Barnsley College’s Sports Academy has teamed up with former professional basketball player, Aidan Appleyard, to develop its Basketball Academy.

Aidan, who most recently played for Leeds Force in the British Basketball League, will provide young basketball players with an excellent opportunity to combine education and basketball.

Aidan said: “I am looking forward to developing the basketball players of the future. I want to grow the Basketball Academy into one of the top five academies in the country. I think my playing experience will help me as a coach and benefit the students to fulfil their potential.”

Luke Forgione, Performance and Athlete Development Coordinator at the College, added: “We are extremely pleased that Aidan has agreed to work with us. Aidan has a wealth of knowledge and coaching expertise, as well as contacts in the UK and overseas which will create opportunities for our students. Students will be able to gain valuable experience and learn from his experiences in the professional game, while gaining match day experience and regular support through College games.”

Last updated: 10th December 2018

Originally posted on: 10th December 2018

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