From equipment and nutrition, to competition fees and bus fares, the list of costs talented young sportspeople face is seemingly endless.
Many athletes depend on the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ to fund their progression through their sport, but there is a limit to how far even their biggest supporter’s budget can stretch, and could result in facing a tough decision on whether to continue training and competing.
The prospect of competing at the highest level internationally is what motivates young players as they aim to represent their country. They show huge levels of dedication, commitment and sacrifice in pursuing their sporting ambitions.
Young, dedicated basketball players know that there are costs involved when aspiring to train and play at a higher level. Sports equipment and clothing, training fees, training camps, competition and a healthy diet represent considerable expenses each month for many athletes and their families - a challenge that athletes and their families may face.
Basketball England recognises that the cost of competing can be very demanding, therefore the below lists organisations that offer various forms of support to young athletes for their training and playing activities to make the most out of opportunities that are available.
Please note that every effort has been made to ensure this information is reliable and correct at the time of publishing, April 2021.
Basketball England is not responsible for any changes to the information. For more details, please visit the individual organisation's website or contact them directly.