Saxons Welcome New U16s Head Coach Adam Cole

Gloucester Saxons Basketball Club are pleased to announce and welcome a new coach to the club. Adam Cole has agreed to coach the Saxons new Under 16 National League Team which will play in Basketball England’s South West Conference for the 2017/18 season.

Adam brings a great deal of experience to the club despite being a young coach.  He is the current South West U13 Regional Girls Head Coach and has 2 years of National League Coaching Experience with the Bristol Storms U16 and U18 Men’s Teams.  Adam is a native of Bristol and attended the Bristol Flyers Basketball Academy which is now South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.  Adam then progressed to attend University in Cardiff and after returning to Bristol gained a Master’s Degree from UWE. He currently works for UWE as a lecturer and also delivers community coaching for BBL club the Bristol Flyers.

The Saxons are very pleased with the addition of Adam to the current coaching team.  Adam will join an experienced coaching team who have worked hard over the past 12 months, not only to grow the clubs membership, but to also develop players to play at the highest level.

During the 2017/18 season, the Saxons U16’s will have the chance to play in a Nationally recognised competition against BBL Clubs junior programmes and other established Club programmes, including the regions two BBL outfits, the Bristol Flyers and Plymouth Raiders.

“To have Adam join the club is a great thing, we have made huge steps forward this year with both playing standards and the access to high quality coaching for all of our club members. We have a fantastic Team of coaches working together to grow opportunities for players to gain from excellent coaching and competition. This is an exciting time for Basketball in Gloucestershire and the recruitment and development of good coaches is high on the list of the clubs ambitions. Adam brings yet more Regional Level and National League Level Coaching experience to the club which will benefit the players immensely. I’ve known Adam since I coached him at the Academy and I’ve seen him develop as a coach, training him as a coach and supporting him at the Regional Level I have seen him grow with this experience.  He is exactly the type of coach we want at the club, one who cares about the individual players needs and can build a great team ethos which the club prides itself on. This is an exciting time for the Saxons and we hope to see the players flourish in this new tougher playing environment.”  ~ Danny James, Head of Basketball Operations at the Gloucester Saxons Basketball Club.

Gloucester Saxons are always looking for new players, male and female, to join the club with Basketball offered to beginners and more experienced ballers.  Saxons offer development pathways for all levels from 7 years of age to Senior Level.  Based at one of the Regions only Basketball Specific Centres at Gloucestershire College, the Saxons boast fantastic facilities and fantastic opportunities to all of its members to experience the Sport.

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