CPSU and EPC announce expansion of BI Academies for 2018/19
June 24, 2018
The CPSU and EPC are excited to announce the expansion of the Basketball Ireland Academies for the 2018-2019 season.
Based on the success of this past season, Regional Academies will be made available to U14 players (born 2005) in seven regions nationwide.
The Basketball Ireland Academies will continue for players U15 (born 2004). The format of the Academy has been changed for this year's intake of players. The U15 Regional Academies will be replaced with Four Provincial Academies. The four provinces are Leinster, Connacht, Ulster and Munster.
In order to progress the performance pathway for U16 players (born 2003) a new Under 16 Academy will operate directly below the Under 16 national team. This new initiative will identify a small number of players from across the country and invest in their long term development.
The CPSU is eager to work with boys and girls across all three divisions in this player centred joined up structure. This expansion of the current model adds an important step to the performance pathway for our most talented athletes, and brings us a step closer to our future competitive aspirations.
A detailed outline of the Academies will be realised in due course.