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 – Graham Hiscock (Interim) – [email protected]
East Midlands – Martin Ford – [email protected]
London – Patricia Fairclough OBE – [email protected]
North East – Howard Leighton – [email protected]
North West – Chris Walsh – [email protected]
South – Jeff Skinner – [email protected]
South East – Sten Mayunga - [email protected]
South West – Graham Biggs (Interim) – [email protected]
West Midlands – TBC – [email protected]
Yorkshire – Andy Harrison-Beaumont - [email protected]
Chair - Howard Leighton - [email protected]
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:
12th August Agenda 2021 12th August Minutes 2021
The Development Grant is available to all Local Leagues, Area Associations and Clubs 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. The fund can be applied throughout the season on an ad-hoc basis - please contact your Regional Chair before applying during the season.
The Basketball England Awards programme has returned and sees nominations gathered from the public across the 10 English regions, with winners selected in partnership with the Regional Management Committee Chairs.
All of the regional winners across the 12 award categories will now be reviewed by a panel, with a total of three nominees per category then being shortlisted to be considered for national awards.
Basketball England will be hosting the national awards online once again this year with further information to be released in due course.
“Congratulations to all of regional our winners!” said Duncan Whalley, Chief Operations Officer for Basketball England.
"Basketball continues to thrive at a grassroots level thanks to the efforts of those recognised today. I want to extend my thanks to all of them for their hard work and dedication on behalf of the sport.”