The London School of Basketball, in partnership with the South Kilburn regeneration partners, launched a brand new basketball program at The Albert, on Albert Road, South Kilburn to provide local young people with basketball coaching, competitions and the chance to be part of a brand new LSB club in South Brent.
Over 45 young people attended the launch which was opened by LSB’s Julius Joseph, one of the leading British professional basketball players in the country. Julius will be co-ordinating a team of LSB coaches in developing of a number of coaching sessions in the area and overseeing the growth of a new community basketball club over the coming two years as part of the project. The course – the only one of its kind in the area – is for anyone aged 11 – 18. Training sessions aim to create a new sustainable local team that will represent South Kilburn in the Community Basketball League competition.
During the launch day taster sessions provided young people with the chance to experience expert coaching, skills and drills along with fun games and give-aways. Local people will be encouraged to get involved with setting up the new club, this support is vital and will ensure the future of the project by building a strong foundation routed in the community.
Through basketball, young people from the area will learn new skills such as teamwork, find positive role models and develop confidence in themselves. There will even be support for those interested in getting qualifications and work experience, helping players to fulfil their potential and enjoy a brighter future.
This is the first community project to be funded by the South Kilburn regeneration partners of Catalyst Housing, L&Q, Genesis, Brent Housing, Brent Ward Working and the South Kilburn Neighbourhood Trust all working in partnership with the London School of Basketball.
Regular weekly basketball sessions will be delivered on Tuesday and Thursday between 5pm-6pm at The Albert, South Kilburn NW6. Those interested in joining are welcomed to come along to one of these sessions or contact Reach and Teach on 0208900 5650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.