Newcastle University is seeking to recruit players for their Men's and Women's Basketball team for the coming 2020/21 academic year. There are no eligibility restrictions so all athletes are welcome to apply. Newcastle University is a Russell Group (Ivy League equivalent) University based in the North East of England, United Kingdom and is within the top 200 Universities in the world. We offer a world class learning experience at a quarter of the comparative USA cost in Britain’s top voted city for student experience As well as gaining a world-class masters degree in one year the successful candidates will have the opportunity to play in the BUCS Premiership (Top University league in the Country) and in NBL Division 1 or Division 2 (National Basketball League) Both the Men's and Women's basketball programme's offer a great player development pathway as well as an exciting opportunity to gain a world class degree and travel within the UK and Europe. There are bursaries, contracts and 40% fee reduction scholarships available for the successful candidates. Candidates are also able to access additional funding through Academic Scholarships and Federal Aid via FAFSA from the US loans System. Elite athlete package including one to one strength and conditioning, physiotherapy and access to top UK Coaches. For further information on Postgraduate funding please visit our website http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/
The successful candidates must meet the following criteria:
NCAA playing experience
Undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0
If you meet the above criteria and you are interested in this excellent opportunity please email your playing and professional resume, as well as game footage, with an expression of interest to our Director of Basketball - Mark Elderkin & Womens Head Coach - Noelia Cacheiro-Quintas
About Newcastle University
Newcastle is one of the UK's leading universities with an international reputation for excellence. Newcastle University is counted amongst the top 200 universities in the world and top 20 in the UK. With a low cost of living and consistently strong graduate employability record, we are the University of Choice for almost 5000 international students from more than 120 different countries. Newcastle University is currently ranked 9th in the 2019/20 BUCS National League Table and is one of the top universities in the UK for competitive sport. We consistently finish within the top 10 of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) rankings. The Performance Sport Programme aims to maximise the performance of its representative teams and individual athletes within the BUCS programme and National leagues.