Welcome to ...

West Yorkshire Basketball

Welcome to ...

West Yorkshire Basketball

What are we trying to achieve?

West Yorkshire Basketball is a community interest company with the sole purpose to expand the number of opportunities that the are available for people to play basketball in West Yorkshire.

Pretty simple goal right?  We hope so but we also know that to really release the potential that West Yorkshire has for basketball it will require the entire community to pull together in the same direction. 

And that is where the launch of WY Basketball has come from.  Two people with very different experiences sharing a passion for basketball and belief that West Yorkshire could become a a hotbed of basketball.

We are at the start of that journey and we hope that you will join us on the way.

WHo's on the team?

MARK MILLS

Mark is a basketball lifer. He was introduced to basketball when he was just six years old and has been obsessed ever since.

He has had many roles around basketball including playing and coaching. Mark was also part of the small team that launched and successfully operated the Leeds Force franchise in the BBL for three seasons. Currently, Mark is also a commentator for FIBA and has covered some of the biggest tournaments in the world including the World Cup, Eurobasket, Euroleague Women and the NBA's first ever games in India.

Combining this passion and knowledge of basketball Mark will also bring corporate experience to help WY Basketball achieve its' ambitions. Mark has previously worked for major global brands such as Puma, Levi's and Kelloggs. He has also run his own commercial consultancy for over 10 years and recently completed his PhD in Marketing.

Mark will be responsible for creating a sustainable platform from which the WY Basketball organisation can grow.

GREG DOLAN

Greg started out in basketball at club level quite late at the age of 23. Although he had played at high school, it was until he picked up a basketball at teaching assistant that the lifetime love of basketball took over.

This passion for basketball has culminated with Greg launching Spen Valley Vipers. Which started with five guys playing outside in a wintery West Yorkshire December to three men's teams, three junior teams and an U12's community session. He was most recently awarded Basketball England's Volunteer of the Year award for Yorkshire.

Greg knows that there is a huge reservoir of primarily untapped basketball potential in West Yorkshire and is excited to be part of West Yorkshire Basketball CIC. Alongside his relentless basketball work Greg also as 12 years experience in education provision.

His passion and professional experience make him the perfect person to lead the community engagement side of the organisation's activities.

CONTACT US

West Yorkshire Basketball CIC is all about bringing the wider basketball community together. We know that there are some amazing people within our community and if we come together we can achieve some pretty amazing things.

If you want to become part of our movement then please do get in touch or if you just want to ask us a question or make a suggestion we would love to hear from you.


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