Aspire Conference 2020 details confirmed

The second Aspire National Conference will take place on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Loughborough University.

The event is open to all coaches and those part of the Aspire programme for career development opportunities and will involve a host of different speakers with experience in the game.

Charlie Ford, Talent Programme and Pathway Manager said: “One of the key strands of our talent plan is to provide the basketball workforce with opportunities to learn from leading experts in sport and basketball as well as providing the opportunity to interact, network and share ideas.

“Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event we are pleased to invite university coaches to join us as part of our commitment and intention to work closer with Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) to enhance delivery to players competing in BUCS competitions.”

Conference speakers:

  • Stewart Kellett - Basketball England's CEO.
  • Elliott Newell - Senior Performance Pathway Scientist at the English Institute of Sport.
  • Andy Gilbert Dunnings – Qualification Development Manager at Active IQ, one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations for the active leisure, learning and wellbeing sector.
  • Len Busch – GB U20 Women Head Coach 2020, GB U18 Women Head Coach 2019 and WBBL side Sevenoaks Suns Head Coach, who will deliver an on-court session.
  • Alex Haley – National League coach and WBBL player at Leicester (Loughborough Students) Riders Basketball Club
  • Gordon MacLelland – CEO of ‘Working with Parents in Sport’.
  • Christina Gaskin - WBBL player at Leicester (Loughborough Students) Riders Basketball Club


You can sign up for the Aspire Conference here.