England Basketball has participated in international basketball for over 60 years and is a proud and committed member of FIBA Europe. At any given point in time, England is represented by as many as ten national basketball teams from U16, U18 and U20 through to the full Senior squads.
FIBA Europe's website gives a full list of all the FIBA Europe competitions that England have taken part in. Please follow this link
The program is for players in the U16 and U18 age groups and for performance level youth coaches. It is focused primarily on representing England at the annual European Championships. These championships involve up to 47 countries playing to determine the European champions.
As well as National Teams we also have National Development Programs at the U15 and U17 age groups. These are player and coach development programs that are designed to help participants prepare for international competition.
The U15 National Development Program sees potential international players and coaches identified for further development and the opportunity of international standard games.
The U17 National Development Program - titled New Horizons - is similar but there is a focus on late-developing players and coaches who have only previously coached at the senior level.
If you are not in the UK, but think that you may be eligible to represent England and think that you are of a standard to do so, please contact email@example.com
Senior and U20 teams are now competing IN FIBA COMPETITIONS as Great Britain
In 2005, The national basketball associations of Wales, Scotland and England put pen to paper on an agreement which was seen as the first major step in securing a place for British basketball at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
The agreement was backed by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). "This is excellent news", stated Patrick Baumann, the Secretary General of the world governing body. "Just two months after we met with all the stakeholders of basketball in Great Britain, and only a few days after the FIBA Central Board paved the way for a Great Britain team, a formal agreement is in place. This is an exciting development that can lay the foundation to have competitive host teams for the 2012 Olympic basketball tournaments for men and women."
Secretary General for FIBA Europe, Nar Zanolin was in attendance and stated that it was a very fruitful meeting and now we must all go forward.
FIBA Europe were fully supportive with a key development allowing British men's and women's teams to compete in Europe at senior and U20 level; while the home countries retain the right for their senior teams to compete at a lower level to that of the respective British team. The home countries also retain their individual age group (U14, U16 and U18) team programmes and the right to compete in FIBA Europe competitions.