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The Basketball Development Centre was established in 1999 to give young basketball players the opportunity to progress their skills whilst gaining an academic qualification.

Students maximise their potential through hard work and gaining a fuller understanding of technique and fundamentals of the sport. Players become stronger, fitter, smarter and more skilful than they were before joining Team East Durham.

Having achieved six national championships, our former players are scattered nationally and internationally playing at all levels of the game. Many of our alumni are also helping to progress the game as coaches at the grassroot level imparting what they learned at Team East Durham to the wider community.

It is a testament to the success of the programme that wherever you go now in the basketball scene you are likely to bump into one of Team East Durham Basketball Development Centre's alumni.

9 -12 Hours/week Individual and Team Coaching
Player Assessment and Development
Player and Match Analysis
Individual fundamental skills
Understanding of team tactics
EBBA Coaching Award Level 1
Compete in EBBA National League, English Schools Basketball Competition, BCS League and Cup Competitions

Winners of U20 National Championship (EBBA)
BCS Under 19 Female Champions 3 times
BCS Under 19 Male Champions 2 times
Numerous USA Basketball scholarships (University and Prep School)
Former students progressing to compete in the BBL, including John Simpson (Chester Jets), Graham Hunter (Edinburgh Rocks) and Roni Gordon (Newcastle Eagles)
Former students competing for European teams in Spain and Belgium
Former students competing in the EBBA Division Two including Dijon Fisher, Sam Attah and Mike Roberts

Student progression:
Careers in Professional or Semi-professional basketball
Careers in Coaching and Refereeing
Employment in the Sport and Recreation industry
USA Scholarships

Anyone interested in finding out more about the College’s Basketball Development Centre should contact Rose Fraser on 0191 518 5565 or e-mail rose.fraser@eastdurham.ac.uk