Fagbenle Berates ”Obscure” Funding
Written by RockSport on February 16, 2018
British sport’s funding bodies are favouring “obscure” sports that “aren’t popular in working-class communities” while basketball is at risk, says Temi Fagbenle.
The 25-year-old, a key Great Britain player, says it is “crazy that sports like skeleton get millions of pounds”.
British Basketball gets no funding for its national sides from UK Sport.
“I feel like they are trying to rip the GB shirts off my and my team-mates’ backs,” Fagbenle said.
“Just look at the athletes on the basketball teams – a lot of us are from ethnic minorities and/or grew up in working-class households,” she told the Press Association.