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Basketball Sussex Innovation Project 2014 – Individual development

Led by Basketball Sussex and a number of high level coaches including Miguel Tello, over 500 14-25 year olds took part in an 8 week coaching and leadership course, achieving the Basketball England Activator qualification.

A total of 15 schools were engaged between September-March 2015 across Brighton, Worthing, Littlehampton, Hastings and Hailsham.   

Coaches providing the “leader courses” encouraged participants to take part and enjoy exercise, whilst also ensuring individuals were allocated to leadership opportunities to gain relevant work experience, with the view to leading, delivering and recreating the programmes within their own schools.

Furthermore, the programme provided exciting opportunities to play in central venue leagues with other participants from similar programmes across the county.

The high performing teams were then invited to participate in the organisation of the Brighton Summer MADNESS tournament.

The legacy of the project can be seen in the subsequent creation of the This Girl Can Basketball Sussex project that has seen over 500 14-16 year old’s upskilled and deployed in their respective schools across Sussex, leading to a further 500 females participating in Basketball.