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Clapton Girls Academy make an impact at U13 National level

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 their strong grasp of Greenhouse Sports’ STEP Framework skills, including teamwork, determination, and sporting skills, to battle their way to the final. The experience of performing on a national stage has given them confidence in their ability to work hard and do well.

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The team, led by Coach Fe and managed by Bill Gilbert, won all four pool games ahead of beating the East region in the semi-finals. The London team faced a tough match in the final, narrowly losing out to North West to take 2nd place overall. With England Basketball scouts looking on, the players performed fantastically well under the pressure of the occasion and we are so proud of them.

Greenhouse Sports works hard with their young people to encourage and develop participation in sport. We have 50 sports programmes across London aimed at helping our participants to learn skills which will help them have more options and opportunities as they grow older.

We believe in the power of sport to develop young people who might otherwise become disengaged from school and their wider community. Our research shows that our sports programmes help to improve school attendance and behaviour in our participants, as well as helping our young people to become more confident, determined and self-disciplined. Our vision is that every child should have a fair chance to succeed and our mission is to help those in need of a little extra support and guidance using our social, thinking, emotional and physical framework of key skills.

Congratulations to the girls from Clapton Girls Academy on their fantastic performance and for doing us proud!