Allen Gunn

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.

Episode 13: My Biggest Fishy

Myerscough alum Bradley Fisher takes us on the winding road from teenage Chorley fame to his current role within the healthcare system in the United States. “The Biggest Fishy” also tells us about the time he crossed paths with Steph Curry and what it was like to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Jahlil Okafor and more.

Episode 12: My Name is Joseph Bankole

Joseph Bankole had a less than conventional route into the sport of basketball, but his drive has helped him become one of the top 50 junior prospects in Britain. He shares the lessons he’s learned along his journey, how he ended up at Myerscough and some of his best stories from Year 1 in Preston.

Episode 11: My Media Man

The script flips as regular host Allen Gunn becomes the interviewee as Myerscough Basketball Academy architect Neal Hopkins takes the reigns. Neal learns how Allen ended up on this side of the Atlantic, how his love of sport developed and more.

Myerscough extends EYBL commitment for a further two years

PRESTON, England – The reigning European Youth Basketball League (EYBL) regular season champions Myerscough Basketball Academy have committed to the competition for a further two years, Neal Hopkins confirmed on Tuesday.

About Me

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