They were founded in September, 1980, but how much do you know about the English Basketball Fellowship and what they continue to do for the sport we all love?
Created at the University of Nottingham, the Fellowship was born with a remit of regularly bringing together people who had given “outstanding services to the sport of basketball over a period of many years.” Originally that only covered those involved at a national level, though their scope has widened in recent years. Current membership stands at about 75, and potential members must be initially nominated by a current member of the Fellowship.
As you can imagine from a group of like minded individuals, the Fellowship continues to gives back to the sport as frequently as possible. At present, they run two small funding streams, one for coaches and one for officials, aiming to provide financial assistance to anyone looking to attend a camp or clinic to develop their skills.
Applications made to the Fellowship are examined on a case by case basis and assessed with the assistance of Basketball England’s Regional Chairs. Anyone who would like to submit a request to the “Phillip Clarke Coaching Bursary” or the “William Taylor Officiating Bursary” should email Tim Brown using the button below, including the following information:
A large number of applications were received in 2018, highlighting both the fantastic work the Fellowship continue to provide within the sport and also the appetite for coaches and officials to continue their development across the country.