Federation Focus: Luxembourg

22 August 2012

10 YEARS FIBA EUROPE

Founded in 1933 and a FIBA member since 1937, the Basketball Federation of Luxembourg (Federation Luxembourgeoise de Basketball/FLBB) is among the eldest member federations of FIBA Europe. Celebrating its 80th anniversary next year, basketball in Luxembourg is not only about history and the past, but first and foremost about the future.

Educating children in and through basketball is one of the biggest wishes of the Federation. Championships are organised in various youth categories, starting from U12 up to U18 level. The numbers of registered players are constantly growing, reflecting the popularity of basketball among the younger generations.

Basketball camp in Dudelange
Mini-basketball camps are organised on a regularly basis, inspiring children to play basketball

One of the major projects is the Basketball Training Centre at the National School of Physical Education and Sports (Ecole Nationale de l'Education Physique et des Sports/ENEPS), which allows young players to combine basketball training and education. Similar facilities are offered, exclusively for girls, at the boarding school Mersch.

The coaches involved in the basketball programmes are guided by current women's national coach Hermann Paar. Both centres have become focal points of Luxembourgian basketball, offering the best possible conditions for the recruitment and development of future national team players.

In the last decade, the youth national teams have clinched four titles in Division C. The greatest sporting achievement though came at senior level in 2007, as Luxembourg's men's national team won the silver medal at the Games of the Small States of Europe in Monaco.

The headquarters of FLBB are located in the Maison des Sports (House of Sports) in Strassen
The headquarters of FLBB are located in the House of Sports (Maison des Sports) in Strassen

 

STATS & FACTS

Date of foundation: 10 December 1933
President: Henri Pleimling
Secretary General: Marco Jungbluth
Homepage: www.flbb.lu

Registered players:
- U18 Men: 1,384
- U18 Women: 901
- Senior Men: 1,146
- Senior Women: 493
Registered clubs: 37
Registered coaches: 235

 

NATIONAL TEAM ACHIEVEMENTS

European Promotion Cup for Junior Men (1999): 3rd place
European Promotion Cup for Junior Men (2001): 3rd place
European Promotion Cup for Junior Women (2001): 2nd place
European Promotion Cup for Cadets (2002): 2nd place
European Promotion Cup for Cadettes (2002): 1st place
European Promotion Cup for Women U16 (2004): 1st place
U16 European Promotion Cup for Men (2004): 2nd place
U18 European Promotion Cup Men (2005): 3rd place
U18 European Promotion Cup Women (2005): 2nd place
U16 European Promotion Cup Men (2006): 1st place
U16 European Promotion Cup Women (2006): 2nd place
U18 European Championship Women Division C (2009): 1st place


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