A new programme to help create fresh opportunities through university partnerships has been launched by Basketball England.
The aim is to transform basketball and provide multiple advantages to both the talent network, as well as universities and their students.
It is planned that hubs are being established by Basketball England to benefit young players that are part of the talent system alongside clubs, coaches, volunteers and other support staff in each region.
Expression of interest forms are now being accepted to help create a number of regional talent hubs across the country.
"Clubs and education are key to underpinning our growth in participation and developing talent," Basketball England's chief executive Stewart Kellett said.
Kellett added: "Through this initiative we want to create 10 thriving regional talent hubs across the country for talented young people to access support at an affordable rate and train in quality playing environments.
"The continued assistance of the education sector for basketball is key to our plans to nurture talent in every region, be inclusive in our approach and become a more competitive basketball nation."
The ultimate aim of each hub, which will be powered by a team of students, organised on-site by a coordinator, and further supported by one of Basketball England’s regional talent managers, will be to provide talent pathway players with additional support and knowledge to aid their development.
Players will be educated on topics such as nutrition, mental health and lifestyle.
Basketball England are looking for one hub in each of the 10 basketball regions, which are the North East, North West, Yorkshire, East Midlands, West Midlands, East, London, South East, South West and the South.