Aspire All-Star National Tournament gets underway this weekend - schedule, live streams, rosters and more

The inaugural Aspire All-Star National Tournament will take place this weekend.

Played at Manchester's National Basketball Performance Centre, the event will bring together Basketball England's four 'Super Regions' - North, South, Central and London - which were created in June 2021, for two days of competition. The players will wear specially-designed kits for the first time at the event as well, heightening the anticipation for the weekend.

Saturday's pool games will take place across four courts, with Sunday's finals being live streamed on the Basketball England YouTube channel.

With U15s and U13s girls and boys competitions all set to feature, the tournament is sure to provide a showcase of the best young players in the country.

There is a full schedule and spectator/ticket info at the foot of this article.


Basketball England's Head of Talent and Performance Steve Bucknall:

"The Aspire All-Star Tournament celebrates the entire Aspire Programme. For the first time, we will be featuring our young players as they represent our four Super Region and these games will showcase the best young players in England who have participated in the Aspire programme.

"These young athletes are still at the development stage of their journey and we want to celebrate their early success. It's also a chance to assess their growing fundamental skills and potential in a competitive, performance environment."

North boys head coach Matt Newby:

"This year it was a privilege to work on the Aspire and Super Regional tiers of the British basketball pathway.

"The coaches and players from around the North have worked diligently to prepare for the national tournament.

"The process under the the expert guidance of RTM Neal Hopkins has been well thought through and we have seen growth in the athletes and coaches a like."

South U15 Girls head coach Claire Harper:

"The Super South Regional Programme has been a fantastic growing platform for players and staff.

Both age groups have worked extremely hard during all six camp days and have grown massively throughout the process, as individuals and as a group, who are ready to compete at the All-Star Tournament."

London U13 Boys head coach Charles Turrell:

"I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to coach a talented group of players. From the very first skills camp to Super camp, it’s been exciting to get to this point.

"I want to thank all the London Coaches and players for all their hard work and efforts."



U13 Girls
Akeala Daniel-Small Manchester Mystics
Anya Williams Manchester Mystics
Eirini-Maria Ieronymakis City Of Leeds
Ella Wright Sheffield Hatters
Isabel Lewis Lancashire Spinners
Katie Hancock Sheffield Hatters
Maani Friday Cheshire Wire
Millie Lowe Sheffield Hatters
Mojan Malek Manchester Mystics
Sophie Conroy City Of Leeds
Tiana Walker Manchester Mystics
Zoe Nathaniel City Of Leeds

Head Coach - Katie Lamond

U15 Girls
Alicia Vann Sheffield Hatters
Camille (Ruvimbo) Chinamasa Sheffield Hatters
Carina Costa Manchester Mystics
Elizandra Costa Manchester Mystics
Hattie Miles City Of Leeds
Irene Oboavwoduo Manchester Mystics
Juliet Booth Sheffield Hatters
Maisie Keyes Manchester Mystics
Maja Dabrowska Teesside Lions
Molly Finn Manchester Mystics
Sonia Maria Matei Manchester Mystics
Talitha Crane Sheffield Hatters

Head Coach - Rheanne Bailey

U13 Boys
Arran Dower East Durham Lions
Ashton Blissett Manchester Magic
Ben Wells York Eagles
Camran Hanson Manchester Magic
David Akhidime Manchester Magic
Dylan Deans Manchester Magic
Ege Cakmakkaya Liverpool Basketball Club
Luca Boothe Manchester Magic
Oliver Bishop York Eagles
Oscar Mahoney Teesside Lions
Romero Della-Verde City Of Leeds
Theo Westwood Manchester Magic

Head Coach - Anthony Reed
Assistant Coach - Ryan Weir

U15 Boys
David Hewitt Manchester Magic
Dom Goodwin Manchester Magic
George Pastor Manchester Giants
George Merrifield Newcastle Eagles
George Mitchell City Of Leeds
Harry Sheehan Manchester Giants
Jack Walton Manchester Magic
Jayden Âvora Gomes Manchester Giants
Max Stead City Of Leeds
Nathan Brown Manchester Magic
Oluwademilade Babalola Manchester Magic
Owen Mccarthy Sheffield Sharks

Head Coach - Mark Elderkin
Assistant Coach - Jake Shuttlewood


U13 Girls
Ada Akyol Richmond Knights
Brooke Turner Kent Crusaders
Elodie De Jonge Sevenoaks Suns
Freya Geaney Richmond Knights
Lilijana Liddell-Mickovski Cambridge Cats
Marcie Clarke Sevenoaks
Megan Tooley Sussex Storm
Nina Wadda Ipswich
Rosie O'Connell Richmond Knights
Summer Wilson Sussex Storm
Tanaia Robinson Ipswich
Zahara Fossati-Sharples Fleet Flyers

Head Coach - Kiely Reed
Assistant Coach - Freddie Winton

U15 Girls
Alana Cheal Crawley Storm
Anna Idiata Mendez Team Solent Kestrels
Caitlin Ryan St Albans Wolves
Deanna Carrington Ipswich
Holly Ensoll Kingston Lions
Kaiya Bateman Luton Basketball Club
Kara Bassil Ipswich Basketball Club
Madi Warren Richmond Knights
Maia Wiseman Ipswich Basketball Club
Stella Ekblad Piscitelli St Albans Wolves
Ruby Donnelly Norfolk Iceni Basketball Club
Savannah Stacey Sevenoaks Suns

Head Coach - Claire Harper
Assistant Coach - Ibrahim Gariba

U13 Boys
Ata Charles Refioglu RDF
Gael Jacobs Da Silva Ipswich Basketball
Joshua Mboura Kingston Wildcats
Kaiden Phillip Crusaders
Matthew Akintolu Brentwood Fire
Maxx Tjongondjoza Worthing Thunder
Mehmet Demir Tayyareci Kingston Lions Basketball
Nathan Shava Brentwood Fire
Oluwatomiwa  Alonge Yateley Silverbacks
Oscar Duff Richmond Knights
Rufus Wilkinson Farnborough Phantoms
Thanos Xenoudakis Surrey Rams

Head Coach - Adam Davies
Assistant Coach - Michael Martin

U15 Boys
Amari Maitland Harrow Falcons
Ancel-Gerard Torres Sussex Storm
Fin Morgan Cambridge Cats
Isaiah Alakiu Sussex Storm
Jonathan Kakande-Sekiwala Kent Crusaders
Matthew Daines Reading Rockets
Rafi Jalloh Sussex Storm
Raphael Connolly Sussex Storm
Rex Barrett-Berry Sussex Storm
Riccardo Scaramuccia Cambridge Cats
Theo Fawcitt Cambridge Cats (Lynx)
Tristan Curran Sussex Bears

Head Coach - Rhys Davies
Assistant Coach - Phil Russell


U13 Girls
Emmanuela Otisi Team Wolverhampton Slam!
Nicole Siwicki Huish Taunton Tigers
Sophie Atwill Bristol Academy Flyers
Ella-Rae Russell City of Birmingham Rockets
Libby Trueman Derby Trailblazers
Lola Bishop Nottingham Wildcats
Denaya-Jade Anderson Team Wolverhampton Slam!
Tahlia Christian Tamworth Tigers
Jada Nnaji Bromsgrove Bears
Kyhannah Campbell Nottingham Wildcats
Hannah Ling Bristol Academy Flyers

Head Coach - Maialen Zilbeti
Assistant Coach - Cormac O'Callaghan

U15 Girls
Angel Whyte Bristol Metropolitan Academy
Brooke Thomas Bristol Academy Flyers
Kosi (Kosisochi) Anyanwu Bromsgrove Bears
Tiarna Chambers-Desmond Derby Trailblazers
Isabella Trueman Derby Trailblazers
Athena Thompson Daventry Swifts
Alice Woodward Nottingham Wildcats
Kamilah Yakubu Bristol Academy Flyers
Hannah Lovatt Derby Trailblazers
Anya Kelly Derby Trailblazers
Evie Richards Mansfield Giants
Charley Woodman Bristol Academy Flyers

Head Coach - Gemma Salmon
Assistant Coach - Caitlyn Riley

U13 Boys
Demetrius Brown-Wright Nottingham Hoods
Flynn Wright Leicester Riders
Ismael Cisse Bristol Academy Flyers
Ziah Francis City of Birmingham Rockets
Shujaa Barnaby Team Birmingham Elite
Theo Mckay Torbay Tigers
Ibrahim Patel Leicester Riders
George Payne Weymouth Basketball
Owen Nwiwu West Bromwich Basketball Club
Tudor Dunca Nottingham Hoods
Khaletto Anderson Bristol Academy Flyers
Malakai Chrismon Northamptonshire Titans

Head Coach - Dan Watts
Assistant Coach - Emanuel Jr. Bradshaw

U15 Boys
Ja'Quorion Walker Bristol Academy Flyers
Isaac Spurrier Plymouth Basketball Club
Layjuan Farrell City of Birmingham Rockets
Elias Rice Leicester Riders
Nico Juanico Bristol Academy Flyers
Philippos Basioudis Coventry Tornadoes
Corey Hill Bristol Academy Flyers
Elias Norman Derby Trailblazers
Fallilou Mbengue Team Birmingham Elite
Kyro Mccalla Team Birmingham Elite
Joshua Okoduwa Coventry Elite
Ethan Round Northamptonshire Titans

Head Coach - Stephen Barnes
Assistant Coach - Christian Hill


U13 Girls
Amelia Orungbeja London Thunder
Ana Julya Borges De Deus London Greenhouse Pioneers
Bade Isik Richmond Knights
Chayana Collins RDF
Joelle Sealy London Thunder
Mischa Okada Leroy GCA Haringey Angels
Nahla Laycock Richmond Knights
Neve Rugette Richmond Knights
Precious Godwin Richmond Knights
Rhianna Jerome RDF
Sapphire-Rose Adisa Activities 4 U
Victoria Samuel Hackney Wolves

Head Coach - Noah Godwin
Assistant Coach - Sonia Lei

U15 Girls
Adaora Dioramma GCA Haringey Angels
Anastasia Abe London Greenhouse Pioneers
Ayla Habbal GCA Haringey Angels
Chloe Vella London Warriors
Jenna Ramen Brixton Topcats
Josie Furner London Thunder
Monife Abidekun London Lions
Rihanna Angus Hounslow Hawks
Rihanna Loum Smith London Thunder
Ruby Knight - Paris London Greenhouse Pioneers
Teniola Oduola London Greenhouse Pioneers

Head Coach - Alex Ducasse
Assistant Coach - Doreen St Marthe

U13 Boys
Christopher Sagun Chiswick Gators
Daniel Olusanya London Elite
Freddie King-Smith Richmond Knights
Jayden Wong Activities 4 U
Jenson Green Baltic Stars
Jeremi Dutka London Warriors
Kaya Birsen London Elite
Keane Angeles Richmond Knights
Myles Barry London Thunder
Otto Tisne Hackney Jedis
Patrick Moore Richmond Knights
Rafael Tesfay London Warriors

Head Coach - Charles Turrell
Assistant Coach - Stephen Oneriti

U15 Boys
Derick Mutonda London Greenhouse Pioneers
Elijah Omar Brixton Topcats
Ethan Jacob Arroyo London United
Fulvio Dos Santos Baltic Stars
Harvey Smith London Lions
Henry Taiwo London Thunder
Khyle Justin Capanzana London Lions
Nathaniel Djanogly London Elite
Nathaniel Byfield Southwark Legends
Stephan Anderson Southwark Legends
Tejan Rugette Richmond Knights
Kervy Mabaya Enfield Scorpions

Head Coach - Lucio Semedo
Assistant Coach - Burak Haciismail

All teams will meet on Friday night for a training and prep session ahead of the tournament. 

Saturday's action will also include a three-point shooting challenge, with each team nominating one shooter to hit as many triples as possible in two minutes.

Updates will be posted across the weekend on the Basketball England social media channels, which are linked below.



Pool games across four courts at starting: 10am, 11:15am, 12:30pm, 1:45pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm, 4.45pm


9am - U13 Girls Final (showcourt); Third/fourth place (back hall)
11am - U13 Boys Final (showcourt); Third/fourth place (back hall)
1pm U15 Girls Final (showcourt); Third/fourth place (back hall)
3pm U15 Boys Final (showcourt); Third/fourth place (back hall)

All players receive two tickets each for spectators. Entry for all others is £3 (£1 concessions) per day.