The TUS Athlone Basketball Club continues to go from strength to strength. TUS Athlone have teams registered in Division 1 and Division 3 men’s leagues for college basketball; and a team in the Division 2 and 3 for the Ladies league in college basketball.
TUS also participates in the Victory Scholar program with the Sport Changes Life organisation. These scholars attended TUS on both the Midwest and Athlone Campuses in recent years including students from the USA.
For more information about basketball on the Athlone campus please contact Gordon.Brett@tus.ie
TUS Midwest basketball programme aims to cater for both high levels of participation amongst its college students while also competing at the highest levels of college basketball in Ireland. Our College has 3 different competitive levels of basketball for men and one competitive level of basketball for women to cater for basketball players who want to compete locally and nationally in Basketball Ireland sanctioned events. These levels are:
- National College Basketball Division 1 Men.
- National College Basketball Division 2 Women.
- National College Basketball Division 3 Men.
- Senior men’s basketball in the North Munster Area Board men’s league.
The college offers players a chance to try out for each of these teams at the start of each year. Our coaching staff hosts try-out dates to determine the appropriate level for each athlete and ensuring we have a team to cater for all players who wish to compete in college basketball. Both Division 1 and Division 2 men and women’s programs are Nationally competitive and each year the college partners with the Sports Changes Lives organization to recruit postgraduate American basketball players to play in our teams while earning their master’s degree at TUS.
The goal of the TUS Midwest basketball program is to engage as many people in basketball as possible and thus we host regular 3×3 and 5×5 participation tournaments throughout the year. These tournaments are designed for any player to put a team together and come enter a 1-day tournament to compete with your fellow TUS students. If players can’t get a full team there is also the ability to show up and join another team for the day. Tournaments usually last 2 or 3 hours and are a great way to get involved, have fun and make new friends throughout the school year.
Basketball Development Officer