GC Academy



GC Basketball Academy is part of the Gloucester Saxons and Gloucestershire School of Basketball owned by Gloucestershire College. Academy students will have access to specific basketball training, competing in both the AOC leagues and local and national leagues at various age groups including u18, u20 and senior level.

As part of the Gloucester Saxons Basketball Club Academy, students will be involved in a new club which will include numerous age group teams for male and female participants, from six years of age and upwards. Academy students will also be able to access recognised national qualifications in coaching, officiating and volunteering whilst at the academy. Qualifications which will be invaluable on any CV or UCAS application.

Basketball activity will include individual, team and tactical development; alongside athletic development which will be basketball specific for individuals and includes strength and conditioning. Coaching will be delivered by Danny James and his team. Danny is a former professional athlete, international player and advanced basketball coach having developed Basketball in the UK for over 20 years.

Head Coach – Danny James