Students in year 7 and year 8 at Cockburn John Charles Academy have been working closely with representatives from Basketball England in partnership with the NBA.
They aim to train and develop talented basketball players who attend the academy, and across the wider Multi-academy Trust, and to provide the opportunity to join the Jr NBA League.
Entering the league has witnessed the dramatic rise of the sport at the academy with the team currently sitting top of the Yorkshire South-west League with four victories from four league fixtures so far.
Head of PE, Ben Clark, said:
“We share the belief that sport can be used as a vehicle for the greater good and a platform for young people to showcase their immense talents. As a result a high number of academy students now have the opportunity to play for the LDM match squads with training based at Cockburn Schools on Saturdays.”
Head of School, Siobhan Roberts, said:
“Our students benefit enormously from the opportunities provided by the PE department in partnership with other MAT schools, and external providers.
“This is a fantastic initiative which will provide our talented students with a pathway to achieve further excellence.”
This post is based on a press release issued by Cockburn John Charles Academy
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