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Level 1 Referee and Table Officials Course - Bangor University 11th Oct 2014
Aug 21, 2014, 5:02 pm

Basketball Wales Registrations 2014/15
Aug 11, 2014, 11:50 am

Basketball Wales is in the process of finalising a new online registration system that will be used for the coming season.

The registrations portal will open on 1st September 2014, and access to the portal will be via www.basketballwales.com and other BW social media.

This online registration system will be for players, coaches, referees, table officials, volunteers and team followers. Payment for individual licences will be processed via Credit or Debit Card

All Clubs must register beforehand by completing the club registration form which can be downloaded at the following link http://basketballwales.com/index.php?downloadreq=55252

If your club has not completed the club registration form and sent in payment to Basketball Wales players will not be able to licence through the portal. It is advised that this form is returned by the clubs before 1st September 2014

No club, player, of officials will be permitted in any Basketball Wales activities with holding a valid BW licence which must be available for inspection by match officials for all BW competitions.

Basketball Wales has worked to make this registration process as simple as possible for its members. There will be a FAQ’s section to help guide you through the process and for any additional queries please email membership@basketballwales.com

Please note that Basketball wales will be enforcing a strict ‘No licence – No play’ policy for all matches this season.

Basketball Wales requires that each club/person involved or associated with the game of basketball in Wales shall register each season as a registered member of the governing body.

Each year Basketball Wales pays a substantial premium for a policy of insurance providing public liability and professional indemnity cover for the governing body and its registered members.

The benefit of the insurance policy is not available to those who are not registered members.  The implication of this can be very severe.  If a person involved in Basketball in Wales causes or contributes to injury to another, or damage to the property of another, and does not have the benefit of insurance cover, that person can be held liable for the loss or damage caused to another, and would have to pay for the damage or loss including damages for personal injury, from their own resources.

Therefore there is a positive advantage for all involved in basketball in Wales to become registered members, in order to have the protection offered by the insurance policy arranged by Basketball Wales.

Request an Officiating Course
Aug 7, 2014, 10:12 pm

If your Club, School, University or LEA would like to run/host a BW Referee or Table Officials Course please download the course request form from the downloads section of this website or email officiating@basketballwales.com Level 1 Referee Courses start from £25 and Level 1 Table Officials Courses from £20. Both courses require a minimum of 12 candidates.


Kevin Davies Retires from SWBA League Commitee
Aug 7, 2014, 11:22 am


The SWBA would like to express a deep gratitude of thanks to long standing committee member Kevin Davies, who announced at the recent league AGM he would be retiring from his role on the committee.

Kevin's involvement in Basketball started back in the 1970's where he was a player for Aberdare, he then went on to establish Merthyr Basketball Club where he continued to play and then finished his career as a successful youth and senior team coach winning the following league titles.

U16 league and Cup in 2000

U18 Cup in 2000

U14 Cup in 2002

Senior Cup and U14 league 2003

U16 league and the U14 League and Cup in 2004

U16 Cup in 2006

Senior League in 2008

Kevin was elected to the league committee in 2002 and then took over the role off fixture secretary for the 2004/05 season where he has served continually until 2014. During this period of time the league has grown from strength to strength and has seen the introduction of numerous new teams from across South Wales and the expansion of the league to three successful divisions.

The league would like to thank Kevin for all the hard work, time and commitment he has given to his role on the committee and wishes him a very happy retirement.

Aug 6, 2014, 10:33 pm

Basketball Wales Officiating committee are running the following courses at Rhondda Fach Sports Centre, CF43 3HR

Level 1 Referee Course - Sat 13th Sept 10-2pm Cost £25

Level 1 Table Officials Course - Sun 14th Sept 10-2pm £20


To apply for any of these courses please go to the downloads section of this website or email - officiating@basketballwales.com



Basketball Wales Club Registration Form – Season 2014/15
Aug 6, 2014, 5:50 pm

Basketball Wales Club Registration Form – Season 2014/15

All Basketball Clubs in Wales must complete the BW Official Club Registration Form to become an affiliated and licenced club within Wales.

The form is available to download at the following link http://basketballwales.com/index.php?downloadreq=55252

Any questions regarding this process please email -membership@basketballwales.com   

Aug 6, 2014, 3:19 pm

Cardiff City Crowned Terry Price Cup Champions 2014
Aug 5, 2014, 10:19 am

Cardiff defeat Swansea and are crowned Welsh Champions

Cardiff City Basketball Club have been crowned Champions of Wales by defeating Swansea Storm in the Terry Price Cup Playoff Finals.

In the group stages of the competition, Cardiff were drawn against Kenfig Cougars and reigning Terry Price Cup champions Mold Magic. The highest placed team from this first day would play off against the highest placed first team in the second group of Cardiff City Warriors, Swansea Storm and Barry Huskies.

A full City team (minus starting PF Andy St John) faced off against an extremely strong Cougars side with former Welsh team captain Mike Gregory. The game started off slow, Cougars dictating the pace most of the half with City struggling to get any real momentum going due to the controlled nature of Cougars game, which worked perfectly to keep the game close with City clinging to a 32-30 lead at the half.

After some adjustments and some honest conversations within the team at Halftime City came out and utilised their speed and strength with City Centre Gareth Priddle proving too much for Cougars to contain and causing a lot of problems inside. Cougars rallied and pushed the ball well however City had taken control of the game and in a reversal of the first half now controlled the tempo of the game.

In the second game of the competition Cardiff faced off against reigning champions Mold Magic, however it became apparent from the off that City were too much for Mold and City dominated on both ends of the floor. The first day ended with City undefeated awaiting the results from the second group with Cardiff City Warriors favourites to reach the finals, however a determined Swansea team kept up the pressure and would not give up its lead it had gained from the opening tip and knocked Cardiff City Warriors out of the finals of the cup.

Results from the first day:

Group 1

Mold Magic 56 v 65 Cougars 

Cardiff City Capitals 66 v 49 Cougars 

Cardiff City Capitals 72 v 48 Mold Magic

Group 2 

Swansea Storm 97 v 64 Barry Huskies 

Cardiff City Warriors 100 v 50 Barry Huskies 

Swansea Storm 80 v 70 Cardiff City Warriors

The final was a replay of the SWBA cup final game with City facing off against Swansea Storm. The game started gritty with Swansea (minus starting point guard Ben Flook) trying to grind out a tough quarter making City pay for any mistakes, Rob Kinnear for Swansea capitalised on those mistakes with some excellent 3 point shooting, helping to give Storm an early lead.

City Rallied in the second quarter with everyone on the team contributing with good team offence and rebounds. Swansea seemed to let their heads drop a little and City went in to the half up 10 points. The start of the third Swansea came out and got two quick baskets to bring the game a little closer but City Point Guard Charis Voutsakopoulos pushed the tempo beyond Swansea and began picking the pockets of Swansea's players while still creating offensive opportunities for himself and the team.

Swansea's head dropped early in the fourth and City kept up with pressure and took a comfortable 22 point win to become 2014 Terry Price National Cup Champions. Charis Voutsakopoulos was crowned finals MVP also, in no small part to the intensity he played on both ends of the floor.

Cardiff City 81 - 59 Swansea Storm

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