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Ipswich Basketball Academy are an elite basketball academy based at Copleston Sixth Form in Ipswich.
The Men and Women both compete in the Elite Academy Basketball Leagues (EABL and WEABL).
For further information about the Academy, including staff, team information and recruitment information, see below.
Use the links below to view the Scores, Standings and Schedules for both the Men and Womens teams.
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Please see our Academy
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Ipswich Basketball Academy aims to recruit players with realistic goals of taking their basketball to the next level. We are not motivated by quantity but quality, and our goal is to provide a platform for ambitious, hard working players and to help them achieve their goals. We currently have nine players that have been involved with the National Teams programme, and our goal is to grow that number and continue to attract international calibre players. However, we are also keen to recruit players that have those types of ambitions, but are yet to achieve them. National League and Regional level players are encouraged to consider Copleston and IBA as a potential destination for their basketball and academic pathway.

For recruitment information, please contact:
Academy Director -Nick Drane
and visit our Sixth Form website
We are incredibly proud of the pathway we are able to offer our student athletes here at Ipswich Basketball Academy and our track record of supporting players beyond their time with us is almost unrivalled. We have had several players, both male and female, recruited to play basketball in the NCAA on full athletic scholarships, ranging from high profile Division One programme's to Universities in Division Three, as well as Junior Colleges and programmes in Europe. In addition, a number of former IBA players are now playing at the University level here in the UK, receiving financial aid or scholarships due to their basketball. We also have former players now earning money as professional players both here in the UK and in Europe. We are also extremely pleased that two former academy players now work as part of our highly skilled coaching staff, demonstrating a unique pathway into working as a paid professional within sport.
Ipswich Basketball works with a network of local host families who provide all the necessary accommodation facilities for a student athlete. 
For more informational please contact Head Coach Nick Drane
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