Federation Focus: Scotland

24 July 2012

10 YEARS FIBA EUROPE

The Scottish Basketball Association was founded in 1947. The name of the association changed from the original and was re-branded to basketballscotland in 2000.

basketballscotland is the governing body for basketball in Scotland. It serves the needs of its members - the basketball community of Scotland - from the head office at Caledonia House in Edinburgh and through a network of Regional Basketball Development Officers, based throughout the country.

The governing body has responsibility for leading, supporting and developing basketball at all levels in Scotland. basketballscotland is in charge of national and regional competitions, officiating, coaching and volunteering. The governing body not only focuses on club development and player development but manages all National Teams.

basketballscotland offices at SportScotland, Caledonia House , Edinburgh
basketballscotland offices at SportScotland, Caledonia House , Edinburgh.

Scotland first competed in the European Championships in 1951. In recent years, the men's and women's senior and the Scottish U16 national teams have competed in European Championships Division C. Scotland's U18 men and women have participated in European Championships Division B since 2006.

Basketball in Scotland has experienced significant growth at the grass-roots level in recent years by providing children with more opportunities to participate and by driving down the age of entry to the game. These gains in the sport would not have been possible without the targeted work of the Regional Basketball Development Team in local areas throughout Scotland. Building on this success will require continued buy-in, energy and delivery from the multiple partners working towards the same objective. Fundamental to the progress made are clubs that work in partnership with the governing body, giving every player the opportunity to participate and develop to the level of their choice and ability.

At the other end of the scale, the developments that have taken place in the structures of British Basketball have provided the chance for Scotland's best players to compete at the highest level. Individually, Robert Archibald has been the only Scottish player to play at the NBA. The powerful center will be part of the GB Olympic team with another of the nation's most know player, Kieron Achara. The 2.08 m forward plays for Spanish side Manresa. The 24-year-old Rose Anderson, former Scotland U16 and U18 player will also represent Great Britain at the Olympics.

Beyond the excitement of the Olympics, basketballscotland will continue to nurture the prospective stars of the future through challenging competition outlets and structured development programmes, so that Scottish athletes continue progressing to the highest levels of the international game for years to come.

First Future Starz Camp, 2011 – Scotland’s talent identification and development programme.
First Future Starz Camp, 2011 – Scotland’s talent identification and development programme.

 

 

STATS & FACTS

Year of foundation: 1947
President: Colin Pearson
Secretary General: Kevin Pringle
Homepage: www.basketball-scotland.com

Registered players:
- U18 Men: 1084
- U18 Women: 409
- Senior Men: 1,273
- Senior Women: 577
Non-registered players: approximately 30,000

Registered clubs: 94
Registered coaches: 452
Registered Table Officials: 479
Registered Floor Officials: 208

 

Scotland are crowned champions at the 2010 U16 European Championship Women Division C
Scotland's U16 women are crowned champions at the 2010 European Championship Division C.

 


NATIONAL TEAM ACHIEVEMENTS

SENIOR COMPETITIONS

2000 European Promotion Cup for Men: 3rd Place
2002 European Promotion Cup for Men: 3rd Place
2004 European Promotion Cup for Men: 3rd Place
2006 European Promotion Cup for Women: 2nd Place
2008 European Championship Men Division C: 3rd Place
2010 European Championship Women Division C: 3rd Place

YOUTH COMPETITIONS

1997 European Promotion Cup for Junior Women: 4th Place
1999 European Promotion Cup for Junior Women: 1st Place
2001 European Promotion Cup for Junior Men: 2nd Place
2001 European Promotion Cup for Junior Women: 3rd Place
2002 European Promotion Cup for Cadets: 3rd Place
2002 European Promotion Cup for Cadettes: 3rd Place
2003 European Promotion Cup for Junior Men: 2nd Place
2004 European Promotion Cup for Women U16: 2nd Place
2004 U16 European Promotion Cup for Men: 3rd Place
2005 U18 European Promotion Cup Women: 1st Place
2005 U18 European Promotion Cup Men: 2nd Place
2006 U16 European Promotion Cup Women: 1st Place
2006 U16 European Promotion Cup for Men: 2nd Place
2007 U18 European Championship Men Division C: 1st Place
2008 U16 European Championship Women Division C: 3rd Place
2008 U16 European Championship Men Division C: 1st Place
2010 U16 European Championship Men Division C: 2nd Place
2010 U16 European Championship Women Division C: 1st Place
 


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