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Basketball Wales Coaching Clinic with GB Womens Head Coach Jose Maria Buceta
Jun 9, 2016, 12:15 pm

Basketball Wales are pleased to announce that GB Women's Head Coach Jose Maria Buceta will deliver a coaching clinic in Cardiff on the 23rd June 2016 between 6-9pm
Buceta has a vast coaching experience of the women’s game, having worked with female players for several decades.
Earlier in his career, Buceta was coach of the Spanish women’s national team for eight years and took them to fifth spot at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.
He was also Technical Director for women ́s basketball for the Spanish Basketball Federation and then between 2009 and 2012, Buceta was head coach of the Bulgaria national team.
The clinic is FREE to attend simply email gavin@basketballwales.com to reserve your space. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Givova Announced as new Technical Kit Sponsor of Basketball Wales
Jun 1, 2016, 11:47 pm

Leading Italian international sportswear brand Givova has become the official and exclusive Technical Kit Sponsor of Basketball Wales for the next three years.


This new agreement will see all Basketball Wales National teams wearing Givova sportswear products for all our international competitions (FIBA and Home Nations), friendly matches, training sessions and other team events.


“The agreement with Givova is excellent news for Basketball Wales," stated Dr Steve Lloyd, the Chair of the Basketball Wales. “We look forward to working with Givova in the coming years to help them develop their Basketball brand in the country”.


Givova’s official agent in Wales – Millanoteamwear - are pleased with the announcement of the new sponsorship agreement with Givova. Managing Director Mr Mario Berzolla has commented “We are looking forward to working with Basketball Wales Clubs, Schools, Colleges and Universities to help develop basketball in Wales and to provide quality, competitively priced and innovative basketball products. In the coming weeks, details of special promotions and introductory offers at various price points will be announced via Basketball Wales


Milanoteamwear are based in Nelson, Mid Glamorgan and are official agents not only for basketball products but an extensive range of Givova products and provide design, embroidery and printing services.


Givova is an Italian sportswear company formed in 2008 by Giovanni Acamfora who has 25 years of experience in the manufacturing of sports garments.


Givova has emerged as one of the leading worldwide companies in its sector, with continual research into materials used, to offer the athlete maximum wearability, freedom of movement and a constant level of temperature during all phases of sporting activities.


Givova as a company now has dozens of sponsorship deals with top national and international football leagues. Givova is also known in the basketball world through its partnerships with national and international clubs such as Sportsclub Polisportiva Battipagliese and Dike Basket Club. The brand is also the “naming sponsor” of Scafati Basket club in the Italian League

Basketball Wales - Communications Officer Role
May 31, 2016, 9:55 pm

Basketball Wales are looking for a Communications Officer to join our team of dedicated volunteers.


Further details on this role can be found here




Closing Date for submitting a CV is Fiday 17th June 2016

Senior Womens FIBA Squad Announcement
May 28, 2016, 11:00 am


Basketball Wales would like to congratulate the following 12 players that have been selected to represent Wales at this summers FIBA Women's European Championship for Small Countries which takes place in Gibraltar.


1. Sarah Wagstaff - Captain Cardiff Met Archers
2. Megan Jenkins - Vice Captain Solent Suns
3. Jess Ross - Sefton Starlights 
4. Vanessa Waite - London Badgers
5. Katie McGibbon - Cardiff City
6. Jess Hunt - Durham University 
7. Jessica Gooch - Cardiff City
8. Melanie Curson - Solent Suns
9. Chloe Richards - Cardiff Met Archers
10. Laura Shanahan - Cardiff Met Archers
11. Holly Nichols - Cardiff City 
12. Sophie Evans - Leicester Riders

May 24, 2016, 8:56 am




Together with public input through the futureofbasketball.co.uk website, over 1000 people have contributed to this vision and high level strategy. However, this is just the beginning of the process and engagement, which we believe can change the way the sport works and also create a culture that will sustain growth in the long term.

It is very much a long term vision; it will take several Olympic cycles to build the GB teams to where they aspire to be and to build the sport from the grassroots up to create a stronger fan base, a bigger and better pool of players and officials -as well as increasing the awareness and profile of the sport across all age groups.

The passionate people who follow the teams, play the games, and administer the clubs at every level of the sport are the focus of this strategy. The BBF, together with its three Home Country Association members, are responsible for leading, co-ordinating and supporting their efforts to develop the sports many participants.

The document 'Transforming Basketball in Britain Together' is available HERE and will also be available on futureofbasketball.co.uk - together with a summary of the feedback from the public consultation.

The document identifies six interlinked strategic outcomes, the strategic objectives that underpin that and 10 immediate strategic priorities. The next step through six advisory working groups is to develop the actions plans to deliver these with milestones and targets against which progress will be measured. We will report back regularly on these working groups and it is intended to complete the whole process by the end of the year.

The BBF is grateful for the support of FIBA, Sport England and Deloitte for the process so far and for the commitment and engagement of all those who have contributed to the consultation process.

Sport England published its own strategy in response to the DCMS (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) Sporting Future on 19 May. We believe that as we develop the action plans and targets to support the transformation of basketball in Britain, the BBF and the Home County Associations will be able to set out the contribution the sport can make to those goals.

In particular, in targeting the inactive (especially in under 25 and over 50 age groups), in developing the women's game, by increasing the capabilities and enjoyment of children and young people in sport, in supporting the many volunteers who make sport happen and developing our core of regular and talented players. This will be enhanced by investing in facilities at the heart of communities and joining up the work and activity of basketball groups in those communities.

"The time is right to be taking on the challenge of transforming basketball in Britain with the coming together of the three home nations and in the context of the new DCMS led strategy for Active Nations. We have made the first steps in building the relationships to foster belief and confidence in our sport and we look forward to making progress in the months and years ahead." Nick Humby, BBF Chairman

"It is a very exciting time for basketball, with many opportunities to get the game at the forefront of the nation. Setting out a direction and ambition for the sport is just the start. The next phase will be about engaging more and making things happen. Basketball England will be asking clubs, coaches, referees, officials and other stakeholders, about their current and future needs. We'll use these responses to help us make better decisions and to become more accessible and sustainable. We'll be announcing our plans and ways to engage in the coming weeks." Stewart Kellett, CEO Basketball England.

"basketballscotland fully supports the drive to transform basketball together. We are working to ensure that our strategy for improving the game in Scotland, which is focussed on supporting clubs, and developing a performance system that can deliver both competitive Scottish teams for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and develop Scottish players to a standard where they can represent GB, is aligned to the wider plan." Kevin Pringle, CEO Basketball Scotland

"Basketball Wales is working hard to play its full role in the development of the strategy for basketball in Britain and is delighted that as a first step it has achieved recognition with Sport Wales for the recent governance changes made. In particular the Welsh board is working hard to grow the pool of talented young basketball players in schools and clubs." Stephen Lloyd, Chair of Basketball Wales.

"On behalf of the BBL and WBBL clubs, I welcome the new vision for the sport. Our clubs have an important role in the talent pathway, in the local communities and in supporting the profile of the sport. We have plans around many clubs for new arenas that will sit at the heart of local basketball communities." Kevin Routledge, BBL and WBBL.

Wales U16 Men Sponsorship Donation
May 23, 2016, 10:28 am

Basketball Wales would like to thank Amerex Fire International Ltd for their kind sponsorship donation made to our U16 Men's International squad as they continue preparations for their FIBA European championship in Cyprus this July.

Please take the opportunity to visit Amerex's website by clicking the link below


U18 Women's Squad Announced for FIBA Tournament
May 22, 2016, 8:27 pm


Basketball Wales would like to congratulate the following 12 players that have been selected to represent Wales at this summers FIBA U18' Women's Championship which takes place in Tiblisi, Georgia


Emily Stradling - Cardiff Met Archers 
Sophie Evans - Leicester Riders 
Megan Baker-Rees - Baglan Blazers
Lauren Davies - Cardiff Met Archers 
Abigail Francis - Cardiff Met archers 
Alecia Wilson-Morgan - Cardiff City
Jessica Wall - Aberystwyth 
Emily Skinner - Cardiff City 
Gemma Thomas - Bangor University 
Shona Williams - Sefton Starlights 
Megan McLoughlin - Sefton Starlights
Lucy Edwards - Cardiff Met Archers


James Morgans - Mold Magic 
Victoria Gottwald - Bangor University 
Tara Davies - Cardiff Met Archers

U18 Men's Squad Announced for FIBA Tournament
May 22, 2016, 8:24 pm

Basketball Wales would like to congratulate the following 12 players that have been selected to represent Wales at this summers FIBA U18's Men's Championship which takes place in San Marino


Kieran Howell PG - Myerscough College 
Joseph Etherington PG - Sefton Stars
Lewis Pettitt G - Bristol Flyers
Alex Koukouravas G - Bristol Flyers (Captain)
Kieran Horrigan G - Leicester Riders
Luke Webster-Smith SF - Cheshire Wire 
Isaiah Walker SF - McCallie High School, Tennessee
Nic Page F - Swansea Storm (Vice Captain)
Andrew Park F - Sefton Stars (Vice Captain)
Morgan Carter F - Leicester Riders
Ryan Durston C - Swansea Storm
Jackson Freeman C - Vale Vipers


Head Coach : Darren Oakey
Assistant Coach : Lee Walker
Assistant Coach : Rob Kinnear
Team Manager : Gary Page

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