Schools Competition Update
Since the return of basketball in the summer of 2021, we have been keen to ensure that our players and teams in schools are able to compete during this academic year. Unfortunately, this has proved to be a challenge. While some schools have been able to play, there are others in different local authorities who have faced further delays due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions.
However, basketballscotland will continue to work together with the relevant people to ensure we can make this year is a success, with the hope that it will help to progress and develop the school’s competition in the years ahead.
To help with the competition this year, we have appointed three regional leads who will help to support the schools and coordinate the number of games being played within their region. Meet your leads below.
Our aims for this season:
- Play more games.
- Increase regional opportunities.
- Have a showcase final at the end of the season.
There will be six competitions, including three tournaments, for boys and girls in S1, U15 & Open. The top schools in each of the age categories will then go on to play in a showcase National Final Four event at the end of the season.
Meet The Leads
Rebecca has played coached national league in Scotland since 2015, and in England before that. She is currently head of basketball at Larbert High School over seeing all extra-curricular basketball as well as their school of basketball. Rebecca has also been involved coaching the Scotland Regional Academies.
“School Basketball is a very important outlet for a lot of pupils and I’m looking forward to getting this year’s school competition up and running in the central area.”
Colin started playing basketball in 1993 Marr College and Troon basketball club, where he enjoyed a varied playing career at school, club and university, winning a Scottish Cup winners medal in 2005, before injuries took their toll.
Since then, Colin has coached basketball at school and club level, and co-ordinated high school basketball competition in West Lothian. He is currently a U14 boys coach at Ayr Storm, Clifton Hall school, and Parkhead primary school.
“I was delighted to be offered the role of regional lead in the East of Scotland and I look forward to working with schools to facilitate high quality school basketball competition over the coming months.”