So, all the Governing Bodies for Basketball in Britain have signed up to this transformation and collaboration. Our leaders share their views on the way forward.

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British Basketball Federation

Nick Humby

Basketball in Britain Strategy 2016 to 2024

I became Independent Chairman of the British Basketball Federation (BBF) on 01 January 2016.

The BBF is now just nine months away from fulfilling the commitment the three Home Nation Associations made after the 2012 Olympics, to take up GB membership of FIBA and to create a new collaborative confederated approach to developing the sport in Britain.

Already in my first weeks in post, I have met so many committed and talented people in the sport who are working hard to deliver in their own area of activity.

The BBF Board was clear from the start that to deliver on the federated approach for Britain, it needed to ensure a number of strategic principles were pursued:

  • The BBF should lead a new approach to the sport;
  • The approach should be based on collaboration and inclusivity (which seeks to make sure that the total is greater than the sum of the parts);
  • There should be clarity of roles and responsibilities for all major stakeholders;
  • Delivery partners should share the vision for the sport and know how they contribute to the ‘big picture’ of Basketball in Britain;
  • The BBF shouldn't seek to control or do everything itself; rather the vision should provide the framework to empower delivery by others within an aligned approach to the growth of the sport.

To take this forward, it is intended to consult on and create a single vision for the sport through to 2024/25 and identify the objectives and strategies that will underpin it.

The consultation will seek the views from fans, coaches, officials, players and volunteers on what this vision and strategy should look like through this website.

This is a new beginning, because the Home Nations agreed it, FIBA endorsed it and Sport England have supported it.

We all know the great potential the sport has - we see it in local communities and we read about it all around the world. If we are going to finally realise this potential in Britain we need direction, clarity and commitment from all who can make a difference.

We need to work together.

Nick Humby
Independent Chairman
British Basketball Federation

This is a new beginning, because the Home Nations agreed it, FIBA endorsed it and Sport England have supported it.

Basketball England

Stewart Kellett

Basketball England co-leading and shaping a better future for Basketball

I started as CEO of Basketball England on 4 January 2016 and I'm delighted to be part of this great game and the shaping of its future! I have moved from British Cycling where participation growth and performance gains have been achieved at unprecedented levels. My ambition is to create the same opportunity for Basketball to grow and succeed.

At British Cycling we shaped a clear plan with a focus on doing the right thing for the sport to deliver a huge ambition for growth and success with shared goals, owned and supported by partners. The philosophy of a customer and athlete centred approach has drawn the best from everyone in the sport. They have delivered!

It is clear that Basketball doesn't have a clear direction, focus or collective drive. As CEO of the English Governing Body for the game, I am totally committed to creating the very best conditions for everyone in the game to thrive and achieve so much more for the sport and for those playing, competing, volunteering and advocating.

Basketball England, together with the Home Nations and our collaborative approach with the British Basketball Federation now has the opportunity, indeed duty, to deliver growth and success. Our approach is fully supported by Sport England.

In this positive change for the sport, I will be transforming our own practices as the English Governing Body, raising our own game as custodians and standard bearers for Basketball. The Board of Basketball England started this process with my recruitment to lead a new approach in England and we will soon be recruiting for a new Chair to drive forward this change with me.

Basketball has waited far too long to create the right conditions for the sport to thrive. This is our moment!

Stewart Kellett
Chief Executive
Basketball England

Basketball has waited far too long to create the right conditions for the sport to thrive. This is our moment!

Basketball Wales

Dr Steve Lloyd

Basketball in Britain Strategy 2016 to 2024

I became Chairman of Basketball Wales in December 2015, along with six new directors. We are determined to build a new strategy for the sport in Wales in collaboration with the British Basketball Federation, the other Home Nation Associations and Sport Wales.

Basketball Wales fully supports the formation of the BBF, which is now just nine months away from fulfilling the commitment the three Home Nation Associations made, to create a new collaborative confederated approach to developing the sport in Britain.

We agree that we need a new approach to the sport based on collaboration and an inclusive approach. We want to define the role Basketball Wales and its partners play in a wider vision for the sport in Britain and align our activity to support the growth of the sport.

The BBF and the Home Nations have started to consult on and create a single vision for the sport through to 2025 and identify the objectives and strategies that will underpin it. The consultation will seek the views from fans, coaches, players, officials and volunteers on what this vision and strategy should look like, through this website.

The vision that emerges from this should cover Basketball in communities, Basketball in education, club and league Basketball and the talent and elite player pathways and ultimately help more Welsh players develop, enjoy the sport and reach their potential.

Dr Steve Lloyd
Chairman
Basketball Wales

We agree that we need a new approach to the sport based on collaboration and an inclusivity.

Basketball Scotland

Kevin Pringle

Basketball in Britain Strategy 2016 to 2024

Having been CEO of basketballscotland for the past 10 years and a member of the Basketball community for a good few more, I've seen a lot of positive change in Basketball in Scotland and I'm passionate about driving continued improvement in our game.

I believe that coming together with Basketball England and Basketball Wales under the British Basketball Federation has the potential to be a huge positive for the sport throughout Great Britain. While basketballscotland will continue to govern and run Basketball in Scotland, working together to grow and improve the game can only be to the benefit of all partners.

Engaging the Basketball community in setting a clear direction for the sport across the participation, performance and commercial areas will provide a structure to allow us to collaborate effectively and move our sport forward.

If you are passionate about the future of Basketball, I would encourage everyone to make sure your voice is heard through this process.

Kevin Pringle
Chief Executive
basketballscotland

Working together to grow and improve the game can only be to the benefit of all partners