School of Basketball

Sports students playing basketball
Student in games hall carrying a sports bag

This is a unique chance to build-in your favourite sport with your studies and proves, once and for all, that there’s…

Are you an enrolled Glasgow Kelvin student with a keen interest in basketball?

Would you relish the chance to train under the guidance of the nationally famous team, Caledonia Gladiators?

Then Glasgow Kelvin College – School of Basketball is just the place for you!

With 2-3 evening training sessions per week at the Springburn Campus from early September, you’ll be coached by Caledonia Gladiators First Team player and Captain, Jonny Bunyan, to build your fitness and skills on the court – a fabulous opportunity! 

Interested?  Then fill in the form below

Glasgow Kelvin College is thrilled to partner with Scottish national Basketball team, Caledonia Gladiators, to give our students the opportunity to train with the best professional coaches and players in Scotland.

As an enrolled student, you’ll have access to professional standard conditioning equipment and training to hone your skills with Captain and coach, Jonny Bunyan.  A host of other opportunities will be open to you…

Playing Opportunities

  • Players will have the opportunity to train 2-3 times per week at the Springburn Campus of Glasgow Kelvin College
  • Sessions will primarily be led by Gladiators professional player and captain, Jonny Bunyan
  • Players will receive a balance of individual workouts and team-centred sessions with focuses on tactics and advanced game concepts
  • Team will represent Glasgow Kelvin College and Caledonia Gladiators in the SLBA Division 3 League, playing up to 20 games during the season as well as pre-season friendlies
  • Players will also receive unique sessions led by other Gladiator professional players throughout the year


The world of Scottish Basketball is in desperate need of qualified referees currently with games happening almost every night in various leagues throughout the country. There has never been a better time to get this qualification and benefit from the opportunities that refereeing presents.

  • All school of basketball players will have the opportunity to pass Levels 1 and 2 of the Basketball Scotland Referee curriculum allowing them to referee youth basketball in the future
  • Also we can provide relevant information needed for anyone who wants to take these referee qualifications further

Table Officiating

With an ever-increasing amount of teams taking part in leagues across Scotland, there are more games being played than ever and more Table Officials needed.  Table Officiating is moving into the modern world and young people are crucial to progressing this field forward.

All School of Basketball participants will have the opportunity to pass Level 1 and 2 of the Table Officiating curriculum allowing them to officiate at local and national league games across the country

Strength and Conditioning

  • Players will receive strength and conditioning training twice per week by qualified instructors in this field
  • Programs will eventually be designed for each individual player as the season progresses
  • Strength and conditioning will take place at the campus gym which has lifting platforms and other high-quality equipment crucial for athlete development

Plus Extra-Curricular Opportunities!

Coaching Qualifications

Quality coaches are integral to the progression of the game in this country.  The opportunities for coaches are constantly growing and that will continue to be the case particularly within the Caledonia Gladiators organisation as we continue to grow our development program.

  • All School of basketball participants will complete both the skills award set by Basketball Scotland meaning they will be able to take sessions from under 14 and younger
  • Participants will also go through coaching Continuous Professional Development sessions provided by the Caledonia Gladiators to help them feel more confident as coaches
  • There will be practical experience with opportunities in the Gladiators Youth Development program

Applications for this years School of Basketball are no longer being taken. 

Please check back next session 2024/25.