With Birmingham set to host the Commonwealth Games 2022, three Team England athletes joined BBC presenter Gabby Logan today to encourage inspired locals to #GetActiveBrum at a sports day, following the recent National Lottery grant totackle physical inactivity in Birmingham and Solihull. .
Nottingham Wildcats confirm Siobhán Prior return.
Nottingham Wildcats have officially confirmed that Siobhan Prior will return for another season in the WBBL.
The 33-year-old has been ever-present in the league with the Wildcats with almost 1000 points scored in the WBBL Championship.
Time-Out 2.0 officially underway after online tip-off.
MUNICH (Germany) – The prestigious TIME-OUT 2.0 program is now officially underway, with 52 participants from across Europe and beyond engaged in the opening seminar of the project via video conference on Monday.
Launched as a sequel to the hugely successful TIME-OUT initiative and co-funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ Sport program, the project aims to promote education in and through sport by developing skills that athletes will utilize in their future careers away from the court.
Getting girls active is key to women’s sport future, say players and coaches.
Getting more girls and young women active must be a central part of the jigsaw if women’s sport is to continue to grow and thrive, according to players, coaches and administrators.
Sport England says just 43% of girls have the recommended 30 minutes of activity a day, compared with more than half of boys. It has also found a positive association between being active and happiness and individual development.
Nottingham Wildcats celebrated International Women’s Day – with 200 girls getting involved in basketball.
Basketball England’s All Girls campaign, Jr. NBA and 3×3 came together in Nottingham alongside a host of star names. More than 80 girls from schools and clubs were at the Wildcats Arena to take part in coaching sessions and a 3×3 tournament, led by former Great Britain and England Commonwealth Games star Siobhan Prior.
Women’s Sport Trust to ‘unlock the future of women’s sport’ with new campaign.
Women’s sport charity, Women’s Sports Trust have today announced a new five-month-long campaign that they believe will ‘unlock the future of women’s sports’.
The campaign, named #UNLOCKED, will include 40 elite female athletes and 40 leading figures from business, sport and media, known as ‘activators’, who will pair up to help shape the future of women’s sport.
Great Britain and Team England Star, Siobhán Prior, wins Inspiring Female of the Year.
Overall, 14 awards were presented throughout the night followed by the Services to Basketball award, presented to recognise long and distinguished service to the game, with nominees having given at least 10 years of service before being considered for nomination.
Nottingham Wildcats today confirmed Siobhan Prior will return for the club in the 2019-20 season.
Prior, who was also Team Captain for Wildcats last year, was impacted by injury last season but that did not stop her from shooting nearly 40% from the three-point line and becoming the third-leading scorer on the team, averaging 12ppg.
Team England athletes support launch of #GetActiveBrum.
Expert Panel Insight – Who is going to make history?
There is only one guarantee at the 2019 WBBL Cup Final and that is two pieces of WBBL history will be made. Either Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters or Sevenoaks Suns will lift the Cup for the first time.
So who you got? To help you decide, we enlisted the help of several leading WBBL figures, including Great Britain and Nottingham Wildcats’ guard, BBC Sport commentator, Siobhan Prior, to give us a quick take.
England female Basketball stars were joined by an NBA great to inspire young women to take up their sport.
Siobhan Prior and Georgia Jones were joined by three-time NBA champion Bruce Bowen at the Jr. NBA Girls Clinic, hosted at CitySport in Barbican on Monday, before a game at the O2 on Thursday between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks.
Team England stars unveil new brand at proposed Birmingham 2022 Athlete’s Village.
Team England has today revealed its new look and feel at the proposed site of the Birmingham 2022 Athlete’s Village.
Five members of Team England, who represented the nation at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, alongside Chief Executive Paul Blanchard unveiled Team England’s new logo on the proposed site that will aim to host 6,500 athletes and officials at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
MVP Cast: Siobhán Prior
In this episode of the MVP Cast, we’re joined by Nottingham Wildcats and Great Britain guard Siobhán Prior.
She tells us about how her parents helped make her a basketballaholic, taking hoops into the community and reaching out to young Muslim girls, why Baltimore is about more than ‘The Wire’, her fear of heading overseas following an abortive first try, and GB’s bid to clinch a spot at EuroBasket Women.
Ruddington school launches ‘The Daily Mile’.
Children at a Rushcliffe school have launched their own dedicated daily exercise routine, The Daily Mile, to help beat obesity and improve their health and well-being.
They joined representatives of Rushcliffe Borough Council, Rushcliffe CCG, Ruddington Mums and Nottingham Wildcats and Team GB star Siobhan Prior to celebrate the school’s launch who is now one of over 5,000 schools worldwide who have joined the initiative.
Nottingham Wildcats 72 – 70 Oaklands Wolves (14-20, 34-36, 50-55)
The hosts picked up their maiden win of the 2018-19 campaign in a super battle as the winless Wolves were squeezed out for the second week in a row.
Game hero – It was a debut to remember for Jasmine Joyner as the Wildcats’ newest arrival amassed an incredible double-double of 20 points and 16 rebounds. Meanwhile Siobhan Prior led by example with an excellent all-action line of 18 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals and 3 assists.
Wildcats announce Prior return on the eve of the new season.
Nottingham Wildcats can confirm the return of its homegrown leader and Great Britain international, Siobhan Prior for the 2018-19 WBBL campaign.
Fresh from Commonwealth Games success with England, Prior is a proven guard in the WBBL, averaging double figures over the last four years and shooting over 45% from the three-point line, during the teams’ Cup-winning run last season.
Great Britain Guard, Siobhán Prior named Director of Nottingham Academy Wildcats.
It’s an exciting time at Nottingham Wildcats, with new changes and structures in place for 2018-19 and beyond – including Great Britain and England player Siobhan Prior being appointed as Director of Basketball Operations.
With new structures, come new roles and responsibilities, which will see new coaches and employees take the hilt of the programme and drive it forward to new heights.
Wildcats relishing home-court advantage.
Eight teams will take to the court this weekend for what promises to be a spectacular opening round of the Play-Offs.
It’s win or go home; each of the Quarter-Finals decided by a one-off knockout game.
One team entering the post-season full of confidence is Nottingham Wildcats. Closing out the season by winning four of their final five fixtures, the Wildcats have hit their stride at just the right time.
Nottingham Wildcats 78-73 Team Northumbria (16-18,22-32,48-45)
They have never missed out on the top four and that record could continue for Nottingham Wildcast as they kept their prospects alive with a hard-fought win over Northumbria.
Game hero – Siobhan Prior hit the go-ahead three with less than 20 seconds remaining to seal the deal for Wildcats and the guard also finished with a team-high 16 points. Vanessa Da Silva also impressed with a smart 10 points, 6 boards and 4 steals.
Prior Believes Commonwealth Silver can Inspire Next Generation to ‘Dream Big’
Amid the joyous scenes of celebration that accompanied England Women’s remarkable silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games; a team achieved its goal and inspired a nation half the world away.
“In the moment it felt surreal,” recalled England’s Siobhán Prior. “I remember at the buzzer, when we had secured a place in the final, I was celebrating on court but it almost felt like it was happening to someone else – like I couldn’t fully comprehend what we had just done.”
Nottingham duo, Siobhán Prior and Hannah Shaw win Commonwealth Games silver.
Siobhan Prior was floating high Down Under after a motivational word from her hero Denise Lewis.
Prior: “New 3×3 programme can enthuse and inspire girls participation.
Today, Basketball England revealed the launch of a new national 3×3 basketball programme for girls that will begin in April 2018. The new programme will aim to begin bridging the gap between male and female participation at the Under 14 level. Basketball England’s 10 regions will play an important role in the programme through recruitment, promotion and organisation.
For Great Britain international Siobhán Prior, the programme represents a huge step in the right direction for women’s basketball.
Prior is one of three WBBL players selected to GB’s side to play Eurobasket Qualifiers in Portugal and Tel Aviv.
The Championship takes a break this weekend as Great Britain continues its mission to qualify for FIBA EuroBasket Women 2019.
Following an entertaining opening qualification window, in which Great Britain outlasted Israel in a memorable 90-87 overtime thriller before falling 61-59 on the road to Greece, the team now face a defining pair of fixtures.
Prior Captains Nottingham Wildcats to first WBBL Cup Title at Arena Birmingham.
Nottingham Wildcats edged out Caledonia Pride in a thrilling Cup Final in front of a record WBBL crowd at Arena Birmingham to put last year’s disappointment to bed.
“Winning on the big stage has been a goal for us since The O2 last year,” admitted Siobhán Prior. It means everything to the club because events like these allow everyone at the club to enjoy success together: younger players, volunteers, parents and fans.”
GB select a team for the first Eurobasket Qualifying window with half of its players from the WBBL including Nottingham Wildcats Guard, Siobhán Prior.
Great Britain Senior Women have named their final 12-player squad for their opening EuroBasket Women 2019 Qualifier against Israel, tonight.
Jo Leedham-Warner and Temi Fagbenle headline the squad with half of the roster plying their trade in the WBBL including Nottingham Wildcats duo Siobhan Prior and Hannah Shaw.
Siobhán Prior talks more Wildcats Silverware and her recent selection to the Great Britain Senior Team.
Siobhan Prior has her sights set on winning more silverware with Nottingham Wildcats after agreeing to return for the 2017-18 campaign, having made her GB Senior debut last month.
Prior was named to the Molten WBBL All-British Team of the Year last season, averaging 12 points, 3.4 rebounds and a league-best 2.8 steals per game.
GB goes down to France, as Prior pulls out a great performance in game 2.
The team headed to Le Temple-sur-Lot for a three-game series against France A – the reserve National Team – with the hosts preparing for the upcoming Francophone Games in Ivory Coast.
For GB, it was another chance for the team to gel and for Buceta to look at a number of players ahead of the 2019 FIBA EuroBasket Women qualifiers.
Prior selected to the 2017 WBBL All British Team.
After another great year in the WBBL, Siobhán Prior is recognised by WBBL Coaches as one of the best five British players in the league.
The Molten WBBL All-British Team of the Year is voted for by all clubs and coaches within the WBBL.