Basketball England announce 2019 plans and staff openings for England Talent Programmes

Ahead of a busy schedule in 2019, Basketball England is pleased to announce the England Talent Programmes’ plans for the coming year. They have been created in line with the Basketball England Talent Plan that was released in September 2018 and as part of our ambitions to develop a world class talent system for players, volunteers and professionals within the sport.

The England Talent Programmes will focus on the Under 14 and Under 15 age groups (2004 & 2005 born players) and will involve an emphasis on exposing players and coaches to European styles of play and conditions. By doing this earlier and more frequently than ever before with our talented athletes, we are making strides to better equip our players for selection and competition at FIBA European Championships with Great Britain squads from under 16 level onward.

In conjunction with our Regional Talent Managers, we are finalising the list of players that will be selected to attend the initial England Talent Programme camps in Manchester during Easter. These squad lists will be announced on the Basketball England website tomorrow at 10:00am.

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The 2019 England Talent Programme schedule of activity is as below:

Easter Training Camp (Under 15 & Under 14 Boys & Girls)
πŸ“… Monday 8 April - Wednesday 10 April
πŸ“ National Basketball Performance Centre, Manchester

Nottingham Tournament (Under 15 Girls)
πŸ“… Thursday 18th - Friday 19th April
πŸ“ Nottingham Wildcat Arena, Nottingham

Lions Cup (Under 15 Boys)
πŸ“… Friday 19 April – Monday 22 April
πŸ“ Paris, France

May Half Term Training Camp (Under 15 & Under 14 Boys & Girls)
πŸ“… Tuesday 28 May - Thursday 30 May
πŸ“ National Basketball Performance Centre, Manchester

Copenhagen Invitational Tournament (Under 14 & Under 15 Boys & Girls)
πŸ“… Thursday 20 June – Sunday 23 June
πŸ“ Copenhagen, Denmark.

August Camp (Under 14 Boys & Girls)
πŸ“… Tuesday 6 August - Thursday 8 August
πŸ“ National Basketball Performance Centre, Manchester

Valencia Tournament (Under 14 Boys & Girls)
πŸ“… Wednesday 14 August – Sunday 18 August
πŸ“ Valencia, Spain

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Further details on each tournament’s activities and the teams we will be competing against will be released in due course.

In addition, the England Talent Programmes also focus heavily on coach and workforce development, with new support being offered in the form of regular peer reviews and mentoring opportunities.

We are now opening the application process for the following positions, with one position available per age group & gender:

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to talent@basketballengland.co.uk by Sunday 17th March 2019. Interviews will take place week commencing 25th March.

Please consider the England Talent Programme schedule of activity and your availability when completing your application.