Friday, 07 May 2010
Basketball players from across the globe descended on the University of Worcester for scholarship trials.
Student athletes from countries including Canada, USA, France, Greece, Canary Isles, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, England, Scotland and Wales attended the trials.
The University has an international reputation for study and play opportunities in the field of basketball.
It has a unique partnership with the Worcester Wolves Basketball Club, a BBL side, and in the past six years the University has been crowned British Universities Champions on four occasions and finished runners up to Leningrad in the World Inter-University Games in 2006. The University will also this year launch the first MSc in European Basketball Coaching Science in partnership with Lithuanian basketball.
Worcester Wolves Head Coach Paul James and Assistant Chris Mayes coordinated the trials. Paul said: “I had heard about the interest that had been created for basketball scholarships at the University of Worcester but to witness the trials first hand and to see the desire that exists for potential athletes who want to study and play here was remarkable.”
For more details on how to apply for the MSc in European Basketball Coaching Science visit http://www.worcester.ac.uk/europeanmastersbasketball/
For information on sports scholarships at the University of Worcester visit http://www.worc.ac.uk/departments/1669.html