England Basketball have released their annual report and accounts this week, featuring detailed accounts of the governing body’s activities over the past year (year ending 31st May 2012).
For anyone interested in the administration side of things, it is always worth a read – check it here.
A few notes/thoughts:
- EB have submitted their whole sport plan to Sport England for the 2013-2017 period and are expected to hear of their funding allocation in the new year.
- EB saw a 6.2% (2,534 people) increase in affiliated members over the past year.
- Amazing what can be done in a year. Out of nowhere, Reach & Teach is now the biggest basketball club in the country. Reach & Teach, run by Nhamo Shire, is the organisation responsible for the London School of Basketball which launched last year and has provided grassroots opportunities for thousands of young players.
- Their latest facility investment is in Worcester, where EB awarded £375,000 for a three court community basketball centre with seating for 2000. It is due to open in 2013, and will be the home of the Worcester Wolves programme, as well as host England Basketball events. Last year, EB invested in UEL Sports Dock which has now opened (was surprised that EB didn’t use it for any of their big events this year?).
- The North West remains the region with the most affiliated members, however, London is gaining fast, now just 1000 members behind (for the year ending May 2011, London was over 2000 behind).
- You can check out their annual report for 2011 here.
Have a read and let me know what you think in the comments!
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