Basketball England today announced the brand new National Programme coaching, sports science, medical, analytics and team management staff that will help propel the sport to greater heights in this country following an extensive recruitment drive.

Our Esh Group Eagles Newcastle BBL team Assistant Coach and Eagles Community Foundation Mentoring and Performance Officer, Ian Macleod steps up from previously coaching England’s Under 15s to join the Under 18 Mens team bench as Assistant Coach starting with this week’s training camp.

Two of our School of Excellence players join Coach Macleod at the National Performance Centre in Manchester, as Jeremy Lievin and Tosan Evbuomwan join the squad of 38 Under 16 Men taking part in the three-days of coaching.

“This is an exciting time as we are actively looking to change, develop and improve the sport here in this country by taking it to the very next level,” said Basketball England’s Technical and Performance Manager Vladan Dragosavac.

“Our appointment of the new England national programme staff represents a fundamentally important step in that whole process.

“I’m delighted that we now have the very best youth coaches in England at our disposal and would like to commend all of them for taking on such responsibilities at a key moment for English basketball.”

Everyone at the Eagles wishes Ian, Jeremy and Tosan all the best with the National Programme.

Read more on the Basketball England website.