COACHING STAFF

Under 16's

With the boys having high expectations for this year, the team has retained many of the same players from last season and also incorporated some new talent into producing a highly competitive group of players. This season is going to be a good one for this team!

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Anita Marsden
U13 Head coach | U16 Girls Head Coach | WELFARE OFFICER

Bio to be written

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James Cummings
coach development manager | U18 Head Coach | U16A HEAD COACH | Men'S head Coach

Bio to be written

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James Whybrow
U18 Assistant Coach | U16A ASSISTANT COACH

I first starting learning basketball at Russell Hoops when I was 13 years old. I then played as captain of the team at my secondary school in years 9 and 10. After I left school I went to Oaklands College where I progressed my knowledge and understanding of the game and competed for two years while I was 17/18. In 2016 as part of Russell Hoops, I played in the U18s team on a tour to Madrid, where I competed against high level players in a friendly tournament.

I started coaching in 2022 and began assisting the coaches of the U16 National League team towards the end of the 21/22 season. I am always looking to learn and progress my knowledge and ultimately help the players I coach reach their highest potential.

 

For the 22/23 season I'll be assisting Coach James C with the U18 National League team. I'm hugely excited and eager to see how these boys develop and play against some tough competition!

 

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Dan RAYMEN
U15 HEAD Coach | U17 HEAD COACH

I represented the London Towers National League Team from U14 all the way through to U20 level. During this time, I was fortunate enough to play in European tournaments in France and Belgium, as well as play in the RAF Final Four and National Cup Finals, respectively.
 
I represented England at U15 and U16, playing in a handful of fixtures both at home and abroad during this time. I was also selected for an International Representative team that toured New England, USA competing against AAU and High School teams from the region.
 
As a coach, I have completed the Level 2 award and have ambitions to complete the Level 3 programme. I have coached at university level, prior to coaching National League but also enjoy coaching plenty of other sports in my day job as a secondary school PE teacher.

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Kevin Moore
U14 Head Coach

Coach Kev is new to coaching having played since school age. He's played ball at his place of work and at National League level along with community level competition. Kev joined Stevenage Royals as he's looking to put back into the club after his son spent many years with us and relying on others kind volunteering to keep teams playing,  before he left for university.  

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COLLEEN SHELLEY
U11 ASSISTANT COACH | U14 ASSISTANT COACH

I’ve been fortunate enough to play ball from the ages of 10-27 at a high standard. A to of this included; junior commonwealth, regional & national championship level, plus university. Since then I've been coaching for over 30 years in Canada & the UK. I’m blessed that most of my coaches were volunteers. This is payback to the sport I have grown to love so much! I’m so pleased basketball has grown dramatically in Stevenage and I can't wait to meet the Royals community.

 

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Leonn Meade
U15 ASSISTANT COACH | U17 ASSISTANT COACH

I started playing basketball in the parks of London aged 11. Fell in love with basketball after seeing 18 year old Shaq play at Wembley Arena for the Orlando Magic competing against the Atlanta Hawks. 

 

My passion continued to grow as a player when I attend Rush Croft School, Chingford, where the school basketball went on to win local league, cup and national league championships year after year. I tried out for The London Leopards which later became East London Royals who played underneath legendary Coach, Humpth Long. I earned himself a spot in the South East England starting line up and from there, selected to represent England across Europe and played a summer of tournaments with Team GB. 

 

My later seasons were with Westminster Warriors and at present Stevenage Royals mens local team. My passion for coaching stems from the mentorship was received as a boy and sets out to deliver dynamic training sessions and a detailed break down of how to play team basketball. 

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GEORGE GALATIS
U16A ASSISTANT COACH

Bio to be written