Basketball England & London Region Basketball are pleased to announce the set-up and staff for the London Region Aspire Programme

London Region Talent Manager Steve Bucknall
Boys Girls
Head Coach Dominic NG Doreen St Marthe
Coordinators Raona Williams Roz Mason
Assistant Coaches Alex Ducasse Tope Alli-Balogun
Kelson Dickson Damien Plummer
Alexis Lewis Mauro Di Nunzio


To support the first tier of players who meet the Age & Stage requirements detailed in the Player Development Framework, they will receive enhanced coaching and player development. This will transform the current programme for this age group, which comprises delivery of Regional Performance Centres (RPCs) and Regional Development Tournaments (RDTs).

We have introduced better services to support players at this stage of their development, including competition, education, staff and parental resources and training. The club coach role and input will also be enhanced, with feedback and support on coaching practice, training etc., so there is an extension to the development impact.

The decision has also been taken by Basketball England to offer this level of programme to 11-15-year olds (also in line with our Player Development Framework Ages & Stages).

Working alongside Basketball England National League department, we have opened up the below dates for the Aspire Programme for the 2018-19 year:

  • October 28th – Aspire Session 1 taking place at University of East London
  • November 25th – Aspire Session 2 taking place at London Metropolitan University, Science Block
  • December 22nd – Aspire Session 3 taking place at Brunel University
  • January 6th – Aspire Session 4 taking place at Brunel University (TBC)
  • February 24th – Aspire Session 5 – venue: TBC
  • March 17th – Aspire Session 6 – venue: TBC
  • May 26th – Aspire Session 7 – venue: TBC
  • June 9th – Aspire Session 8 – venue: TBC
  • Aspire Tournament preparation during June/July
  • July 20th/21st – Aspire U13 National Tournament
  • July 27th/28th – Aspire U15 National Tournament

The content of the Aspire Programme will be aligned to the Player Development Framework.

The Aspire Programme sessions will be hosted at the Regional Talent Hubs within each region. The London Region Talent Hub is still to be decided.


Player Nominations FORM COMING SOON: