The inaugural Aspire All-Star National Tournament took place on the weekend of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June 2022 at Manchester’s National Basketball Performance Centre. The event brought together Basketball England’s four ‘Super Regions’ – North, South, Central and London – for two days of competition.

Players selected from London Thunder were:

Amelia Orungbeja (u13s Girls) and Joelle Sealy (u13s Girls)

London U13s Girls Aspire Basketball England

Myles Barry (u13s Boys)

London U13s Boys Aspire Basketball England

Henry Taiwo (u15s Boys)

London U15s Boys Aspire Basketball England

Josie Furner (u15s Girls) and Rihanna Loum Smith (u15s Girls)

London U15s Girls Aspire Basketball England

 

 

Our Director of London Thunder and Basketball England’s Head of Talent and Performance Steve Bucknall:
‘The Aspire All-Star Tournament celebrates the entire Aspire Programme. For the first time, we will be featuring our young players as they represent our four Super Region and these games will showcase the best young players in England who have participated in the Aspire programme.

These young athletes are still at the development stage of their journey and we want to celebrate their early success. It’s also a chance to assess their growing fundamental skills and potential in a competitive, performance environment.

I’m delighted to welcome you to the inaugural Aspire All-Star National Tournament here at the National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester. For the first time, we will be featuring our young players as they represent our four Super Region and these games will showcase the best young players in England who have participated in the Aspire programme.

I’d like to thank the facility staff at the NBPC, plus the North West Region and their team, for hosting us and our team of officials for helping to put on what is sure to be a great weekend.
These young athletes are still at the development stage of their journey, and we want to celebrate their early success. It’s also a chance to assess their growing fundamental skills and potential in a
competitive, performance environment. As you enjoy the contests this weekend, don’t forget about our #GameTime campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the positive impact that our sport
can have on people no matter who they are or where they’re from.

We’re aiming to engage 1 million people in basketball using the Commonwealth Games 2022, 3×3, #ProjectSwish and more.’

stevebucknall aspire basketball england

 

 

Aspire All-Star National Tournament 2022 – U13 Girls Final, South v North

 

Aspire All-Star National Tournament 2022 – U13 Boys Final, North v London

 

 

Aspire All-Star National Tournament 2022 – U15 Girls Final, Central v North

 

Aspire All-Star National Tournament 2022 – U15 Boys Final, London v North

 

 

Basketball England Aspire 2022: Kit Reveal

 

 

Aspire All-Star National Tournament 2022: Highlights