Loughborough boasts an exciting new basketball development programme. Thanks to the creation of the Loughborough Basketball Programme; involving Loughborough University, Leicester Riders, Charnwood Academy and Loughborough College. Loughborough Students Basketball will play a key role in a comprehensive basketball programme for players aged 11 years and older.
Loughborough basketball’s elite men‘s squads engage in an intense practice schedule; practicing four times a week in addition to workouts aimed at developing position specific skills as well as strength and conditioning. Our sports science and analysis team utilizes all of the University’s world class sports facilities to help create a complete programme; including three basketball courts, an extensive performance gym, Olympic-sized swimming pool and an elite athletics centre.
Loughborough Student’s Women’s Basketball has developed significantly over the past three years and is quickly becoming one of the leading programmes within women’s basketball in the UK. Having won Loughborough’s Most Improved Club and gaining promotion to EBL D1 during the 2011-12 season; the future looks bright for women’s basketball at Loughborough. The club has not only grown in its level of competition, but also in size and the number of student-athletes it can cater for.
Many of our current student-athletes have had recent international appearances; Jamell Anderson Great Britain U20 and U23; John Stewart GB U20; Remy Pold Estonia U20; Jenny Rodgers GB U20; Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby England U18; Maaja Bratka Estonia Senior Women; Gillian Baird Scotland Senior Women.