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