They’re made up of people who know loads about basketball and can help our team at HQ run all the regional programmes and competitions we have going on throughout the country.
They are actively involved in the selection process for our Regional Development Programmes and the selection of coaches and managers.
Their responsibilities vary depending on each region, more information and contact details for each region can be found below.
East – Dave Parry – EastRegion@basketballengland.co.uk
East Midlands – Martin Ford – EastMidsRegion@basketballengland.co.uk
London – Patricia Fairclough OBE – LondonRegion@basketballengland.co.uk
North East – Howard Leighton – NorthEastRegion@basketballengland.co.uk
North West – Kate Lewis – NorthWestRegion@basketballengland.co.uk
South – Trevor Funnell – SouthernRegion@basketballengland.co.uk
South East – Cristina Stanciuca - SouthEastRegion@basketballengland.co.uk
South West – Mike Finn – SouthWestRegion@basketballengland.co.uk
West Midlands – Luke Freer – WestMidsRegion@basketballengland.co.uk
Yorkshire – Andy Harrison-Beaumont - YorkshireRegion@basketballengland.co.uk
Chair - Howard Leighton - NorthEastRegion@basketballengland.co.uk
Unsure as to which region your club is located in? Use the Postcode sheet to find out - click here
As part of the activity of regions, there is a meeting called the Basketball England Council in which all Chairs meet to discuss issues across regions, updates about activity from Basketball England and input on decisions and topics central to Basketball England activity. Minutes of the meetings can be found below:
From the 2020/21 season, there will be a new Development Grant in place of the old rebate system, whereby Area Associations and Clubs will be able to apply for funding to help basketball develop across their area and the region. The Development Grant is aimed at developing the sport in the below areas (not exhaustive):
More people playing the sport (participation)
More competitive opportunities
Increased coaching workforce
Increased officiating workforce in the forms of referees, table officials and statisticians
Increase in participation from specific groups of the community (girls/females, disabled)
In order to be able to apply for funding from the Development Grant, you will need to submit the Local to Regional Funding Application and send it to the Chair of your Region (see email addresses above). This is to be completed before the start of the season (during a normal season – see guidance document for 20/21). The fund can be applied throughout the season on an ad-hoc basis - please contact your Regional Chair before applying during the season.
For more information on the Development Grant, please read the guidance document here
For the Local to Regional Funding Application, click here