Jun 28 2023

Basketball Ireland completes work on FIBA EuroStep Project

Basketball Ireland recently completed its work on the FIBA EuroStep Project, with three members graduating alongside 52 participants from National Federations across the continent and major European basketball clubs.

The final seminar took place in in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana during the FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2023 between June 19th and June 22nd.

The innovative programme - co-funded by the European Union's Erasmus + Sport program - is aimed at helping the development of clubs’ and national federations’ capacities and readiness to manage the accelerated digital transformation and new technologies in basketball in the post-pandemic era.

Nathaniel Cope, Head of Communications, Media and Digital, Robert Fahy, Digital Media Manager and Paul Carr, Grants and Participation Manager were those who took part and graduated from the programme. The graduation ceremony took place on the final day with FIBA Europe President Jorge Garbajosa and FIBA Executive Director Europe Kamil Novak on hand to present the participants with their certificates.

Upon completion of the course, Basketball Ireland’s Head of Communications, Media and Digital Nathaniel Cope said:

“We’re delighted to graduate at the culmination of what has been a fantastic initiative. The relationships created with our counterparts in FIBA, other National Federations and clubs around Europe will be invaluable as we continue to grow as an organisation. Basketball Ireland were one of four national federations who were partners in the project and it has been fantastic to be a part of.”   

There was also a presentation from FIBA Europe Communications and an interactive workshop led by External FIBA Consultant Geoff Wilson which focused on SEO insights and algorithms. The first workshop for National Federations took place in November and December 2022 in Madrid, before six online webinars took place since the turn of the year.