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Basketball

Basketball Association of Wales
30 Eileen Place
Tynewydd
Treherbert
Rhondda CT
CF42 5BU
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Website: www.basketballwales.com

Date established: 1955

Disciplines: Men’s, Women’s and Schools’ basketball at all levels.

Committee Structure:

Regional Structure:
The BAW has four areas: North Wales, South Wales Valleys, South Coast and West Wales.

Relationship to National Bodies:

International Relations:

Publications:

Membership Figures:

1991

1996

1999

2000

2001

2002

Clubs

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Adult Members


2,565 (91/92)

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Junior Members

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Additional Information

Basketball Participation

Participation in indoor basketball has declined slightly in the past decade due to a fall in male participation. Following a rise in outdoor participation in the mid 1990’s, levels have dropped back below those of 10 years ago

Indoor Basketball - % Adult Participation (aged 15+)

1993/94

1995/96

1997/98

1998/99

2000/01

2002/03

Male

0.8

1.3

1.1

0.5

0.8

0.5

Female

0.0

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.2

Total

0.4

0.7

0.7

0.4

0.5

0.3


Outdoor Basketball - % Adult Participation (aged 15+)

1993/94

1995/96

1997/98

1998/99

2000/01

2002/03

Male

1.0

1.1

1.9

0.8

0.9

0.7

Female

0.3

0.2

0.3

0.3

0.2

0.1

Total

0.6

0.6

1.1

0.5

0.5

0.3


Indoor participation is highest in Ceredigion and the Vale of Glamorgan, whilst outdoor participation is highest in Caerphilly, Ceredigion and Gwynedd. When participants were asked how many times they had played in the past four weeks, the mean was 4 times for indoor players and just under 5 times for outdoor players.

Profile of Basketball Players

Basketball players are much more likely to be male than female. Most participants are in the 15-34 age group; participation drops sharply after 35. Participation is spread fairly evenly across social groups B, C and D, but with very few participants in groups A and E.

Provision for Basketball

Basketball is generally played in sports halls and in some school halls which can accommodate the recommended standard size of a court – for recreational basketball this is 20.1m by 12.1m with a minimum height of 6.7m. Outdoor basketball is generally played at Multi Use Games Areas.