Following a period of research, consultation, international comparisons and consideration of the best practice in basketball, we now signal a period of change, improvement and delivery to develop and grow the sport. We have a tremendous opportunity to promote the sport to the nation, government, media and potential investors in a positive and realistic way if we show we can achieve a lot more collectively for basketball and the communities we all serve.

This strategic plan is the direction, focus and advert for all stakeholders to help leverage a better future for basketball and support the thousands of people benefiting from our sport.


Year 1 - Progress to date.

Below you will find the most recent progress from our Strategic plan - Growing BasketbALL together. 

*Updated 17th December 2018. 

Grow and Retain Participation 

Enhance our Infrastructure

World-Class Talent System 

  • 10 Regional Talent Managers recruited.
  • Existing Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) programmes reaccredited to deliver the new Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) programme.
  • Talent Plan and Player Development Framework released providing age & stage guidance in the pursuit of developing more and better players.
  • Aspire programme launched in all 10 regions replacing the existing Regional Performance Centre and Regional Development Tournament programmes.
  • 100 coaches and coordinators representing 70 different Basketball clubs recruited, educated and deployed into the Aspire programme.
  • Head of Physiotherapy & Sports Science recruited and deployed.
  • Partnership extensions negotiated with Edge10 and Fit4sport providing valuable support to our Sports Science & Medicine teams.
  • Minimum Operating Standards developed for the new Regional Talent Hub structure.

January to March 2019

  • Begin the Expression of Interest (EoI) process to identify 10 Regional Talent Hubs.
  • Gain approval from British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) to commence with the implementation of a ‘Super League’ level of competition in UK Universities which will provide talented UK players with a viable UK destination upon graduation from Further Education.
  • Begin the club role out of the Player Development Framework which will include roadshow events and online learning.
  • England Talent Programme level of the pathway to commence in February focusing on the Under 14 & Under 15 age groups.
  • Host the first ‘Aspire Programme National Coaching Conference’ which will provide the workforce with a valuable opportunity to learn from some of the country’s best basketball practitioners and other sports.

High Performing NGB

Plans for January to March 2019

  • We are planning to train all of our Board members in safeguarding to ensure membership safety continues to be at the top of our agenda as an NGB
  • We are developing a people strategy to ensure we have the right staff in place to deliver the service for our members.  The people strategy will include the delivery of training and strong performance management across all areas of the sport
  • To develop and implement a diversity action plan to improve our governance as an NGB.  This will ensure we are able to attract real diversity into the sport both through its members and staff