Sussex County Teams

Every year BasketballSUSSEX competes in various South East tournaments and competitions. These are primarily junior teams for Boys & Girls in the under 11, 13, 15, and 17 age groups. Occasionally senior events take place for Men & Women. Please see our Dates & Events page for further information.

If you have any questions relating to our junior County teams, please contact our Coaching Technical Officer via the Message Me link on our Management Committee page.

2018 teams

Our U11, U13, U15 Girls & Boys junior Sussex County Teams will be taking part in the Surrey Festival of Basketball on Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 July @ Surrey Sports Park. The process for selecting our teams for this year begins with open trials on Sunday 22 April at BACA school.

U17 Girls & Boys compete Sunday 22 July 9am to 6pm @ K2, Crawley. Further information about our U17 open trials will be announced soon.

In collaboration with South East Basketball, dates for trails and further training will fall on the following dates to avoid clashes with other events: Sunday 22 April | Sunday 13 & 27 May tbc | Sunday 10 & 24 June tbc

Open Trials Pre-register here by clicking this link and completing the online form

Parents/guardians can pre-register player details by completing the above form (1 form per player please). Complete the form if you are unable to make the open trials and your details will be submitted to our Coaching Staff for further consideration if necessary.

Coaching Staff 2018

We are pleased to confirm our Junior Teams Coaching staff are:

Head Coach: Brian Deacon | BasketballSUSSEX Coaching Technical Officer
U11 Girls: tba
U11 Boys: Brian Deacon | Brighton Cougars Basketball Club
U13 Girls: Sam Martinez | Brighton Cougars Basketball Club
U13 Boys: John Curran | Henfield Heat Basketball Club
U15 Girls: Sam Martinez tbc | Brighton Cougars Basketball Club
U15 Boys: Martin Catterick | Brighton University Basketball - Asst Coach: James Quinto
U17 Girls: team withdrawn
U17 Boys: team withdrawn

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. Who is eligible to represent Sussex in the county teams? To be eligible you should live or attend school anywhere in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, or West Sussex.
  2. Can a player trial for 2 age groups? Players should attend the trial appropriate to their age group. Consideration for players to play up an age group is for the Coach and BasketballSUSSEX Coaching Technical Officer (Head Coach) to decide, with input from their Club Coach.
  3. I cannot attend the Open Trials, can I still be selected? Player selection for all teams is the responsibility of the Coach and the BasketballSUSSEX Coaching Technical Officer (Head Coach). If you cannot attend a trial, please complete the pre-registration form above with your details and an explanation of why you cannot attend. The information will be sent to the relevant coach for their consideration and reply.
  4. What is the cost commitment for players selected to represent Sussex? Trials and training sessions are £5. We are currently negotiating kit costs and will supply this to players as soon as possible. BasketballSUSSEX bursaries for players will be considered upon application, please email

Page last updated: 02/07/18

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