BE have changed the funding arrangements for regional associations like Exeter & District Basketball Association to an application based model rather than a rebate of membership fees. This prevents any planning by the Association on development money available for clubs, individuals and general expansion of grassroots basketball as we have completed in the past 60 years to great effect.
Planned this coming season are already the ‘outdoor’ sessions to introduce or re-introduce players following the enforced COVID break, coaches into primary schools to let juniors ‘have a go’ of basketball at a younger age, coach and officials development including all academy members at Exeter College, expansion of our YouTube Channel and available visual resources, plus our Cup and Play Off Competitions, this years first ‘All-Star’ Games and advice and resources to combat COVID – we can ONLY do all this via the proper financial planning which BE have withdrawn, hence our move to our own registration portal.
Individual Membership Link- https://bit.ly/2UmI9cg
A full description of the new funding model is available on the Basketball England Regions page. The development grant is described in greater detail in this document from BE. The grant application takes the form of an excel spreadsheet which you download using this link. These changes were put into place at the end of the 2019/2020 season and first took effect in the 2020/2021 season.
BE interacts with the regions via a Regional Management Committee. Our representative for the South West is Mike Finn and he can be contacted using the email address SouthWestRegion@basketballengland.co.uk.
The South West regional management committee has several vacancies at present.
- Chair – Mike Finn
- Secretary – TBC
- Treasurer – TBC
- Regional Registrar – TBC
- Welfare Officer – TBC
- Regional Talent Manager – Ben Roper
- Refereeing Officer – Richard Stokes
- Communication and Feedback Officer – Graham Biggs