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+/60+.

Our GB Men’s 35+ team are the current European Maxibasketball Championship 2022 Silver medalists and the GB Men 40+ team secured a creditable 4th place European Championship medal at the same event held in Malaga.

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: Liam Jefferson, Mike Martin, Riccardo Raggi, Richard Parker and Stephen Barnes.  Returning to the programme as a player/coach is former NBA, England and GB international, Steve Bucknall.  New to the programme for 2022 is Mark Poynton.

Jesse Sazant

Head Coach Men 40+

Liam Jefferson

Head Coach Men 35+

Mark Poynton

Head Coach Men 50+

Mike Martin

Head Coach Men 55+

Stephen Barnes

Head Coach Men 45+

Zack Aram

Assistant Coach Men 45+

Danny Byrne

Assistant Coach Men 55+

Performance Support Team:  Dr. Mark Dayson (lead physio),  Physiotherapists Connor Flynn and Elsa Man, Sports Therapist Gail White. Strength & Conditioning Coach Michelle Ortega.

Mark Dayson

Physiotherapist (GB Men 45+)

Connor Flynn

Physiotherapist (GB Men 35+)

Rolandas Migzeris

Sports Therapist (GB Men 40+)

Gail White

Sports Therapist (GB Men 50+)

Elsa Man

Physiotherapist (GB Men 55+)

Michelle Ortega

Strength & Conditioning Coach

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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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