Academies – please contact

The U15 Academy is a Provincial Academy run by Basketball Ireland.  Players from NW or Blaze if selected participate in the Ulster Academy.


Designed for top players from throughout the region to come and play and train together under top coaches to help improve the standard of basketball locally and to develop a similar skillset for all players throughout the country. Also used to select the Irish u16 team for European championships in Summer 2020.

In order to progress the performance pathway for U16 players (born 2003) a new Under 16 Academy will operate directly below the Under 16 national team. This new initiative will identify a small number of players from across the country and invest in their long-term development.

The CPSU is eager to work with boys and girls across all three divisions in this player centred joined up structure. This expansion of the current model adds an important step to the performance pathway for our most talented athletes, and brings us a step closer to our future competitive aspirations.


Basketball Ireland /CPSU


The Under 14 Academy is a Regional Academy run by Basketball Ireland.

Regional Academies will be made available to U14 players (born 2005) in seven regions nationwide.

Players from NW or Blaze if selected will participate in the region comprising NW and Mayo


Under 16 – NW Area Academy

Any player playing club basketball in the NWAB region.


  • 15th September = TRIALS
    • U16 Girls 12 pm – 2 pm (Abbey Vocational Sch Donegal Town)
    • U16 Boys 2 pm – 4 pm (Abbey Vocational Sch, Donegal Town)