Rachael Bland new staff member!

Rachael Bland (1991) was born in Washington Tyne and Wear, England. Rachael completed her undergraduate degree in Sports Development with Coaching in 2014. She then enlisted onto a Master’s degree in International Sport Management at Northumbria University and since graduate in summer 2017. Now Racheal is currently undertaking PhD Studies at Northumbria University, with the research interest in the dual-careers of student-athletes.


Alongside her PhD studies, Rachael is a Graduate Tutor at Northumbria University and actively teaches on the Sport Development curriculum for 1st and 2nd year university students. During Rachael’s basketball career she has played for Leeds Carnegie, Lakehead Thunderwolves and Team Northumbria and claimed a few titles along the way; 2x BUCS champions (2012 & 2014) and 1x BUCS finalists (2015), WBBL British Cup Champions (2014) and WBBL Playoff Champions (2016). Rachael also has a history of coaching in community youth basketball and has coached for both Leeds Carnegie and Newcastle Eagles as a community coach,  as well as coaching within the FAB and the Five Star Basketball camps in England.

Welcome to Sunrise Basketball Camp!