Here at The North School Lions Basketball Academy we take great pride in our community.
Our ‘Lions in the Community’ scheme includes:
Lions Rule the School:
Lions coaches work together with local primary schools to deliver quality, fun and engaging coaching sessions for children aged 9-11 within their schools. Each term students receive 4-5 coaching sessions followed by an opportunity to visit ‘The Jungle’ at The North School and watch a Varsity or Junior Varsity game. During their visit, students also complete an array of exciting tasks which are each linked to the secondary education curriculum, including athlete testing, game photography, statistics and game reporting.
If you are interested in the ‘Lions Rule the School’ programme and wish to find out more details, please contact Lead Community Coach Jamie Tong at Tong.J@north.kent.sch.uk.
4 v 4 Development League & 4 v 4 Basketball League
The North School Lions also run their highly popular 4 v 4 D-League and 4 v 4 Basketball League, open to all students at The North School from years 7-10. All players receive one hours training each week, delivered by Lions student coaches, followed by a tournament on Friday afternoons.
Separate competitions run each term and prizes are awarded to league champions and the league ‘Most Valuable Player’ on the final week of term.
Charity Fundraising and Community Work
The North School Lions feel passionate about supporting charities and run charity drives and fundraising events several times throughout the year. The most notable events include the annual Christmas Invitational Tournament’s ‘Charity Drive’ in association with The Salvation Army, and the ‘Lions vs. Leukemia’ cause in association with Cancer Research UK.
Other various community work takes place each year, including regional court openings and voluntary refereeing.
Please stay tuned to the ‘Community Blog’ for frequent updates!