National governing body (NGB): Basketball England

NGB contact: Charlie Ford

Basketball England targets SportsAid's support towards the top players for the under-16 and under-18 national teams (male and female). Priority will be given to the top 12 athletes. GB under-20 players may also be considered if financial pressures are a barrier to their progression.

Players are nominated as follows, in accordance with the SportsAid criteria:

  • Performing at the elite level of junior basketball as a member of a boys' or girls' under-16 or under-18 national team - either at the last European Championships or projected to be selected for the next European Championships
  • Predominantly aged 12-18
  • Living and training in the UK
  • Not in receipt of other talent pathway funding including TASS or Lottery funding
  • Currently the SportsAid quota to basketball does not quite cover all of the eligible national team players so priority is given according to the ranking of players by position within their national team squad.

The nomination process

SportsAid only supports unfunded athletes who are nominated by their sport's national governing body. This ensures the right athletes get the right help at the right time - enhancing the sports' talent development programmes rather than duplicating them. Nominations take place every autumn. You should contact your sport about whether you meet the criteria for the next round of SportsAid awards. Meeting the nomination criteria does not necessarily guarantee a SportsAid award because the charity can only distribute what it has fundraised.

More information

Contact Charlie Ford at Basketball England.

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