BNI Academies become Team NI

In a change to reflect Basketball NI’s strategic vision for national/international development the BNI Board have announced that the BNI Academies will become Team NI.

Teams are now being set up for Boys U16s with upcoming trials at St Malachy’s sports hall; and Girls U14s, U16s, and U18s with upcoming trials being held at Methodist College.

If you are aware of any coaches wishing to volunteer for the Boys Team please refer them to and we will shall endeavour to set up Boys teams for U14s and U18s.

Girls Teams will be training around the school term times and Boys Teams will continue to train the first weekend of each month. (calendars will be issued in due course)
Information on trials as follows:

  • Boys Trials: U16s Sunday 2nd September & 7th October 2018 Time: Noon – 2:30 pm
  • Boys’ Trials Venue: St Malachy’s College, 36 Antrim Road, Belfast, BT15 2AE. (Meet at Sports Hall)
  • Girls’ Trials: U18s Friday 7th & 14th September 2018 Time: 7 – 9p.m
  • Girls’ Trials: U16s Saturday 8th & 15th September 2018 Time: 10 – 12pm
  • Girls’ Trials: U14s Saturday 8th & 15th September 2018 Time: 12.15 – 2.15.
  • Girls’ Trials Venue: Methodist College, 1, Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 6BY. (Meet at Sports Hall)

Cost for all trial sessions: £5.

We look forward to receiving nominations from NI clubs. Players involved in previous BNI Academies are also welcome to try out – please contact to register.

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