Get UK Sport to Fund British Basketball
Responsible department: Department for Culture, Media and Sport
On December 18th 2012, UK Sport announced record funding for the 4 year cycle in the run up to the Rio 2016 games, however, British Basketball was one of the organisations who's funding was cut to zero.
What happened to Olympic "legacy"?
There is no sport in the UK that has bigger potential for growth and improvement than basketball. It is the number 2 sport in the world for a reason, and the UK needs a profile national team programme to succeed.
Rome wasn't built in a day. Some sports have been given, 2 or 3 cycles of funding before they achieved a medal, whilst others who underperformed at London 2012 only saw reductions in funding, not a complete end to it.
We call on the government to get UK Sport to reconsider their cut to British Basketball's funding and make basketball a funded sport again.
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