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Chair of Basketball Wales Dr Steve Lloyd to stand down in December
Nov 10, 2016, 12:00 pm


At a recent board meeting, the Chair of Basketball Wales, Dr Steve Lloyd, announced that he will be standing down at the end of 2016.
Over the past 18 months Dr Lloyd has been involved in a number of key initiatives that has seen the organisation strengthen its relationship with a number of key stakeholders, including Sport Wales and British Basketball.
Dr Lloyd has also attended a number of formal events in his capacity as Chair, including the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) which has met on a number of occasions in London in an attempt to help raise political awareness of our sport in Westminster.
Commenting on his tenure as BW Chair, Dr Lloyd said "It has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve as Chair of Basketball Wales over the past 18 months. Being the Chair of a great organisation such as BW provides an enthusiastic individual with a wonderful opportunity to lead a governing body of sport. I would like to wish the new Chair when he/she is appointed good fortune as they take on this new challenge and push this organisation and great sport of Basketball to new heights in Wales and GB"


British Basketball appoint new CEO - Lisa Wainwright
Oct 31, 2016, 4:26 pm


The Board of the British Basketball Federation (BBF) are delighted to announce the appointment of Lisa Wainwright as Interim CEO. 

Lisa has significant experience in leading transformational change in  sport, having previously held senior roles at  Sport England, England Netball, internationally and most recently CEO at Volleyball England for 8 years. This is in addition to her non-executive portfolio with the Amateur Swimming Association as Deputy Chair and IOS Chair. 

She joins British Basketball at a crucial time to drive the implementation of the new strategy, "Transforming Basketball in Britain Together 2016-2028." 

Lisa is no stranger to basketball in this country, having worked alongside others including Betty Codona to secure Basketball England's largest ever award from   Sport England. More recently, Lisa has been supporting Leicester Warriors at a local level, committing funds to develop the club.

On her appointment Lisa said, "I am delighted to take on this new challenge with the BBF, particularly considering the men’s recent qualification for Eurobasket 2017 and the women’s campaign for qualification in November." 

Other changes at British Basketball see Nick Humby stepping down as Chairman of BBF and Bill Mcinnes being appointed as Interim Chairman.

Bill welcomed Lisa’s appointment saying, "The BBF Board and in particular Nick, have worked hard to secure resources to bring in more people to support the delivery of the new strategy and support the teams to get them as best prepared as we can." 

"I am delighted we have secured Lisa in this interim role. Her leadership, experience and network will enable us to move the outcomes of the new strategy forwards at pace.’

Bill also paid thanks to Nick who has been instrumental in driving a collaborative approach across the sport. "Nick has set a firm foundation in place and we thank him for his time and vision," he said.

Lisa's first objectives will be to secure support and funding for basketball, both in the short and longer term, as well as working alongside the Home Country Associations, partners and stakeholders to transform basketball together. 

Newly Appointed Directors of Basketball Wales
Oct 12, 2016, 4:24 pm

It is with great pleasure that Basketball Wales (BW) can announce the appointment of 2 newly Appointed Directors to the BW Board. Dr Lynne Moore and Mike Thomas will be joining the organisation with immediate effect following our board meeting of 5th October 2016, and bring with them a wealth of knowledge from the realms of finance and governance.


Mike Thomas has been appointed as our new Director of Finance and takes over this role from Ceri Martin who has stepped down from the board due to ongoing work commitments. Ceri Joined the board in September 2015 and during this time has made a positive impact to the processes and procedures relating to all aspects of BW finance including work relating to the Sport Wales Recognition Review. Mike has been a member of the BW finance team working along side Ceri for a number of months and moves into this new role with a full understanding of the expectations of the board. Basketball Wales sincerely thanks Ceri for the work and commitment he has dedicated to the role over the past 13 months. 


Dr Lynne Moore will be taking on a new role for BW using her skills in the area of governance. BW has recently signed up to the Governance and Leadership Framework for Wales (GLFW) which will help to ensure that our organisation is moving forward in the right direction to help improve our governance and processes to become a better National Governing Body (NGB)


Further information on our appointed directors will be published in the directors section of this website shortly.





Givova National Team Training Kit
Oct 12, 2016, 2:59 pm


Here is the link to our official Givova Basketball Wales kit suppliers website.http://milanoteamwear.co.uk/


On their site you will be able to purchase the national team squad training kit and tee shirt.


Everyone involved in national team training squads must purchase a training kit and official BW tee shirt and wear them to every squad training session and national team event.


The kit can be ordered and posted to you direct, or you can pick your items up from the Milano Teamwear shop in Nelson CF46 6EU, details are on their website.


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)

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