- National Teams
The new British Basketball Federation (BBF) Board have developed and agreed a set of strategic directional priorities which they hope will re-ignite the sport and organisation following underperformance since the London 2012 Olympics.
These priorities were developed and agreed at the recent first board meeting which was held just over a year before the British Basketball Federation takes up FIBA membership from the three Home Nations (Basketball Scotland, Basketball Wales and Basketball England).
The main priorities, as listed in a release today, are as follows:
– To do everything possible within available resources to support the senior Great Britain teams qualify for EuroBasket 2017 and EuroBasket Women 2017.
– Develop in collaboration with key stakeholders, an overarching strategy for basketball in Britain for 2016 to 2021.
– Work with elite British clubs to ensure appropriate league structures are in place for the 2016-17 season.
– Develop a funding strategy to support the all Great Britain teams (senior and youth teams) to achieve their potential.
– Communicate regularly with stakeholders with its progress and build on their experience and commitment.
The Board also says it is working to develop plans for the longer term, to build on the platform provided by these initial strategic directional priorities.
Earlier this week, the British Basketball Federation unveiled Nick Humby as its new independent Chair and he will formally move into post in January 2016.
Ahead of Humby taking up the reins, Bill McInnes OBE will continue to act as the Interim Chair in his capacity as a Transitional Director from British Performance Basketball. The Independent Directors of the British Basketball Federation are Ian Curryer, Alan Gilpin and Steve Elworthy.
The Home Nations nominate Directors to serve on the BBF board. To date these are Jeff Jones (Basketball England) and Kevin Pringle (Basketball Scotland). A nominated Director is still in the process of being appointed for Basketball Wales. Roger Moreland will also serve as a Transitional Director and other appointments may be made in due course.