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Anual General Meeting

Dear Colleagues

Below is the formal notice of the AGM on 16 June.
We hope to see you there, and would particularly welcome your thoughts on future development of the league and basketball in the area generally.
This meeting needs to have a purpose which makes it worth us all giving up an evening to attend, so it should be about improving everyone’s basketball opportunities and experience.
This in turn requires input from us all, as committee proposals will only succeed if they have the practical support of a majority of teams.


The Annual General Meeting of the Gloucestershire Basketball League will take place at Tewkesbury Rugby Football Club on Monday 16 June at 19:00 prompt.

Each team currently in membership of the league is required to send one representative. No person may represent more than one team. Failure to be represented will result in a fine of £25 (loss of deposit).

A representative of any new team considering joining the league may attend by prior permission of the Chair.

Should a vote be required on any matter, each current team and each committee member shall be permitted one vote. No person may vote in more than one capacity.

The agenda will include the usual end of season reports, proposals for the 2014-15 season, and discussion on the development of basketball in the area.

Anyone who wishes to propose items for the agenda, or changes to the Constitution/Rules must submit these to the Chair by Monday 2 June.

A snack buffet will be provided, and a cash bar will be available as usual.

Paul Christensen

Discount on Spalding Products

I am pleased to inform you that clubs and schools in Gloucestershire can be included in an offer to receive a 20% discount on the normal retail price of a range of Spalding basketball gear. To purchase any items, the procedure is;

* Go to
* Click on Clubs (left hand column near the top)
* Click on Gloucestershire BBC. There are 6 pages (Balls, Uniforms, Leisurewear, Accessories, Luggage, Referees)
* To obtain a 20% discount off the list price, when prompted on the checkout page, type in the voucher code GLOS2014. The discount amount will automatically be taken off before the final stage of shopping.

I hope this may be of some use to any team looking to purchase new kit or equipment for next season.

Kind regards

Paul Christensen

Active Gloucestershire Coaching Bursary

I am delighted to inform you the Active Gloucestershire’s Coaching Bursary for 2014 is now open for applications.

The bursary will support an increase in the number of qualified coaches within the county as well as supporting those wishing to further their current qualification. The scheme will provide successful applicants, who undertake a National Governing Body of Sport (NGB) or UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) coaching qualification with a financial bursary in return for the delivery of coaching hours in Gloucestershire.

The funding is available to support coaches wishing to gain an England Basketball or UKCC level 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 coaching qualification. The bursary will not fund leadership awards or generic courses (e.g. sports coach UK workshops). In most instances the bursary will fund 50% of the total cost of the qualification.

Further information, including an application form please visit Active Gloucestershire’s website by clicking here.

Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,
Andy Herbert
Senior Sports Development Manager

Active Gloucestershire Ltd, 8 Ullenwood Court, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9QS
Direct: 01242 246135
Office: 01242 243362

Level 2 Coaching Course

This is the first level of award in coaching basketball for working with players without supervision. It qualifies coaches to work in schools and clubs, and to coach teams up to England Basketball League level.

The course is mainly practical and will provide opportunities for those with limited playing experience to improve their skills. We aim to develop the skills and confidence required to lead a club or school basketball programme. Delivery of the sessions will take the current strengths of the candidates (for example, players, teachers, coaches of another sport) into account.

Sessions will be held from 09:00 through until 17:00 on Saturday 31st May, Sunday 22 June and Sunday 29 June.

The assessment day is Saturday 12th July, from 09:00 until 15:00.

The Saturday seesions will be held at Cirencester Deer Park School, Stroud Road, Cirencester, GL71XB, the Sunday sessions at Gloucestershire College, Llanthony Road, Gloucester, GL25JQ.

The course fee is £125 including resources, assessment and certification.

For more details and an application from, download the MS-Word document here.

Level 2 Referee Course

We are considering the viability of a Level 2 Referee Course in September/October, 2014.

This is a two day course, which qualifies officials to referee local league games and age group games in England Basketball competitions. It is an opportunity for clubs who do not currently meet the league’s requirements to supply referees to the pool to do so in time for next season.

To register your interest, please contact

Team Gloster Jets Summer Training

Players of any experience who are keen to play basketball at national or regional league level are welcomed at the start of the club’s summer training at Cirencester Deer Park School GL7 1XB:

Girls currently in school years 7-12: Wednesdays from May 14 at 18.30
Boys currently in school years 6-12: Thursdays from May 8 at 18.30

The club will also be running specialist player improvement sessions on Fridays.

For further information, visit, or email

Team List

Cheltenham Eagles
Cheltenham Falcons
Cheltenham Hawks
Gloucester Knights
Gloucester Old Spots
Malvern Mavericks
Malvern Mavericks B
Stroud Sharks
UoG Raiders
Worcester Bears
Worcester Cyclones