The Brent Blazers are a community based basketball club who plan to provide more playing and coaching opportunities for the local Brent community. We run teams for men, women and at the youth levels covering under 12’s through to full adults.
The club was started by one of Brent’s most decorated basketball stars, BBL legend and former England International, Mike Martin. Driven to give back to his local community, Mike launched the Blazers in partnership with Reach & Teach with the aim of providing basketball opportunities for a new generation of Brent youngsters. “I started my basketball here in Brent and was raised in the borough, so I’ve always wanted to give something back to the local area. The Blazers are an important part of that for me and I play an active role as Chair of the club and plan to share my experiences in the game in the future development for basketball in the area”.
We believe that a good basketball club is about more than just building ‘stars’ on the court, it’s about developing well-rounded, good people off the court too. We believe in using basketball to develop character in young people and promote hard work, teamwork, respect and discipline throughout our club – while making sure everyone is having fun in the process!
We are always looking to add to our club and welcome new faces to our ‘Blazer family’. Training takes place at Willesden Sport Centre and whether you are an interested player, coach, supporter or volunteer we are always looking to add to our club and welcome new faces to our ‘Blazer family’, come down to one of our training sessions or games to find out if the Blazers are right for you!
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