A new video featuring British basketball influencers Mo Mooncey, host of NBA podcast Hoop Genius, Sneaker Sisterhood founder Giulia Zecchini, Simply British Ballers, UK Dunk Champ Joel Henry a.k.a The Royal Guard, wheelchair basketball club High Rollers, and current members of the FYC, showcases the different ways people can work and thrive in basketball.
It marks the start of the second round of recruiting to the committee, which already has eight members.
“We are dedicated to elevating the youth voice and creating pathways for them to succeed. This is a vital part of our equality, diversity, and inclusion strategy and by investing in our youth now, we are creating leaders of the future,” said Alfred Nelson, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at Basketball England.
“It is vital to have youth represented at all levels in BE’s decision-making processes. With the second intake of the FYC, we plan to give the committee more visibility, responsibility, and pathways to be heard and opportunities to be mentored and learn how basketball is administered and governed.
“The advert is set to generate significant excitement and support, encouraging youth engagement and hopefully lots of young people will see the value of being involved with our committee and apply to be on it.”
“My favourite thing about joining the FYC is the number of opportunities that have been offered to us,” said current FYC member, Romaldas, who is 21 and from London.
“From attending 3x3 events, to career opportunities and endless networking possibilities.”
The youth-led initiative is designed to better connect BE with young people who will shape the future of basketball in England, as well as provide them with professional guidance and opportunities to nurture their skill sets and leadership qualities.
The advert, designed to capture attention and ignite young people’s passion for basketball, has been broadcast across BE’s social media networks.