Southampton Solent University is looking to recruit players for their Men's and Women’s Basketball BUCS and National League Division 1 teams, for the coming 2018/19 academic year. Southampton Solent University is based in the centre of the city of Southampton, which is located in South East England, United Kingdom. Basketball is one of our focus sports, and our squad the Team Solent Kestrels delivers a comprehensive basketball programme to our students and the local community. The club supports players’ development and provides regular and highly competitive fixtures in the British Universities & Colleges Sports competition (BUCS) and in the England Basketball National League Division 1. Applicants who are successful for our basketball scholarships will be entitled to complete or partial coverage of their tuition fees, as well as access to our Performance Sport support package delivered by our High Performance team. This package is equivalent to the approximate value of £2500 ($3500) and includes support such as one-to-one strength & conditioning, physiotherapy and lifestyle coaching. Candidates are also able to access additional funding through Academic Scholarships and Federal Aid via FAFSA from the US loans system.
The successful candidates must meet the following criteria:
NCAA playing experience
Undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0
Athletes must not be contracted with an agent at time of applying due to Tier 4 VISA regulations
If you meet the above criteria and you are interested in this fantastic academic and sporting opportunity, please email your playing resume along with game footage, with an expression of interest for the attention of: Paul Warrillow
Our mission is the dedication to the pursuit of excellent university education that enables learners from all backgrounds to become enterprising citizens and responsible leaders, while also promoting economic and social prosperity for the communities we serve. Southampton Solent is home to 11,000 full-time students studying a range of different creative, technical and academic subjects. Solent’s u...nique industry-focused degrees have been helping students to make their ambitions a reality for over 10 years. In 2017 we achieved a 81% satisfaction rate on the National Student Survey (NSS), and the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey taken at the start of 2015, found that 86.9% of our leavers were in employment or further study six months after they graduated.
As an integral part of the University’s lifestyle, Solent Sport is committed to providing a quality service to all Southampton Solent University students, while also supporting the needs of staff, alumni and the local community.
Our product and service range is carefully designed to maximise sporting opportunities and to underpin the student experience in Southampton. We offer competitive and recreational sport, coach education courses and volunteering opportunities as well as talented athlete support.
Our facilities include a state-of-the-art football venue as well as multi-use indoor sports halls and an exciting new indoor development due for completion in spring 2019 which will greatly enhance our sporting provision. These are exciting times for sport at Southampton Solent University, and we would like you to be part of it.