There will be no Great Britain Under-20 teams in European basketball competition next summer.

As first reported by Hoopsfix, no funds have been found for the men’s and women’s programmes by the cash-strapped British Basketball Federation.

Negotiations with the three home nations mean cash has been made available for the Under-16 and Under-18 teams to return to the fray.

But U20s is out, a casualty of a model which is, once again, under scrutiny as UK Sport completes a review process.

“Following long and difficult discussions and deliberations, including with our BBF colleagues, we have been able to offer a solution that allows four of the GB teams to compete next year,” Steve Bucknall, Basketball England’s head of Talent and Performance, told Hoopsfix.

“It comes against the challenging and uncertain financial backdrop for all organisations involved caused by the pandemic.”


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