch&Bet and RunningBall products.


The long-term commitment between the two organisations will see all of the season’s 242 BBL games streamed live worldwide on Perform’s Watch&Bet service, plus a selection of the best BBL games streamed direct to BBL fans on Perform-managed, LiveBasketball.TV.


This contract complements the recent agreement the BBL has reached with the BBC for 23 British Basketball League (BBL) and nine Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL) games to be shown live on the BBC Sport website and all six BBL/WBBL finals to be shown live on the BBC red button.


Basketball has long been a major focus for Perform. Today’s announcement with the BBL follows Perform’s recent ground-breaking partnership with FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, which saw the London-based company become their worldwide partner for the distribution and sale of all media-related rights.


“This partnership with Perform Group is an absolute game changer for the BBL and the sport of basketball in the UK,” stated BBL Commercial Director, Bob Hope.


“It represents a massive investment in the sport, and it will allow games in the BBL to be streamed to a worldwide audience.


“We are particularly delighted to be able to deliver top BBL club action via a well-established partner like Perform.


“We are confident that both our existing basketball fans, and many new fans, will appreciate this new accessibility to the great, action-packed sport that is BBL basketball.”


Simon Denyer, Group CEO for Perform said, “We are delighted to reach this agreement with the BBL.


“It is great news for the sport of basketball in the UK, and will enhance the portfolio of products we can offer to basketball fans worldwide.


“We believe this partnership illustrates that Perform is a committed investor in the global game. We are excited about the BBL plans and growth strategy, and the potential of this deal to broaden our ties to British Basketball.”


About the BBL

The BBL - British Basketball League (www.bbl.org.uk) - is an independent company, owned by its member clubs, which has run the top men's professional league in the UK since 1987. It operates a system of franchises over the UK stretching from Plymouth in the south west to Glasgow north of the border.


The BBL is a major contributor to the development of the sport at all levels and its member clubs place a large emphasis on work undertaken in their local communities. The BBL also services the WBBL, and has established and supports the charity, the Basketball Foundation.


The 2016-17 season is to be the League's 29th, and promises to be the most successful to date both on and off the playing court.   


The BBL has commercial partnerships with Molten UK, Kappa, Tickets.com, Genius Sport and Synergy.


The BBL recently announced a new media rights deal with the BBC.


The three showpiece BBL Finals for the new season include the 2017 BBL Cup Final at the Barclaycard Arena on Sunday 15 January, the 2017 BBL Trophy at the Emirates Arena on Sunday 19 March and the 2017 BBL Play-Off Finals at The 02 Arena on 14th May 2017.


About Perform Group:

Perform is a leading digital sports content and media group.


Our mission is to connect the world of sport by supplying some of the quickest, most detailed and most engaging content, managing a network of wholly-owned global media brands and delivering premium sports content directly to fans.


Our B2B brands do this by contributing to one of the world’s most comprehensive sports content collections and distribution operations, servicing global customers in the broadcast, digital media and bookmaking industries.


By investing in and developing our own media brands, we create destinations in which global advertisers and brands can engage with a huge worldwide audience of sports fans across all types of digital platform


Perform recently launched DAZN, its multi-sports OTT service, in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan.


Visit http://www.performgroup.com/ for further information.

Basketball Wales National Team Manger Vacancies
Sep 28, 2016, 3:55 pm


Basketball Wales are looking to appoint National Team Managers for all our squads for the upcoming international season.


Team mangers play a crucial role in the successful and efficient running of our national team programmes. They work closely with the coaching staff and the performance committee of Basketball Wales.


Some of these roles include:


Collating Key Player Documents

Communicating with parents and players

Keeping records of attendance

Collecting Training income (Subs) 


If you are are interested in becoming one of our Team Managers please complete the attached form by clicking on the link below and send it along with a brief covering letter to Sarah-Jayne Evans - sarahjayne.evans@icloud.com


Deadline to submit an application is 6th October 2016 




Welsh Schools Secondary Basketbal Competition 2016/17
Sep 19, 2016, 10:17 pm


Application forms to enter this years Welsh Schools Secondary Basketball competition are available in the downloads section of this website.


Alternatively applications can be requested by emailing the coordinator of Welsh Schools Basketball Mr Sion Parry - sparry@basketballwales.com


Entry deadline for this years competition is Friday 7th October 2016

Basketball Wales National Team Trial Venues - Sunday 25th September 2016
Sep 14, 2016, 9:19 am


Basketball Wales are pleased to announce the venues for the National Team Trials which will take place on Sunday 25th September 2016.


U12 Boys (Born 2005 or Below) 3.30-6.30pm St Davids College, Ty-Gwyn Rd, Cardiff CF23 5QD

U12 Girls (Born 2005 or Below) 12.30-3.30pm NIAC, Cardiff Met, Cyncoed Rd, Cardiff, CF23 6XD
U14 Boys (Born 2003 or 2004) 1-4pm Cynffig Comprehensive School, East Ave, Kenfig Hill, Bridgend CF33 6NP
U14 Girls (Born 2003 or 2004) 12.30-3.30pm NIAC, Cardiff Met, Cyncoed Rd, Cardiff, CF23 6XD
U16 Boys (Born 2001) (inc. U15 boys) 12.30-3.30pm St Davids College, Ty-Gwyn Rd, Cardiff CF23 5QD
U16 Girls (Born 2001) 12.30-3.30pm NIAC, Cardiff Met, Cyncoed Rd, Cardiff, CF23 6XD
U18 Men (Born 1999) (inc. U17 men) 12.30-3.30pmSports Hall, Cardiff Met, Cyncoed Rd, Cardiff, CF23 6XD 
U18 Women (Born 1999) 12.30-3.30pmNIAC, Cardiff Met, Cyncoed Rd, Cardiff, CF23 6XD
All players should attend the trials that are apporpite for thier age group (e.g. Do not attend a trial for an older catagory, even if you have played up an age group in previous years)

All players atending the trials MUST be licenced with Basketball Wales otherwise you will not be eligible or insured to participate. To register as a player visit www.bwregistrations.com and follow the instructions. Please note that this site will open on 1st September. Please ensure you bring a copy of your licence card with you to the trial. Your unique licence number will be used to communicate with you after the trials have been completed. 

The cost of atending the National Team Trials is £7 per player (Please bring the correct change with you)

Basketball Wales Individual Licence and Registration Open
Sep 6, 2016, 9:00 am


Basketball Wales online registrations system is now open for the upcoming 2016/17 season.


All players, coaches, officials and team followers must licence by visiting our registrations website




Follow the simple online instructions and make payment using credit/debit card or your PayPal account


Senior £ 20.00
Under 18 £ 15.00
Under 16 £ 10.00
Under 14 £ 10.00
Under 12 £ 5.00
Under 10 £ 5.00
Team Followers 
Associate Member £ 10.00


For any further information or support regarding the club registration process please email membership@basketballwales.com


Club Registrations Season 2016/17 Now Open
Aug 27, 2016, 11:17 am


Basketball Wales online club registrations is now open for the upcoming 2016/17 season.


All club secretaries are advised to register your clubs (SWBA,NWBA and BUCS) by visiting our registrations website




Follow the simple online instructions and make payment of £30.00


All BW clubs will need to have registered online before any of your players, coaches, officials or team followers can licence for the new season.


We anticipate that individual registrations will open on Thursday 1st September.


For any further information or support regarding the club registration process please email membership@basketballwales.com

Basketball Wales Activators Coaching Course 23rd October 2016
Aug 18, 2016, 11:17 am

Wales U18 Men's Captain Alex Koukouravas signs Athletic Scholarship in USA
Aug 17, 2016, 3:01 pm

Basketball Wales U18 Men's Captain and former Cardiff Met Archers player Alex Koukouravas has signed an athletic scholarship with Victory Rock Prep in the United States for the 2016/17 season.


Congratulations from everyone at Basketball Wales and good luck for the upcoming season.


Full story can be viewed at the following link which has been put together by Alex's current club Bristol Flyers



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