September 2017 will see the launch of a new initiative to increase the participation of basketball throughout West London. The project involving up to twelve schools mainly from across the Borough of Ealing will introduce sessions led by coaches from London United Basketball Club for a period of five weeks in each school for players from year 10 and younger.
After introductory training sessions, the most talented players representing each school will compete in an organised league with up to eight months of competition. The initiative will allow young performers an introduction to the sport and suitable level of competition before the top four teams will progress to the Final Four competition to be held at Alec Reed Academy after which the overall winner will be crowned.
The top players from the league will be offered free coaching and table officiating courses ensuring a long-lasting legacy of the project.
Jack Majewski, Director of London United was very upbeat when he delivered this comment “I really believe that this is a very important project for us on so many levels. Not only is this a fantastic recruiting tool for us, but foremost provides us the opportunity to develop the sport at grass roots level and establish participation rates in the area. Participation of basketball in schools is crucial for the development of the sport in the UK. This is why we will provide our coaches, referees, prizes, promotion and a proper online platform for the project. The young people playing in our league must feel that they participate in something important, which can lead them to a meaningful future in sport. We must deliver a well packaged and promoted project in which young people will buy ownership of”.
For more information about the project please get in touch with us using the details on the contact us page. All fixtures, progress and results of the league will be published on the London United website http://www.londonunited.eu