Further Progress

Since the ratification and signing of the Memorandum of Understanding developments have included:

December 2005: Company formation (British Basketball Federation) commenced.
(BBF meeting)
Selection Policy and Procedures for team officials adopted.
Decision to employ full-time administrator for BBF made.
January 2006: Planning meeting; draft Performance Plan prepared.
Full-time Administrator post advertised.
February 2006: Advertisements for Head Coaches of U-20 Great Britain teams
(BBF meeting)
Three home country associations resign from Great Britain Basketball
Application for formal recognition lodged with BOA along with a copy of the BBF Memorandum & Articles of Association and copy of initial Performance Plan.
BBF logo and company documents approved
Interviews for administrative position take place; appointment made
March 2006: FIBA Europe Board approves entry of Great Britain teams
Full-time administrator begins with BBF.
England and Scotland teams perform with credit at Commonwealth Games; two bronze medals to England, a 6th placing to Scotland men and good performance against Athens Olympic teams, including England’s bronze medal win over Nigeria women.
BBF (company limited by guarantee) Certificate of Incorporation sent to BOA.
April 2006: U-20 Head Coach interviews take place; appointments confirmed.
Senior Head Coach applications received.
May 2006: Interviews for senior teams’ Head Coach positions; appointments made.
July 2006: Great Britain U-20 men’s and women’s teams compete in European Championships for the first time.
September 2006: Great Britain senior men and women compete in their first European Championships – and their first international appearance since 1992

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