ENGLAND TALENT

PROGRAMMES 2019.

England Talent Programmes

The England Talent Programmes (ETP) are designed to provide players and coaches with opportunities to come together, train and compete against other nations with the basic aim of exposing English talent to as many different playing styles and conditions as possible prior to potential Great Britain selection.

Taking the learnings from a number of European countries, we will be focusing on Under 14 & Under 15 options as a priority. This doesn’t mean that we are dismissing other age groups. However, as considerable funds and support are already offered through the England Development Programme (EDP), we have the opportunity to focus on formative experiences which have proven to be a key part of other countries’ success in recent years. 

The schedule of activity for 2019 is as below:

Easter Training Camp (Under 15 & Under 14 Boys & Girls) 
📅 Monday 8 April - Wednesday 10 April
📍 National Basketball Performance Centre, Manchester

Nottingham Tournament (Under 15 Girls)
📅 Thursday 18th - Friday 19th April
📍 Nottingham Wildcat Arena, Nottingham

Lions Cup (Under 15 Boys)
📅 Friday 19 April – Monday 22 April
📍 Paris, France

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

Copenhagen Invitational Tournament (Under 14 & Under 15 Boys & Girls)
📅 Thursday 20 June – Sunday 23 June
📍 Copenhagen, Denmark.

August Camp (Under 14 Boys & Girls)
📅 Tuesday 6 August - Thursday 8 August
📍 National Basketball Performance Centre, Manchester

Valencia Tournament (Under 14 Boys & Girls)
📅 Wednesday 14 August – Sunday 18 August
📍 Valencia, Spain

Under 14/15 Girls

Player

Club

Region

Lucy Tucker-Blackford

Team Solent Kestrels

South

Charlie Wroe

Manchester Mystics

North West

Zulieka Franklin

Sevenoaks Suns

South East

Grace Strickland

Oaklands College Wolves

East

Violet Stutz

Richmond Knights

South East

Natalie Charity

Exeter Spartans Basketball

South West

Elena Ramos Matheson

Tenerife Central

N/A

Tinu Fakunle

Newham Youngbloods

London

Katie Januszewska

Derby Trailblazers

East Midlands

Fatmata Jenneh

Newham Youngbloods

London

Hannah Gray

Ipswich Basketball Club

East

Amba Thompson

Richmond Knights

South East

Tejonah-Sharon McKay

Hounslow Hawks

London

Megan Adair

Mansfield Giants

East Midlands

Kizzy Spence

Manchester Mystics

North West

Salu Oluwatunmise

London Greenhouse Pioneers

London

Leia Edwards

Newham Youngbloods

London

Alex Barrett

Richmond Knights

South East

Nicole Carroll

City of Leeds

Yorkshire

Isobel Jonas

Newcastle Eagles

North East

Lauren Bird

Newcastle Eagles

North East

Olivia Forster

Manchester Mystics

North West

Tamara Smith White

Luton Basketball Club

East

Esha Rani Nayar

Manchester Mystics

North West

Deborah Buliruarua

York Eagles

Yorkshire

Eleni Vourliotis

Manchester Mystics

North West

Nicholle Lavinier

Newham Youngbloods

London

Esther Kursite-Kobri

Hounslow Hawks

London

Leisha Burgess

Northamptonshire Titans

East Midlands

Ashia King

Northants Basketball Club

East Midlands

Alex Bello

Northamptonshire Titans

East Midlands

Yemisi Mefful

Newcastle Eagles

North East

Saruna Gudza

Luton Basketball Club

East

Head Coach - TBC

Assistant Coach - TBC

Performance Analyst - TBC

Team Manager - TBC

Physiotherapist - TBC

Strength & Conditioning Coach - TBC

Under 14/15 Boys

Player

Club

Region

Zak Missouri

Team Solent Kestrels

South

Tyrese Lacey

Team Birmingham Elite

West Midlands

Fergus Caskey-Sutton

Torbay Tigers

South West

Ben Brown

Manchester Magic

North West

Liam Campbell

London United

London

Farouq Olatunji

Luton Basketball Club

East

Isaac Round

Northamptonshire Titans

East Midlands

Ali Abushego

City of Birmingham

West Midlands

Zac Moore 

Sheffield Sharks

Yorkshire

Louie Tucker

Bristol Academy Flyers

South West

Latrell Davis

City of Leeds Basketball Club

Yorkshire

Joshua Eccleston

London United

London

Lucas Ricketts

Manchester Magic

North West

Myles Alcindor

London Thunder

London

Joe Sheeran

Newcastle Eagles

North East

Michael Daniel

Reading Rockets

South

Bradley May

Manchester Magic

North West

Efeose Ukegheson

Southend Rockets

East

Alasan Njie-Morgan

City of Birmingham

West Midlands

Noah Myers

Newham Youngbloods

London

Theo Cloake-Caveney

Manchester Giants

North West

Dara Adeyemi

Luton Basketball Club

East

Leo Leperrier

Newcastle Eagles

North East

Joshua Kubaci

Manchester Giants

North West

Allen Mordi

West Herts Warriors

East

Christian Boden

City of Leeds Basketball Club

Yorkshire

Sampson Onuoha

Right Development Foundation

London

Daniel Eke

Oaklands College Wolves

East

Elisee Guede

Newham Youngbloods

London

Jason Soodeen 

Bristol Academy Flyers

South West

Henry Winton

Woking Blackhawks

South East

Vuk Stojkovic

Bucks Hornets

South

Toby Akinlade

Manchester Magic

North West

Fortune Hambeh

City of Birmingham

West Midlands

Finlay Gillies

City of Leeds Basketball Club

Yorkshire

Head Coach - TBC

Assistant Coach - TBC

Performance Analyst - TBC

Team Manager - TBC

Physiotherapist - TBC

Strength & Conditioning Coach - TBC

England Talent Programme FAQ’s

What is the England Talent Programme?

The England Talent Programmes (ETP) are designed to provide players and coaches with opportunities to come together, train and compete against other nations with the basic aim of exposing English talent to as many different playing styles and conditions as possible prior to potential Great Britain selection.

How are players selected?

Players are referred primarily through their involvement in the Aspire Programme or England Development Programme levels of our Talent Pathway. In each of our 10 basketball regions we have a Regional Talent Manager whose role it is to support, track and refer players for selection to England Talent Programmes.

How can my child/player get involved?

If you believe your child/player is a standout performer in your club please contact your Regional Talent Manager who can provide you with information on the support that is available and how to access the Talent Pathway

How does the England Talent Programme link up with Great Britain?

Each of the Home Countries (England, Scotland & Wales) have their own Talent Pathway and programmes that align with Great Britain programmes at U16, U18 & U20 levels. Each Home Country nominates players to Great Britain who then deliver preparational activities on the lead up to the summers European Championships.

Is there a cost to be on the England Talent Programme?

Player and parent contributions are required to enable us to deliver the programme. The contributions are set at £75.00 per camp and £150.00 per International tournament, an array of payment options are available to ensure affordability doesn’t become a restricting factor to a player's participation.

How are clubs recognised for producing players that are selected to England Talent Programmes?

Our network of clubs and coaches do a fantastic job on a weekly basis with our players and we recognise and value the contributions that they are making. We recognise this in two ways when it comes to the England Talent Programmes, firstly the name of the club is listed on the player name section of the website and also we send clubs certificates which can be displayed at their home venues to recognise their achievement.

For further information please email talent@basketballengland.co.uk or alternatively call 0300 600 1170.