This film is from a day that we ran along with professional Basketball Players to inspire girls from three different schools in Croydon. It started with a mentoring session based around creating mood boards for the girls to talk about their ambitions for the future and how they felt they could achieve these things. There were some great discussions in the room and we were joined by two female Metropolitan Police youth engagement officers who were a positive part of this. After this the pro basketball players from London Lions team ran skills sessions with the girls and finally a round robin tournament to finish the day. As you can see they loved being part of a single sex event that allowed them to blossom and they had some really great positive role models to inspire them to go forward and achieve their dreams. We were lucky enough to have Shanice Beckford-Norton leading the day. She is a GB player and London Lions Women's team captain.
Girls are becoming more involved in knife crime and it is felt they carry knives for themselves and not on behalf of the boys as previously. We want to give them safe spaces to play sport where they feel comfortable in an all female environment.
Following this successful pilot we want to run three more Queens sessions in the next two terms and a 4 day camp in the summer holidays 2024 to further improve the girls skills and their chances of playing basketball at a higher level which will give them focus going forward. If you would like to sponsor a Queens day or the summer camp please email us for more details, including a budget.
We are a basketball charity based in the South East of England. Basketball4All engages young people who are disadvantaged or disabled. We use basketball to improve their physical and mental health and give them new skills that can be used in the future. We offer pathways for them to develop in the sport and on into the workplace. We run a huge variety of basketball sessions:- Learning Disability, Displaced young people, in Schools in disadvantaged areas where knife crime is a huge problem, and for the inactive of all ages. The trustees are passionate about taking basketball into the community and changing lives.
We also work with boys in the same area as our girls event (in the video) was held.
Another area of our work is with displaced young people from all over the World.
We look for projects that are needed then apply for funding to get them up and running and sustained in the future.
BASKETBALL CHANGES LIVES!
We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: