GB Maxibasketball Men's programme

The GB Maxis Men’s performance programme was initiated in September 2020, initially seeking interest to form a GB 35+ team to compete in the European Maxibasketball Championships in Malaga. However, with more than 100 expressions of interest from all age categories, the programme expanded to offer opportunities for former national and international male players from 35+ through to 55+.

Coaching Lead & Head Coach GB Men 40+

Winning multiple Coach of the Year awards across various national leagues, Jesse has coached junior and senior teams, and has a proven track record of developing players in a performance environment.
He has also worked alongside Canada’s leading basketball coach, Dave Smart

GB Maxis Men Programme coaches: Danny Byrne, Darren Oakey, Kieran Howell, Liam Jefferson, Mike Martin, Riccardo Raggi, Richard Parker and Stephen Barnes

Danny Byrne

Head Coach, GB Men 45+

Darren Oakey

Asst. Coach, GB Men 45+

Kieran Howell

Asst. Coach, GB Men 45+

Liam Jefferson

Head Coach, GB Men 35+

Mike Martin

Asst. Coach, GB Men 40+

Riccardo Raggi

Asst. Coach, GB Men 50+

Richard Parker

Head Coach, GB Men 50+

Stephen Barnes

Asst. Coach, GB Men 40+

Performance Support Team: Mark Dayson, Anthony Reed, Jamie Defoe, Jamie McVey, Sean Pretty and Tamsin Philp

Mark Dayson

Head of Performance Support & Lead Physiotherapist

Anthony Reed

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Jamie Defoe

Sports Therapist

Jamie McVey

Sports Therapist

Sean Pretty


Tamsin Philp

Sports Therapist

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We welcome all enquiries about the GB Maxibasketball programme and are happy to provide further information on how to join, either as a Player, Coach or member of our Sports Science & Medicine Team. Please give brief details using the contact form below of your can email us

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