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2015 FIBA Europe Youth Tournament Draws Announced

November 30, 2014

Great Britain’s under-20 men and England’s under-16 and under-18 sides have learnt their fate ahead of next year’s European Championships as the draws were revealed this morning (Sunday). GB u20’s finished 11th in Division A in Crete this past summer, under the guidance of Head Coach Douglas Leichner – and they will be looking to […]

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Throwback: Ben Mockford Has 19 Points Against Bosnia & Herzegovina

November 20, 2014

Rewind to the summer, and take a look at Ben Mockford’s 19 point outing against Bosnia & Herzegovina in August. It was the end to a tough summer for the GB Senior Men, as they lost 74-68 to finish with an 0-4 record and failed to qualify for Eurobasket 2015, but Mockford, in his debut […]

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British Basketball Federation Chairman Pens Open Letter on New Governance Structure

November 10, 2014

British Basketball Federation Chairman, Bill McInnes, has penned an open letter announcing major changes for the organisation expected to be implemented in the coming months. Following on from Sport England’s £1.18million rescue package for British Basketball that was announced last week, and Basketball Wales re-committing to the programme, the federation will be putting a new […]

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Basketball Wales Announce Decision to Join British Basketball Project

November 7, 2014

Basketball Wales have announced today that they have agreed to sign up to the British Basketball Project having initially refused to commit to joining Great Britain programme from 2016 onwards. The Board of Basketball Wales unanimously voted to unite with England and Scotland back in June, in an effort to secure the ‘long-term future’ of […]

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Sport England Announces £1.18 million Bailout for British Basketball

November 7, 2014

British Basketball will receive a £1.18 million bailout from Sport England and technical expertise from UK Sport in a bid to grow the sport in Britain, Sports Minister Helen Grant announced today. Sport England has agreed to provide £1.18 million worth of public funding to British Basketball to support the men, women’s, Under 20 men […]

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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 […]

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 […]