Talk training are delighted to support Morgan Carter in the European Basketball Championships in Malta.

Morgan, aged 15 lives in Porthcawl, South Wales and started his basketball career at the beginning of Year 8, joining a local club called “Cougars” based in Kenfig Hill. Instantly they saw the potential in Morgan’s ability in handling a ball.

The team trains twice a week, and also play in the league against other teams in the area. The Cougars are a very disciplined and successful team and are all about the kids and developing them to become players of the future.

Through playing for the Cougars Morgan has won many trophies which include “Player of the Year”, “Best Improved Player”, “Best Defensive Player”. The Cougars have also won many matches and leagues and have recently won the end of season cup match against a very strong team ‘Swansea Storm’.

Through the Cougars, Morgan was asked to trial for the Welsh Team to represent his country. Morgan plays the centre position and has had a very successful two years.

Just some of the competitions this year have taken him to Chester, Liverpool, and Ireland. He has now been chosen to represent Wales in the FIBA competition in Malta. This will consist of him playing the centre position against other countries. The team will be playing for a medal and they have real potential to get onto the podium this year.

Future Plans

The future looks very rosy as long as Morgan gets his education. To be a basketball player and to forward this career he needs to be an academic student. Morgan’s hope to play for his country next year for the under 18s which will take him to even more countries. He will still play for his local team the Cougars, but has also been chosen for the Welsh National League. Once Morgan has completed his GCSEs and got the right grades, his ambition is to go to a Basketball Academy to complete his A ‘Levels, which will hopefully fulfil his dream and go over to America on scholarship to play.

Talk training are thrilled to support him with this Championship and wish Morgan all the best for the future!

UPDATE 8th July: Morgan’s team came away with a BRONZE medal – Well Done to you all!