Anton Fraser appointed o40 Men’s Assistant Coach

Coach Mac is pleased to confirm the appointment of Anton Fraser as his Assistant Coach for the XI European Championships in Malaga this summer.

Anton excelled on the court from an early age, Captaining Chessington Wildcats in u19 National League, earning him a Scholarship to USA to play for Keystone College. As Captain of the side, Anton went on to be an Atlantic Cape Camps Top 20 player, making the International All Tournament Team in 1996 and 1997 which saw him visiting home town London as well as Poland and France, even earning top scorer rights in 1996.

Returning to the UK in the early 2000’s, Anton was fundamental in Ealing Tornadoes rise up the National Leagues, winning the league and play-off double in 2001 before captaining the side to the Division 2 Championship in 2002 and runner-up in 2003. His success did not go unnoticed and he made the step up to Division 1 team, Kingston Wildcats, the following season.

Despite his on court success, Anton has always been passionate about coaching, focusing primarily on youth, school and development clubs including Head of Junior Development & Schools Program for his Ealing Tornadoes as well as Head Coach at Brunel University. in 2002, his u18 National League team won the League, Play-off and Cup treble which saw him appointed as the Select London Team Assistant Coach in International Tournaments in Poland, France, Holland and England. At Brunel University he guided the team to the Final 8 in 2002, before going one further in 2003 making the Final 4. Anton spent 3 seasons as Head Coach of Westside Women’s National League programme, winning Division 2 in 2007.

More recently, Anton spent two seasons as Assistant Coach with Surrey United in the BBL and is now Head of Coaching at London Phoenix Basketball Club, winning promotion to the Premier Division in 2019.

Anton has been part of the program since day one but has had a severe injury that has stopped him playing. I’m delighted to have him on board as a coach as he has great experience and a high basketball IQ . He is part of this team and it’s great he has a way to contribute. I’m looking forward to working with him.

Coach Mac

Anton was originally selected as a player for the o40s Men, before a serious Achilles injury sidelined him late last year. Despite the set-back, Anton was still present at every training session, and was Assistant Coach for the three o40/o45 teams in the successful Worcester Masters Tournament. There is no doubt, he will continue to be an asset to the team, bringing his success on and off the court to his GB Wolfpack brothers.

It’s a huge privilege to have Anton Fraser as our assistant coach. Having been with us from the very start of this journey, he is everything you want, not only as a coach but as a team mate. Even with a major Achilles injury he stepped up for the team, attending sessions and helping out with coaching. Passionate and knowledgeable I know he’ll bring the leadership skills he displays on the floor as a player to the role of assistant coach and help drive the team to success.

Adam Slater, FIMBA GB o40 Men’s Captain

For more details on the FIMBA GB o40 Men’s Wolfpack click here