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Independent Chair and Board Directors for British Basketball
Nov 17, 2014, 1:39 pm

British Basketball are now seeking an Independent Chair and three Independent Directors to help lead take the sport to the next level.

A job description and other relevant information can be viewed and downloaded at


Basketball Wales decision made to secure future of the game in Wales
Nov 7, 2014, 12:30 pm

Dear Members

On behalf of the Board of Basketball Wales(Pelfasged Cyf),I am pleased to advise that Wales will
sign up to the British Basketball project to work alongside our colleagues from England and Scotland. 

Wales has been part of the British Basketball Federation since its inception and has worked in
conjunction with our colleagues from England and Scotland to develop best practice models for the
development of the game. The British Basketball project is the collaboration of 3 home nations working together to establish a new improved framework for basketball in GB. 

The Board of Basketball Wales ( Pelfasged Cyf ) based its decision to sign up to the British Basketball project as it would be in the long term interest of the game in Wales and would result in strengthening our working relationships with all our key stakeholders, potential for new funding streams, increased participation and improvements in standards across players, coaches and officials. 

Should we have decided not to sign up to the British Basketball Project then there would have been
serious consequences for basketball in Wales 

• FIBA has stated that by June 2016, GB will be the only federated organisation. Individual Home Nations would not be recognised federations.

• FIBA has said that a ‘No’ decision to join GB would mean immediate suspension,

• A potential breakdown in communication with Sport Wales, limited benefits for our Sponsors and no opportunity for our Member’s to participate, achieve and excel individually and collectively;

• No access to third party funding. 

For British Basketball to maximise its potential it must comprise of three equal partners, therefore,the three Home Nations have made a strategic commitment to invest in development opportunities to deliver equality a cross all Home Nations. 

The ‘Articles’ that will govern the operation of the new British Basketball Federation will requires unanimous agreement from its three members England, Scotland and Wales. 

This is a unique opportunity to increase participation, realise achievement and for each individual to excel. 

The following communication from the Board of Basketball Wales provides the detail to substantiate our decision. 


I look forward to working closely with you all. 

Justin Ogleby

Chairman of Basketball Wales

BW Level 4 Referee Candidates 2014/15
Oct 31, 2014, 11:32 am


Basketball Wales Level 4 Referee Award - Congratulations to Matthew Godrfrey and Firooz Dehdarvand who have been accepted on this year’s Level 4 course. As part of the process both candidates will be assessed by BW tutors over a period of twelve months during league matches and approved tournaments. Both candidates will also be required to pass a rules test and complete two FIBA fitness test achieving 86 laps. For information on all Basketball Wales Officiating Courses visit the downloads section on this website.

Swansea Storm U10s - Mini Basketball Tournament
Oct 25, 2014, 10:14 am

Swansea Storm Basketball Club held a successful Under 10s Mini Basketball central venue league (CVL) tournament on Sunday the 19th October at the LC leisure centre in Swansea.

These events are organised in conjunction with the South Wales Basketball Association, which has a number of regions across South Wales running U10 and U12 CVL's throughout the season.

Thanks to all the teams that participated including Baglan Blazers, Aberystwyth Basketball Club, Tonyrefail Tigers and Swansea's latest satellite club team Waunarlwydd Storm.


Basketball Wales Level 1 Referee Course - Flintshire
Sep 29, 2014, 12:59 pm

Level 2 Table Officials' Course - Cardiff Met University
Sep 17, 2014, 10:49 pm

Sep 17, 2014, 9:58 pm

Club secretaries have now been emailed with details on how to access all members that have registered with their clubs. If anyone requires a copy of their licence please contact your club secretary who will be able to print one out for you. Once the technical issue has been resolved BW will reissue individual licences to all members.

Sep 13, 2014, 12:15 pm

Technical Issue - some members after completing payment are reporting that they are not receiving a copy of their individual licences. You are advise to check your Spam/Junk mail folder to ensure the licence has not gone into these folders by mistake. If the licence is not there please don't worry your club will automatically receive a copy of your licence and clubs are being advised to print these out and ensure that they take them to all BW matches, ready for inspection by match officials. If you have not yet registered please continue to do so as Basketball Wales is operating a NO LICENCE NO PLAY policy.

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