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Jun 17, 2016, 10:00 am
The quest to punch a ticket for FIBA EuroBasket 2017 will involve Great Britain Senior Men embarking on a comprehensive preparation programme ahead of their crucial qualifying campaign.
Head Coach Joe Prunty and his players will assemble for the first phase of their training camp in Coimbra, Portugal on 07 August where they will stay for a week.
This opening chapter of preparation will see GB take part in a tournament involving Portugal and Germany, with games taking place on 12 and 13 August.
The team will then fly to Ljubljana on 15 August for five days of practice, which will centre around a friendly clash against Slovenia at the Tivoli Arena on 20 August.
By the 22 August, the final stretch of preparation will see the team based at the National Basketball Performance Centre at Belle Vue in Manchester.
There will be a scrimmage against Netherlands on 26 August and a ticketed game (details to follow in due course) against the same opponents on 27 August.
The team will then make the trip to Hungary on 31 August for their vital first EuroBasket 2017 qualifying game.
GB fans are being encouraged to do everything they can to help roar the players to three successive home victories in London at the Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The opening home game will take place on Saturday 03 September against FYR of Macedonia (6.30pm tip) and will be followed by match-ups against Luxembourg on Wednesday 07 September (7pm tip) and against Hungary on Saturday 10 September (6.30pm tip).
The qualifying campaign will conclude with road trips to FYR of Macedonia on 14 September and to Luxembourg on 17 September.
All of the home qualifying games will also be part of a wider ‘Festival of Basketball’ which will take place in both Manchester and London.
More details on the remaining coaching and support staff will be made soon.
Tickets to the home qualifying games are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk/GBbasketball
Jun 14, 2016, 2:39 pm
Basketball Wales would like to congratulate the following 12 players that have been selected to represent Wales at this summers FIBA Senior Men's European Championship for Small Countries which takes place in Moldova
1. Gareth Priddle (Centre) Cardiff Met Archers
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 email@example.com to reserve your space. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
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
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
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
May 24, 2016, 8:56 am
THE BRITISH BASKETBALL FEDERATION (BBF) TODAY PUBLISHES ITS VISION AND STRATEGY FOR BASKETBALL IN BRITAIN AS A RESULT OF A CONSULTATION PROCESS THAT HAS INVOLVED REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE RESPECTIVE BOARDS OF BASKETBALL ENGLAND, BASKETBALL SCOTLAND AND BASKETBALL WALES, AS WELL AS THE BASKETBALL FOUNDATION, BRITISH BASKETBALL LEAGUE (BBL) AND WOMEN'S BRITISH BASKETBALL LEAGUE (WBBL) AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES.
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.
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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