Allen Gunn

Episode 19: My Big Move

Myerscough Basketball alum James Banton recently picked up his life in England and headed to Switzerland for work. In this episode, he talks moving on from basketball but also how he took advantage of the opportunities the sport provided along the way to his new pursuit.

Episode 18: My First-Team Physio

Former Myerscough Basketball physio Nick McCarthy joins the podcast to talk about his journey from British Basketball to the Premier League where he’s currently a first-team physiotherapist at Burnley FC. He also looks back his fondest memories and the players he crossed paths with.

Episode 17: My Time to Lead

Myerscough Basketball committed to help strengthen junior basketball in the region by forming a U14 Boys team to give young athletes an opportunity to see more court time alongside their current club formats. Shaun Hoyle, who was appointed U14 Boys coach, joins the podcast to about his coaching journey and the initial aims for the programme.

Episode 16: My No Look Pass

Rayon Brown drops by to chat all things Myerscough Basketball, including who he believes is the best team in the Academy's history (so far). He also names his all-time Sco teammates team and dishes out on the celebrities he's bumped into while working at Harrods.

Myerscough launches U14 Boys programme, named Shaun Hoyle as coach

PRESTON, England – Myerscough Basketball Academy has launched an Under-14s Boys programme ahead of the 2020-21 season and appointed Shaun Hoyle as coach, Academy director Neal Hopkins confirmed on Sunday.

Episode 15: My Strength

Former Myerscough Basketball Academy S&C coach Alex Hodgson joins the show to chat about his six-year journey with the programme and how he is adapting to his new job at UCLan. Alex also reveals who he thinks were some of the strongest and most athletic players to pass through Academy doors.

Myerscough Basketball renews partnership with Simpson Group

PRESTON, England – Neal Hopkins announced on Tuesday that Myerscough Basketball Academy has renewed its partnership with Simpson Group ahead of the 2020-21 season.

Myerscough College creates new Lecturer in Basketball position

PRESTON, England - Myerscough Basketball Academy is hiring to fill the newly created position of Lecturer in Basketball at Myerscough College, Neal Hopkins announced on Thursday.

Episode 14: My Fitness

Myerscough alum James Harvey, who was part of the first class, joins the podcast to talk about what convinced him to take a flyer on a new Academy, why he developed a love for fitness and how he’s built a successful fitness business. For more information, visit:

GB Basketball recognises youth teams

PRESTON, England - The British Basketball Federation formally recognised all the players that were in contention for Great Britian youth team representation at the 2020 European Championships, which were cancelled due to COVID-19.

About Me

Allen Gunn is a graduate of the University of Salford with a Masters degree in Journalism.