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UK Sport Set to Review ‘No Compromise’ Funding Policy

October 28, 2014

There could yet be a further boost for British Basketball following reports of the recent lifeline by Sport England as UK Sport consider a change to their funding policy, as reported by the BBC. The Telegraph reported Sport England’s funding offer of up to £500,000 as long as matched, but claimed that UK Sport wasn’t […]

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Kieron Achara Commits to Rocks for Full Season

October 11, 2014

Great Britain’s Senior Mens co-captain Kieron Achara has joined the Glasgow Rocks for the remainder of the 2014-15 season. The Scot has previously had two short spells with the BBL club in the 2010 and 2012 on a temporary basis until a better European offer became available. But this time, Achara, 31, has signed a […]

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U15 England Development Squad List Released

October 3, 2014

Following the U15 Boys Regional Development tournament in Leeds last weekend, the initial squad for the U15 Men’s National Development Program has been announced. The 26 man squad is highlighted by Leicester’s Kareem Queeley, who terrorised junior national leagues last season. “The U15 initial squad was selected from a combination of the U15 RDT and […]

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Initial England U16s Squad Announced

October 3, 2014

Basketball England have announced a preliminary 31-man England under-16 squad for the coming international season. Jacob Iwowo and Nelson Boachie-Yiadom are included again having been in the 12-man squad that earned promotion from Division B in Macedonia this past summer. Alan Keane’s side will compete in Division A of the European Championships next summer and […]

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British Basketball Given Lifeline by Sport England

October 1, 2014

In a move that could save the home federations’ high performance programme, British Basketball could receive £500,000 a year from Sport England – providing it secures the same amount from elsewhere, The Telegraph reports. With funding having been completely withdrawn from UK Sport earlier this year, British Basketball Chairman Roger Moreland has previously said they […]

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Basketball England Reveal New Horizons U17 List

September 19, 2014

Basketball England have revealed the preliminary list of names set to feature in the ‘New Horizons’ under-17 programme for the upcoming year. The Regional Development Tournaments took place last weekend at Nottingham Wildcats Arena and has resulted in 24 players selected as part of the programme. The youngsters will hope to impress as they continue […]

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Initial England U18 Squad Announced

September 19, 2014

Basketball England have announced an initial 34-man squad for the under-18’s age group for the upcoming year. The 1997-born generation will most likely be led by Josh Steel while a number of talented ’98s feature with several members of England’s under-16 squad that achieved bronze in Macedonia this summer, also included. In 2015, the under-18’s […]

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Myles Hesson’s GB Summer Highlights

September 8, 2014

Check out highlights of Myles Hesson in action this summer in his second year with the GB Senior Men’s National Team. The 24-year-old featured in every one of GB’s games throughout the summer including the four EuroBasket 2015 qualifiers against Iceland and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Hesson has recently signed a deal with German BBL side […]

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Carl Wheatle Named to Division B All-Tournament Team

August 31, 2014

England under-16’s captain Carl Wheatle has been named to the all-tournament team after leading his side to promotion at the European Championships. Wheatle finished the campaign with an average of 13.3 points per game and 9.0 rebounds as well as 2.8 assists whilst recording five double-doubles throughout the tournament. In the important third place playoff, […]

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England U16s Secure Promotion to Division A with Bronze Victory

August 30, 2014

England under-16’s gained promotion to Division A after beating the Czech Republic 84-60 to win bronze at the European Championships in Strumica on Saturday. Alan Keane’s side put the disappointment of Friday’s semi-final defeat to Montenegro behind them to achieve an historic 3rd place finish which propels them into the top division next year. Carl […]