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Basketball Wales Appoint Senior Men's Assistant Coaches
Apr 10, 2016, 8:46 pm

Basketball Wales is pleased to announce that following a successful job advertisement and interview process, Alex Radu and Mike Burton have both been appointed as assistant coaches to the senior men's national team programme.


Both coaches will now work alongside newly appointed head coach Kristaps Petrovs as they prepare for the upcoming FIBA Europe Championship for Small Countries which takes place in Chisinau, Moldova between the 28th June and the 3rd July.


Alex Radu is currently an assistant coach with Worcester Wolves in the BBL. He has a wealth of international basketball experience from his time as assistant coach to the Romanian Women's Basketball Team which competed at last summer’s Eurobasket Women competition in Hungry and Romania. 


Speaking of his new appointment Alex commented: “I am honoured to be the assistant coach and be involved with the Wales senior men’s programme. I really look forward to working with Basketball Wales in the lead up and during the busy summer ahead of us. I am delighted with the appointment and I shall do my best to achieve our goals. There are plenty of opportunities and I am keen to contribute and keep learning.”


Mike Burton has previously been involved with Welsh Basketball as head coach of the U20s and as assistant coach of the senior men’s team that took part in the European Championship for Small Countries in Malta 2010.


Mike boasts an impressive CV with numerous head coach roles including the Chester Jets (BBL) from 1989-1999 which included the accolade of BBL coach of the year for the 1996/97 season. 


As an assistant coach, Mike has worked with the England Men's team during European qualification campaigns under Head Coach Kevin Cadle, taking in trips to Poland, Denmark, Bulgaria and Russia.


Speaking of his new role Mike said "I'm delighted to be involved once again with Basketball Wales, in particular working alongside Kristaps as we prepare the team for this summer’s FIBA tournament.


Basketball Wales Chairman Dr Steve Lloyd said “We are pleased to welcome both Mike and Alex to the Welsh Senior Men’s programme, both coaches bring with them a wealth of experience and working alongside Kristaps we are looking forward to the summer and the challenge of competing in the FIBA European Championship for Small Countries”  

Basketball Wales National Team Vacancy - Senior Men Assistant Coach
Mar 14, 2016, 10:48 am


Applications are invited for the roles of Assistant Coach for the Wales Senior Men National Team. Two positions are available.

The position is voluntary and is for the one cycle through to the conclusion of Summer 2016.

Applicants should forward the completed application form together with a covering letter and brief CV by email to LucyWitt@basketballwales.com by Monday 21st March 2016.  Interviews to be held in Cardiff or via phone on either 26th / 27th March 2016.


Job Specification and Application form links below









Denis Campbell appointed as Basketball Wales Sponsorship Manager
Mar 4, 2016, 11:34 am

Basketball Wales (BW) is pleased to announce that following a successful advertisement and interview process Mr Denis Campbell (Pictured above) has been appointed as the new Basketball Wales Sponsorship manager.


Many of you will know Denis from his involvement in Welsh Basketball as one of our senior referees since moving to Wales almost 12 years ago.


Denis has an extensive background in sports marketing including helping to devise a marketing strategy and campaign for the Miami Heat in 1998 when the Heat first entered the NBA as a new franchise.


Denis has also advised and worked on many other major sports events including PGA of America and Bank of Boston/Deutsche Bank Classic, America's Cup yacht racing (Newport) and the Ryder Cup 2010 (Wales)


Denis is looking forward to the challenge of helping to grow the marketing and sponsorship potential of Basketball Wales.


Denis can be contacted at the following email - sponsorship@basketballwales.com

Watch out there are new referees about...
Mar 1, 2016, 4:55 pm

Congratulations to all the candidates who successfully participated in Basketball Wales Level 1 Referee Course held at the LC Swansea on 27 February 2016. 


Great to see a mix of players and parents from Tonyrefail Tigers, Pontypridd Panthers, Vale Vipers, Baglan Blazers and Cardiff Met Archers in attendance taking their first step on the referee pathway. 


Good luck refereeing your first games!



Former Welsh International Player John Davidson has passed away
Feb 29, 2016, 11:31 am


Basketball Wales is saddened to hear that former Welsh international player Mr John Davidson from Newport has passed away. John is pictured above with Bulgarian International Giorgi Glouchkov who was the first European player to be drafted by an NBA team. The picture was taken at the Celtic Manor Hotel where Wales hosted the FIBA Europe General Assembly in 2013. During this event John was recognised by Basketball Wales and FIBA for his contribution to Welsh Basketball


John was a former player at Newport Basketball Club and received numerous international caps representing Wales. One of the highlights of John's international representation was being part of the Welsh team that won the home nations championships with victories against both England and Scotland.


John's funeral will take place on Thursday 10th March at St. Johns Church, Maindee, Newport NP19 8GR at 12 noon and followed by committal at Gwent Crematorium Croesycieliog at 1.30pm.


The picture below shows John and other Welsh Players and Coaches being recognised by Basketball Wales and FIBA for their commitment and services to Welsh Basketball.



Basketball Wales - National Team Vacancy U16 Girls
Feb 15, 2016, 3:37 pm

Applications are invited for the role of Assistant Coach for the Wales U16 Girls National Team.


The position is voluntary and is for the one cycle through to the conclusion of Summer 2016.


Applicants should forward the completed application form together with a covering letter and brief CV by email to LucyWitt@basketballwales.com by Friday 26th February 2016.  


Job Spec - http://basketballwales.com/index.php?downloadreq=56857

Application Form - http://basketballwales.com/index.php?downloadreq=56856

Basketball Wales Articles of Association (Constitution)
Feb 12, 2016, 1:50 pm

Dear Basketball Wales Member


The board of Basketball Wales are looking to update and amend the current Articles of Association (AoA) of Basketball Wales.


A copy of the current articles can be downloaded from the Basketball Wales website via this link.




Basketball Wales would appreciate any input or views you may have on the current AoA and any amendments or points you would like to be considered when the new articles are written.


Please email suggestions to our legal director - jonathanshefford@basketballwales.com by Frday 18th March 2016



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British Basketball is Changing - Be Part of It
Feb 4, 2016, 12:23 pm


The futureofbasketball.co.uk is designed to communicate the new ambition and intentions for Basketball across Britain and provide a measured and engaging process for anyone interested in the game or wishing to support it. This is a key moment for this great sport so please be part of it to help us determine the games direction, future and impact on the nation.



The scope of the new basketball strategy is from grass roots participation to creating the best teams in our Home Nations and for Great Britain representation. We want more people to play, volunteer and be part of it. We have the ambition to attract significant investment across the sport and compete better to succeed at the highest level.



futureofbasketball.co.uk is facilitated by Basketball England on behalf of the Basketball Home Nations (England, Scotland and Wales) which have agreed to work together to form a unified voice for the game and formal joint governance arrangements at the elite level. This is now sanctioned as the British Basketball Federation. This ensures compliance with FIBA (the world Governing body for Basketball) rules to compete in international competition as Great Britain, and importantly as individual nations for the Commonwealth Games and other designated tournaments.

But it's much more than just elite. We will also work together on building a strategy for the whole of the game and implement change for the better in each respective nation and support for a better future.


THREE TO COLLABORATE - Join the Conversation

We are keen to bring the basketball community and delivery partners together with a collaborative and inclusive approach (which seeks to make sure that the total is greater than the sum of the parts). Delivery partners should share the vision for the sport and know how they contribute to the ‘big picture’ of basketball in Britain.

The futureofbasketball.co.uk is a simple engagement website and will provide information and discussion points as we undertake the new strategy development for basketball across Britain. It's also designed to encourage feedback and get the nations views on the future of the game, whether you are in the game or would like to get involved. It will be a better game if we consider the views of many together. This will ensure we do the right things to govern and grow the sport long term



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