England Talent programme: U14s and U15s coaches and staff named for 2023 schedule

England Talent Programme coaches and staff have been confirmed ahead of national team activity in spring and summer 2023. 

England U14 and U15 Boys and Girls squads will take part in a range of events at home and abroad, as outlined in November 

Dan Petts, Ruth Eytle, Billy Beddow and Maialen Zilbeti have been named as head coaches for the U14 Boys, U14 Girls, U15 Boys and U15 Girls respectively. 

Players for each age group will be invited to Selection Camps in Manchester in April. Players will primarily be referred for selection through their involvement in the Aspire Programme as part of Basketball England’s Talent Pathway. Players will be sent invites in early March. 

Basketball England Head of Talent and Performance Steve Bucknall said:  

“We welcome new and returning coaches to the ETP as we look forward to building on the activity we undertook last year. 

“Our latest cohorts of talented U14 and U15 players with have to opportunity to develop in a range of competitive and practice situations. Our aim is to identify, test and improve these youngsters so the best of them can push on further to represent Great Britain in European competition.”  

The ETP is designed to provide 14-15-year-old players with opportunities train together and compete against and learn from other nations.   



Head Coach - Dan Petts
Assistant Coaches - Scott Burchnall, Charles Vuong 
Team Manager - Wayne Brooks 


Head Coach - Ruth Eytle 
Assistant Coaches - Lewis Scott*, Gemma Salmon* 
Team Manager - Charlotte Redhead* 


Head Coach - Billy Beddow* 
Assistant Coaches - Mitchell Timmins, Freddie Winton 
Team Manager - Jeron Johnson 


Head Coach - Maialen Zilbeti* 
Assistant Coach - Charlie Haynes*, Shanice Turner 
Team Manager - Ruchae Walton

*Continuing from 2021-22 programme. 



Wed 29 Mar & Sun 2 April: Player Screening, Manchester  
Mon 3 Apr-Wed 5 Apr: Manchester Selection Camp  
Mon 10 Apr-Fri 14 Apr: Globasket tournament, Costa Brava, Spain  
Fri 26 May-Sun 28 May: Tri-Nations Tournament, Dundee Scotland  
Thurs 1 Jun-Sun 4 Jun: Serbia (camp and games)  


Wed 29 Mar & Sun 2 April: Player Screening, Manchester  
Mon 3 Apr-Wed 5 Apr: Manchester Selection Camp  
Fri 7 Apr - Mon 10 Apr: Lions Cup, Paris (U15 Boys only)
Mon 10 Apr-Fri 14 Apr: Globasket Tournament, Costa Brava, Spain  
Mon 29 May-Thu 1 Jun: Serbia (camp and games) 

U16 Girls and Boys, U18 Men and Women 

Information on England U16 and U18 teams’ participation in the Four-Nations Tournament will be shared soon. 

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