Reporting to BE's Head of Talent and Performance, the quartet will each lead newly formed ‘super-regions’ made up of the ten existing Basketball England regions.
The move replaces the previous system where each region previously had their own RTM, making for a more efficient and joined-up approach across the country. Three are reappointments from the previous system, with Hopkins joining the team as a new face.
The change is a major reset to provide better development support for basketball. Young players have lost a year of basketball development due to the COVID-19 pandemic and BE is keen to work with club coaches and the next generation of players to fulfil their potential.
It is also part of our new course to be more competitive internationally across the next two Commonwealth and Olympic Games cycles, both for the 5v5 and 3x3 formats of the game.
The Regional Talent Managers primary responsibility is to act as an ambassador for our Player Development Framework and to ensure that all levels of the Talent System & Pathway are integrated and working collaboratively to meet the needs of players, parents, coaches and clubs.
Our Regional Talent Managers and contact details are below:
North (responsible for North West, North East, Yorkshire) - Neal Hopkins - firstname.lastname@example.org
Central (responsible for East Midlands, West Midlands, South West) – Danny Williams – email@example.com
South (responsible for East, South, South East) – Matthew Harber - firstname.lastname@example.org
London (responsible for London) – Dominic Ng – email@example.com