#Playball set to keep Satellite Club sessions rolling through the summer!

Basketball England has announced the launch of #Playball; a new programme for satellite clubs running over the summer of 2019 on outdoor courts.

The programme is currently in the pilot stage, utilising existing satellite clubs to run summer sessions on outdoor courts to gauge uptake and interest. The project gives players a chance to get outside and enjoy the weather whilst also staying active all year-round.

Satellite clubs provide regular opportunities for people to enjoy sport and activity through the creation of informal, convenient club opportunities for young people. Designed around their needs and providing a positive experience of being active, the clubs can help bridge the gap between school, college and community sport and provide new opportunities for young people to get active.

In recent years, Satellite clubs have helped thousands of young people to get active and they’re primarily focused on young people aged 14-19 who aren’t already active.

One drawback for the majority of Satellite Club sessions is that they’re often based within educational sites and when schools and colleges close for the summer, the sessions need to end as well. That’s where #Playball comes in, tackling this obstacle and providing Satellite Club session all year round.

For satellite clubs that sign up for #Playball, Basketball England will provide an equipment bag containing Wilson outdoor balls, cones, pumps, nets, banners and branding for your club to use on outdoor courts.

The following sessions are planned for the summer of 2019:

Lead Club: Storm Basketball Club
Contact: karl@stormbasketballclub.com
Where: Breezehurst Drive, Crawley, RH11 8WB
When: Starts 11/06, 5pm-6pm


Lead Club: Bromsgrove Blaze Basketball Club
Contact: jon.miller@talktalk.net
Where: Sanders Park, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove
When: Starts 26/07, 5pm-6pm


Lead Club: Derby Trailblazers
Contact: theshawsm@hotmail.com
Where: Marketon Land, Derby, DE22 4AA
When: Starts 07/08, 12pm-1pm


Lead Club: Eastbourne Lions Basketball Club
Contact: louisebailley@icloud.com
Where: Wave Leisure, Eastbourne, BN22 7AA
When: Starts 27/07, 3:30pm-4:30pm


Lead Club: Westminster Warriors
Contact: adeola.russell@gmail.com
Where: Doyle Gardens, Willesden, NW10 3ST
When: TBC


Lead Club: Eastside Eagles
Contact: david_lavinier@yahoo.com
Where: Seymour Road, Leeyton, E10 7BL
When: Starts 29/07, Time TBC


Lead Club: 0-10 Community
Contact: community@0-ten.com
Where: Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith, W12 9JD
When: Starts 17/08, 10am--12pm


Lead Club: Manchester Magic & Mystics
Contact: phil.gordos@manchestermagicandmystics.co.uk
Where: Platt Fields Park, Wilmslow Road, M14 6LA
When: Starts 07/08, 4pm-6pm

Lead Club: Saints Basketball
Contact: coachhinton@yahoo.co.uk
Where: Chichester Road, Folkestone, Kent
When: Starts 04/08, 2pm-4pm


Lead Club: Danum Eagles
Contact: bobmartin60@outlook.com
Where: Church Road, Stainforth, DN7 5PW
When: Starts 26/07, 10am-12pm


Lead Club: Danum Eagles
Contact: bobmartin60@outlook.com
Where: Hurst Lane, Auckley, Doncaster
When: Starts 01/08, 10am-11am


Lead Club: South Essex Swifts
Contact: stevepearl1@aol.com
Where: Ashby Road, Daventry, NN11 0QF
When: TBC


Lead Club: Worthing Thunder
Contact: frank@linkshouse.co.uk; sarajenner86@icloud.com
Where: Shaftesbury Avenue, Worthing, BN12 4ER
When: Starts 27/07, Time TBC


Lead Club: Mersey Mavericks
Contact: merseymavericksbasketball@aol.co.uk
Where: 6 Croxteth Drive, Liverpool, L17 3AL
When: Starts 31/07, 6pm-8pm


Lead Club: Bracknell Cobras
Contact: rruthfettes@hotmail.com
Where: Tawny Owl Square, Bracknell, RG12 8EB
When: Starts 23/07, Time TBC


Lead Club: London Thunder Basketball
Contact: sduru@hotmail.co.uk
Where: 126 Ewhurst Road, London, SE4 1SD
When: TBC

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