England Talent Programme staff announced ahead of opening camp of 2019

Basketball England is pleased to announce the various staff members that have been appointed as part of the England Talent Programme (ETP). Following a rigorous recruitment process, a number of staff have now been selected to assist across the Under 14 and Under 15 England programmes.

All appointments will be for a two-year period, with each position carrying various review points over the next 24 months depending on the key events for each team. The upcoming slate of activity for the England teams this summer includes trips to Paris, Valencia and Copenhagen as the ETP embraces the ethos of exposing young players to the style and rigours of European competition from an earlier age than ever before.

Basketball England’s Programme & Pathway Integration Manager Charlie Ford said: “I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome all the incoming staff to the organisation and I am sure they will prove to be excellent assets to the ETP. The next few years will involve a radical shift in how we nurture and develop our talented young athletes and I’m excited for the various staff members appointed to be involved in that process.”

All four programmes will have a dedicated Strength and Conditioning lead as well as a team physio. All work being overseen by Basketball England’s Head of Physiotherapy and Sports Science Andy Howse, ensuring consistency for Sports Science and Medicine across the ETP.

All appointments will be in post and ready to begin work ahead of next week’s first Easter camp which begins on Monday 8 April at the National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester.

The appointments for each age group are as follows:

Under 15 Boys

Head Coach - Chris Bourne

Assistant Coach - Troy Culley

Assistant Coach - Adam Sewell

Team Manager - Justin Edison

S&C Coach - Mike Carolan

Physio - Simon Ahmed


Under 14 Boys

Head Coach - Kelson Dickson

Assistant Coach - Billy Beddow

Assistant Coach - Aurimas Verbukas

Team Manager - Chris James

S&C Coach - Alex Ducasse

Physio - Charlotte Page

Under 15 Girls

Head Coach - Cristina Stanciuca

Assistant Coach - Barney Blake

Assistant Coach - Tom Stansfield

Team Manager - Paula Charity

S&C Coach - Arran Parmer

Physio - TBC


Under 14 Girls

Head Coach - Rikki Broadmore

Assistant Coach - Corinne Vaughan

Assistant Coach - Alexis Lewis

Assistant Coach - Zach Meekings

Team Manager - Laura Doherty

S&C Coach - Arran Parmer

Physio - Jermain Franklin

Where there are positions that are TBC, suitable arrangements will be made to ensure these gaps are covered for the upcoming ETP commitments until a permanent appointment can be made.

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