British Basketball confirm Coaching and Management Teams for GB National Youth Squads

 British Basketball Announce the Coaching and Management Staff for the GB National Youth Squads for the FIBA European Championships 2017

British Basketball is pleased to announce the confirmation of all coaching and team management roles for the GB National Youth Squads, ahead of the various FIBA European Championships 2017.

With 2017 being the first year that Under 16 and Under 18 teams will be competing as Great Britain, rather than the Home Countries, there is great excitement within the basketball community for opportunities facing the squads.

British Basketball Chief Executive, Lisa Wainwright, commented “We are delighted to name such strong coaching and management teams to all of the GB National Youth Squads. Using the experience and talent within the Home Countries, we’ve been able to appoint high quality coaches and excellent team support personnel to all squads. Flying the flag for GB for the first time for the younger age groups adds a new dimension for the coaches, management and players. Thanks to all the Home Countries for their assistance in appointing the staff and Basketball England for managing the Under 16 and Under 18 squads. Another example of collaborative working being driven by our Transforming Basketball in Britain strategy.”

A full list of all staff is listed below:

GB Under 20 Men

Name                          Position

Andreas Kapoulas      Head Coach

Lloyd Gardner             Assistant Coach

Josh Merrington          Assistant Coach

Mark Lloyd                  Team Manager

Mark Dayson              Physio

Ross Knevett              Sports Therapist

GB Under 20 Women

Name                          Position

Jose Maria Buceta       Head Coach

Chris Bunten               Assistant Coach

Rachael Vanderwal    Assistant Coach

Beverley Kettlety         Team Manager

Darren Finnegan         Physio

GB Under 18 Men

Name                          Position

Alan Keane                 Head Coach

Ian Macleod                Assistant Coach

Pete Daines                Team Manager

Peter Berenyi              Performance Analyst

Patrick Waplington      S&C Coach

Ellen Scott                  Sports Therapist

GB Under 18 Women

Name                          Position

Vanessa Ellis              Head Coach

James Dawe               Assistant Coach

Sadie Mason               Team Manager

Barney Blake              Performance Analyst

Sam Heathcote           S&C Coach

James McCormack    Physio

GB Under 16 Men

Name                          Position

James Vear                 Head Coach

Craig Nicol                  Assistant Coach

Howard Leighton         Team Manager

Ieuan Alex Jones        Performance Analyst

Hani Assi                     S&C Coach

Mark Dayson              Physio

GB Under 16 Women

Name                          Position

Matthew Harber          Head Coach

Kenrick Liburd             Assistant Coach

Olga Cornish               Team Manager

Adam Davies              Performance Analyst

Antonis Kesisoglou     S&C Coach

Brad Scanes               Physio

Congratulations to Eagles very own Ian Macleod on a well deserved and wonderful appointment. Great to see Team Northumbria Women’s Coach Chris Bunten also appointed and ex-Eagles Foundation Coach Josh Merrington also in the line-up. And finally “Make Some Noise” for Howard Leighton too as he gets the GB Under 16 Boys Team Manager job.

A great day for them all and The Eagles Community Foundation.