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Sport Wales Recognition Review
Jul 7, 2016, 12:43 pm

The Board of Basketball Wales is pleased to announce that over the past several months we have been working closely with Sport Wales to complete our Recognition Review process.


A number of Board directors have devoted numerous hours to this task, and I am pleased to report that Sport Wales, following their Board meeting in May have confirmed a Basketball Wales conditional recognition status.


Over the coming months Basketball Wales will continue to work closely with colleagues at Sport Wales to meet the conditions that have been set out. We are positive that once we have demonstrated these conditions have been satisfactorily achieved, full recognition will follow.


Basketball Wales would like to sincerely thanks both Gareth Parry and Ian Blackburn at Sport Wales, both of whom have worked closely with members of the Board of BW to help us with this process.


Sport Wales has written directly to British Basketball and FIBA to inform them of the work we have completed over the past months and to confirm our Conditional Recognition status.

Full details of the work to be undertaken by Basketball Wales in the coming months can be viwed here http://basketballwales.com/index.php?downloadreq=57198

Yours in Sport

Dr Steve Lloyd
Chairman Basketball Wales

U16 Women FIBA Squad Announced
Jul 6, 2016, 3:34 pm


Basketball Wales would like to congratulate the following 12 players that have been selected to represent Wales at this summers FIBA U16 Women's European Championship Division C which takes place in Andorra


Rosie Daniel
Beth Edwards
Darcie Graham
Sophie Griffiths
Nicola Hughes
Ellie MacMillan
Beth McLoughlin
Olivia Shipman
Kira Smith
Lowri Thomas
Freya Williams
Shona Williams

Basketball Wales AGM - Sunday 24th July 2016
Jun 27, 2016, 9:25 am

Basketball Wales is pleased to announce the date of our Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Sunday 24th July 2016, and will take place at the Welsh Institute of Sport, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff and at Plas Menai, Caernarfon starting at 2pm. There will be a live video conference link direct between the two locations.


Further information on the AGM will be announced shortly on this website and on our social media sites.


Vets Now Sponsor Basketball Wales Senior Women's National Team
Jun 17, 2016, 3:37 pm


Basketball Wales would like to thank Vets Now who have kindly sponsored the Wales Senior women's International team who are heading to Gibraltar in 9 days time to compete in the FIBA European championships for Small Countries.


All the players, coaching staff and team management would like to extend a big thanks to Vets Now for their kind sponsorship contribution.


Vets Now is dedicated to improving the lives of pets and vets by providing emergency care when most vets' surgeries are closed. For pets, we're an out-of-hours accident and emergency service. For vets, we're trusted, expert partners providing an extension to the practice's daytime activity.


Vets Now was founded in 2001 by Richard Dixon, a veterinary surgeon who understood the stress of being on-call round the clock while trying to maintain a decent quality of life. His solution was Vets Now - a dedicated out of hours emergency and critical care service for pets.


You can visit the Vets Now Website at this link - https://www.vets-now.com/ or you can like thier Facebook page here - https://www.facebook.com/VetsNow/ 

Great Britain Senior Men’s schedule takes shape
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​​


Wales Senior Men's FIBA Squad Selection
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
2. Alan Duppa (Centre) Sefton Stars
3. Daniel Walsh (Point Guard) Sefton Stars
4. Owen Williams (Point Guard) RCT Gladiators
5. James Dawe (Point Guard) Cardiff Met Archers
6. Sam Roberts (Guard) Worcester University
7. Robert Smith (Forward) Sefton Stars
8. Damian Edwards (Guard) Hemel Storm
9. Asa Waite (Guard) Cardiff Met Archers
10. Lloyd Roberts (Guard) Cardiff Met Archers / Barry Huskies
11. Ben Potts (Guard) Unattached
12. Edris Kizito (Forward) Cardiff Met Archers

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

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