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Greenhouse Sports celebrates launch of Coach Core London consortium

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  Coach Core, an apprentice coaching scheme run by the Royal Foundation, launched their new Coach Core London consortium this October in a bid to give more young people in London the opportunity to develop careers as sport coaches. Originally started as a pilot scheme between The Royal Foundation and Greenhouse Sports in 2012 and 2014, the Coach… Read more »

Apprentice coaches give back to next generation of participants

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On Thursday 2 June, five Greenhouse Sports apprentice coaches ran a half-term sport camp for 26 of our participants at Ernest Bevin College in South London. The multi-sport day camp was part of the apprentices Fit for Sport Level 3 qualification, which they are now in the final stages of completing. The camp consisted of multi-sports… Read more »

Basketball England Division Two Coach of the Year: Predrag Krneta

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Basketball England’s Coach of the Year Awards were announced recently, with long-time Greenhouse Sports basketball coach, Predrag Krneta taking top honours for his work with London Greenhouse Pioneers in Division Two. This is the third consecutive year Predrag has won this award for his work with the community club. Predrag has worked as a coach… Read more »

Coach Jerome Jack takes top coach honours

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“The key things I tell my players is hard work beats talent, if you want to succeed in basketball you have to love the game and be committed and dedicated.” That’s the philosophy of Coach Jerome Jack, who runs the Greenhouse Sports basketball programme at Quintin Kynasten (QK) in North West London and was named… Read more »

Burlington Danes Academy table tennis team shine

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Our table tennis programme at Burlington Danes Academy, Hammersmith, has been running since 2009 led by one of Greenhouse’s most experienced coaches – Henry Medellin. The academy has many very dedicated and talented players who have developed their table tennis abilities from beginner to national level. Over the last few weeks, the team have attended… Read more »

Case Study: Meet Ade

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Ade*, a Year 10 pupil, has attended the Greenhouse Sports basketball programme since our coach, Michael, identified his potential in a Year 7 PE session and invited him to join us. At that time, Ade’s behaviour and attitude were a major concern, and there was a point when he was almost excluded from school permanently. Michael started mentoring Ade, and this, coupled with the… Read more »

Volleyball boys lead the way at the Sainsbury’s Games

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(Photos and text by Greenhouse Sports Head Coach Ashley Trodden) The Sainsbury’s School Games is a prestigious multi-sport event (12 sports) for the UK’s elite young athletes of school age (approximately 1600 athletes competed and 700 coaches, support staff and volunteers made the event possible). The competition re-enforces the experience of the London 2012 Games… Read more »

In focus: Phoenix Secondary School

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We have been running a multisports programme at Phoenix Secondary School in Tower Hamlets since 2011. The school aims to offer a positive, life-enhancing education for young people with severe language and communication difficulties whose needs lie within the within the autistic spectrum. By providing opportunities for Social, Thinking, Emotional and Physical (STEP) development, Greenhouse… Read more »

Coach Gabe: “Healthy eating is a skill that needs to be developed”

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At the special educational needs school where I work in Swiss Cottage, we run a Health and Fitness module within PE for two of the older class groups to help promote a healthy lifestyle in and out of school. Exercise is a big part of the learning experience, including dance, aerobics and gym work. . Through links… Read more »

“I’m so proud of our girls” – Coach Fe

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Last week, three of my students from Clapton Girls Academy were selected to attend a prestigious Basketball England under-14s training camp this summer. For me this is testament to the hard work and dedication these girls have demonstrated over the last few years. From having basic knowledge of basketball to being identified as having the potential… Read more »

Clapton Girls Academy make an impact at U13 National level

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Last weekend, the U13 Basketball England Regional Development Tournament took place in Sheffield and Greenhouse Sports had six of our participants selected to represent the London region in the U13 girls category. Aaliyah, Alecia, Jade, Poppy, Zenzele and Victoria from Clapton Girls Academy were fantastic ambassadors for Greenhouse Sports at this National level. The girls showed… Read more »

Team Green pick up medals in London Youth Games

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The London Youth Games has been so exciting over the last few months! Participants from across our 50 sports programmes around the capital where chosen to represent their borough in this fantastic celebration of sport (Europe’s largest annual youth sports event) because of their dedication, bravery and skill. ‘Team Green’ participants competed in basketball, volleyball,… Read more »

Coach Core diaries: an America adventure…

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  (Coach Core apprentice Mulenga is currently on placement in the USA and clearly loving it!) This year my role with Challenger Sports, the biggest soccer camp operator in North America, has allowed me to work as a Camp Director, where I oversee a camp for a week at a time, giving the coaches their… Read more »

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Platanos participants step-up as referees and officials

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A few weeks ago, Platanos College successfully hosted the final London Primary Schools 3 v 3 basketball qualifying competition of the season. It was an important competition, with the winner of the round qualifying to play at the National Final of the schools competition in Sheffield. The tournament consisted of nine primary schools, with each… Read more »

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Greenhouse London FC put on a show at Brimmington Park Festival

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My name is Matthew Shobande and I’m Football Team Manager at Greenhouse London Football Club – that’s me on the right in the picture. Last weekend, a few of us coaches ventured out of our Burgess Park community home to deliver a session at the Brimmington Park Festival, Southwark, hosted by the ‘Friends of Brimmington’… Read more »

Fighting to finish on top in Aegon Team Tennis

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written by Gary Kruse – Tennis Head Coach at Cumberland School Aegon Team Tennis season continued this week for Greenhouse Sports tennis programmes with matches for the Cumberland School Year 10 boys’ and girls’ teams. On Wednesday, the Year 10 Boys team traveled to Jo Richardson School in Dagenham and came home with an impressive 12-0… Read more »

Raine’s Foundation School table tennis is thriving!

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My name is Stephen Gertsen, I am Senior Head Coach at Raines Foundation School and it’s been an exciting couple of months for our young people in our Greenhouse Sports table tennis programme. Our Thursday evening community club is now one of the best table tennis clubs in London with around 30 attendees per week… Read more »

I’m honoured to work with fellow Greenhouse coaches like Jorge

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My name is Danny Fenner and I am a coach, mentoring and development officer at Greenhouse Sports Football Club (GSFC). I have been with the charity for nearly five years and during that time I have worked with some great people. I would like to introduce one of them to you – my fellow GLFC… Read more »

Swiss Cottage School visit Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium

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My name is Gabriel Odia and I am a Greenhouse Sports multisports coach at Swiss Cottage School. Our programme team recently took seven members of the boys football team on a scheme which consisted of a great three-day trip to play Solihull Moors Football Club and visit Emirates Stadium. The visit was set up in… Read more »

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