About The Durham Wildcats
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The Durham Wildcats is a joint venture between Durham University and Durham County Council, supported with the ambition of developing the strongest basketball programme in Britain. Going into our third season we are looking to build upon our eleventh place finish in year 1 and our ninth place finish in year 2.
The British Basketball League (BBL) has been in existence since 1987, and represents the highest level of the professional game in the UK. In 2013/14 twelve franchises in major towns and cities will take part in the league, spanning Plymouth in the south-west all the way up to Glasgow, north of the border. Televised games are covered by Sky Sports on a weekly basis throughout the season.
Development is at the heart of our programme. Our men’s and women’s senior playing squad are recruited to Durham University to combine Higher Education study with elite basketball. Our objective is simple – to ensure that our players grow as athletes and as people during their time in the programme. If they do this we will win both on and off the court.
We workly closely with Durham County Council and England Basketball to deliver a far reaching programme that engages young people aged between 10 and 22. Over the last two years we have delivered over 1,000 hours of basketball coaching and worked with over 7,000 young people, many of whom are new to the sport. Our junior satellite clubs are where we hope to unearth our next BBL star!
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Supported with the ambition of developing the strongest basketball programme in Britain