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Raising money for #goodcauses at BGC Charity Day with Mike Phillips

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  It was an honour to be invited back to BGC Charity Day for the second year running, which took place on Monday 11th September 2017. The annual Charity Day hosted by BGC Brokers in London commemorates the 658 members of staff who lost their lives in 9/11, by distributing 100% of their global revenues… Read more »

Participants meet their PruGOals at RideLondon

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Greenhouse Sports players and coaches participated once again in Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46, thanks to an initiative run by long-time supporter Prudential. Through the PruGOals programme, fifteen participants and coaches were given the opportunity to participate in the iconic event, and were supplied with bicycles, equipment and tips and tricks on training and nutrition that proved… Read more »

Coach Core: Apply now for an exciting Sports Apprenticeship

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    What is Coach Core? A UK wide innovative sports coaching apprenticeship aimed at enhancing the lives of 16-24 year olds and communities in which they serve. Employed by an inspiring sports coaching organisaton, you will undertake invaluable experiences across the whole sports industry, gain recognised qualifications and earn a salary for a full… Read more »

Join Team Greenhouse Sports in the Reebok Ragnar White Cliffs Relay!

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Date: 23rd – 24th September 2017 Starts: Maidstone Finishes: Brighton & Hove Distance: 170ish miles Runners in a team: 10 Entries close: 8th August 2017 Dream big, inspire each other and conquer together – watch a snapshot of Run Ragnar here. Imagine running relay-style with a team of 10 (you and 9 other friends or family) along the spectacular South East… Read more »

Our partners Prudential plc shortlisted for Business Charity Awards 2017

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“Prudential have been true partners to Greenhouse Sports. The opportunities they have provided for the young people in our programmes have not only encouraged them as athletes but have helped develop crucial life skills that will support them through their transition to adulthood.” John Herriman, Chief Executive at Greenhouse Sports.  Our long-time partner Prudential plc has… Read more »

Greenhouse Sports named as beneficiaries of Oil Aid 2017

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It is an honour to be invited back for the second year as a beneficiary of Oil Aid 2017. Oil Aid is a unique fundraising event where members of the oil, gas, and associated industries gather at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge to play in a seven-a-side football tournament. The event was inspired by the desire to improve… Read more »

Prudential up for Better Society Awards for support of Greenhouse Sports basketball

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Prudential plc has been shortlisted by the Better Society Awards for their support of Greenhouse Sports in both the Partnership with a National Children’s Charity and Commitment to a Young Community categories.  The winners will be revealed at the Awards Ceremony, held at the London Marriott Hotel on 11 May. Prudential primarily supports the Greenhouse Sports basketball… Read more »

Thank you Wembley National Stadium Trust

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Pictured (from the right), is Lord Toby Harris of Haringey, Chairman of Wembley National Stadium Trust, Katherine Abbie, Head of Trusts, Foundations and Statutory Funding, Greenhouse Sports, John Herriman, Chief Executive, Greenhouse Sports, and the Lord Mayor of Brent, Parvez Ahmed. Huge thank you to the Wembley National Stadium Trust, whose generous contribution supports our… Read more »

World-record breaking explorer George Bullard inspires our Youth Council

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Our newly elected Greenhouse Sports Youth Council met for the first time in early April to discuss and decide on their roles and responsibilities, and to start thinking about how they would like to use their voices to impact the charity. They met in the heart of London’s financial district, in a board room kindly… Read more »

We attended the launch of London Youth’s new report

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and this is what we thought… On 20th March, London Youth in partnership with Centre for London and UBS, launched their report Young People’s Capital of the World? Understanding and responding to young Londoners’ changing needs. The report draws on research from five London boroughs – Barking & Dagenham, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey and Waltham Forest… Read more »

Ernest Bevin place amongst top 4 table tennis school teams in the country

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The U13 and U16 boys Greenhouse Sports table tennis teams from Ernest Bevin have won in the Regional Finals of the English Schools Table Tennis Association (ESTTA) Butterfly School Team Championships, placing them in the top 4 table tennis school teams in the country. After a wobbly start with 3 losses, the U16 boys showed true… Read more »

Congratulations Cacharel and Joshua!

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2 of our Greenhouse Sports table tennis participants have had success at the recent STIGA Blackpool Junior 4 Star. Cacharel came runner up in the Junior Boys band 1, whilst Joshua came first in the Junior Boys band 2. This is an incredible achievement, as the boys were up against some top class competition. To… Read more »

Double Wandsworth win for the Ernest Bevin boys

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The U15 Boys celebrating their win. Photo: @GHVolleyball_EB  In an incredible result, the Ernest Bevin College U15 boys volleyball team from last year and their Greenhouse Sports coach Ashley Trodden won the Sports Team of the Year and Coach of the Year awards at the Active Wandsworth Awards. The Active Wandsworth awards is an annual… Read more »

Angus, our Nomura volunteer, nominated for National Volunteer of the Year Award

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Angus Warren, our committed volunteer from Greenhouse Sports corporate partner Nomura, has been nominated for the prestigious National Volunteer of the Year Award from Table Tennis England. Angus volunteers with the Greenhouse Sports table tennis programme at Morpeth School in Tower Hamlets, where Head Coach Helder nominated him for his impressive commitment and dedication. Over… Read more »

Now recruiting a Centre Director for our new facility

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Apply now to be the Centre Director for this new community sport centre.  We are passionate about the role sport plays to enable young people to develop their confidence and aspirations, which in turn helps to improve their opportunities to succeed in life. This is something we have been doing for over 14 years across… Read more »

Young tennis players inspired by Paralympic medallist

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East London teens to support NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters as ball crew    Young tennis players met Rio 2016 double Paralympic medallist Andy Lapthorne yesterday in the lead-up to the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, where the youngsters will put their skills to use as ball crew for the… Read more »

Greenhouse Sports reflects on 2015-16 in latest annual review

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Results from our 2015-16 programme delivery are in and show that we had another fantastic year. Over the last year, Greenhouse Sports delivered over 58,000 hours of inspirational coaching to more than 7,600 young people across London who live in areas of high deprivation. In addition, 1 in 2 of our mainstream participants reported improved leadership and communications… Read more »

Greenhouse Sports featured in The Times

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Sports journalist of the year and Greenhouse Sports Trustee Matthew Syed wrote for The Times today about the impact Greenhouse Sports has on young people in London and the power of sport to change lives. “Greenhouse wants to develop young people who are resilient, curious and capable of responding to the toughest challenges,” he writes. “Psychologists… Read more »

Hackney coach named as finalist for national coach award

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Fionnuala Duhaney-Keown, a Senior Head Basketball Coach with London youth charity Greenhouse Sports, was recently named a finalist from hundreds of nominations for Sport Coach UK’s Children’s Coach of the Year. The national coaching award recognises coaches who work specifically with young people to encourage sport participation rather than elite performance, and will be presented… Read more »

Greenhouse Sports announced as Charity Times Award finalist

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Greenhouse Sports has been named to the shortlist for Charity Times Award’s Charity of the Year (£1m-£10m). For 14 years, Greenhouse Sports has worked to improve the life chances of young people living in disadvantaged areas of London through the provision of school- and community-based sport programmes. In 2014-15, our inspirational coaches engaged 8,000 young people before,… Read more »

Greenhouse Sports names new Chief Executive

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London-based charity co-founder Michael de Giorgio to remain committed Trustee and ambassador John Herriman has been named the new Chief Executive of Greenhouse Sports, a London-based sport for social change charity. Herriman joins the charity from the National Association of Head Teachers, and will take the reins from co-founder and current Chief Executive Michael de… Read more »

Greenhouse Sports chosen as charity of the year by Lord Mayor of Westminster

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Councillor Steve Summers, newly elected into the ceremonial role of the Lord Mayor of Westminster, has named Greenhouse Sports as his chosen charity of the year. Greenhouse Sports basketball coach Jerome Jack, from Westminster-based school Quintin Kynaston (QK), and some of his students were invited to attend the recent Mayor Making Ceremony as special guests,… Read more »

Greenhouse Sports responds to new Sport England strategy

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Greenhouse Sports welcomes the new Sport England strategy and its focus on the benefits sport can bring to society as a whole. As a sport for social change charity, Greenhouse Sports works in some of London’s most disadvantaged communities to deliver outstanding, intensive sports programmes delivered by inspirational coaches. We use the power of sport… Read more »

Greenhouse Sports featured as a case study in NPC Report

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Greenhouse Sports has been featured as a case study sport for social change charity in the recent New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) discussion paper: ‘School Report: How can charities work best in the school system?’ The paper explores the role of charities in the school system in England – the challenges they face and the benefits… Read more »

Success for Greenhouse Sports teams at Jr. NBA Basketball League Finals

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  Greenhouse Sports had five teams competing in the Junior NBA Basketball England League finals, which were held at Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton on 22 March. The tournament, for boys and girls aged 11-12, featured the first ever girls-only Junior NBA basketball league finals in which Greenhouse Sports’ school Harris Academy took first place and Platanos and… Read more »

Greenhouse Sports and Sir Bradley Wiggins help launch new Prudential RideLondon event

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On 22 March, Greenhouse Sports participants attended a launch event for the new Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 mile event with Sir Bradley Wiggins at the Lee Valley Velopark in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Along with meeting the cycling legend himself, attendees had the chance to test out the Velopark’s outdoor road track and take part in an exclusive Q&A with Bradley Wiggins, where… Read more »

Read Greenhouse Sports’ Annual Review 2014-15

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2014-15 was another year of growth and progress for Greenhouse Sports. We welcomed seven new mainstream school partners, while two of our established partners added second sports programmes to complement existing provision. We continued to grow as an organisation, helping more and more young people in London reach their full potential. In 2014-15: We operated… Read more »

Greenhouse Sports featured as a ‘case study’ for ‘Changing lives through sport’ in government’s new Strategy for Sport

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In response to falling sport participation figures across Great Britain despite existing investment, Sports Minister Tracey Crouch and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport have released a new strategy for sport and in December 2015 published the paper ‘Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation’. This paper was the product of a… Read more »

Table tennis tournament reveals rising Greenhouse Sports star

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Greenhouse Sports table tennis participants at Ernest Bevin College had a fantastic weekend with four boys playing at the U13 Jack Petchey ESTTA Central London Individual Table Tennis Championships. Rising star Adam, aged 12, won nine out of his 10 matches to come third in the competition overall. Adam – who has only been playing table tennis for just over… Read more »

Greenhouse Sports tennis coach wins top achievement award

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Head Tennis Coach at The Cumberland School Gary Kruse was presented with a prize for Outstanding Achievement at the Essex Tennis Awards earlier this month. The award was created specially for Gary who was nominated by Kelly Montgomery, one of our programme managers, for introducing tennis to a wide variety of pupils who have not had the opportunity… Read more »

Former GSFC player signed by Norwich FC

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Photo credit: Thabo Jaiyesimi Former GSFC player and non-league star Diallang Jaiyesimi was snapped up earlier this month by Norwich City FC amid intense competition from other Premier League clubs. Diallang spent seven years at Greenhouse Sports representing GSFC at various levels from U9 to U15, where he played in a quarter final of a London Cup game in… Read more »

Time is running out to secure your place on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 2016

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Sign up today for one of Greenhouse Sports’ Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 places before we run out, and help us give every child a fair chance to succeed. We have a few spaces left for this unforgettable experience which will take you – along with 20,000 other cyclists – on a route made famous by the world’s top cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics. Riding… Read more »

Rio Ferdinand helps launch second year of Greenhouse Sports’ partnership with NBA/BT Supporters Club

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    Greenhouse Sports was delighted to welcome footballer Rio Ferdinand and basketball legend Allison Feaster to Cumberland School to launch the second year of our partnership with the National Basketball Association and BT Sport’s charitable initiative The Supporters Club. NBA coaching experts took the children – and Rio – through multiple stations and drills alongside Allison. When the hard… Read more »

Davis Cup winners celebrate success with Greenhouse Sports tennis pupils

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Kids from Greenhouse Sports tennis programmes at Cumberland School and St Paul’s Way Trust got the chance to meet the triumphant Davis Cup winners at the  Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre last week. The British tennis team champions – who were on their way back from meeting the Prime Minister at Number 10 Downing Street – arrived to… Read more »

GSFC coach wins national FA award

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Greenhouse Sports Football Club Head Coach Artur (“Jorge”) Alves was among 18 others recognised at this year’s FA coaching awards at St. George’s Park on Sunday evening. Jorge won the prestigious England Mini Soccer Coach of the Year Award at the ceremony and was presented with his trophy by Les Howie, Head of Grassroots Delivery. Jorge has been with Greenhouse Sports for the… Read more »

Greenhouse Sports pupil achieves place in prestigious public speaking finals

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From excluded schoolboy to becoming one of London’s top young public speakers, Titas Zydellis, a Greenhouse Sports pupil talks to us about how our basketball programme at Brampton Manor Academy helped him turn his life around and achieve things he didn’t think were possible. This included a place in the finals of the prestigious Jack… Read more »

Former Greenhouse Sports student awarded top degree

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This week we are delighted to congratulate one of Greenhouse Sports’ first basketball students who recently graduated from the sports journalism programme at the University of Southampton. Nii Bruce Tagoe – a former pupil of Bacon’s College – was a member of London Greenhouse Giants, our first U14 national league team. He went on to play for the senior men’s team at… Read more »

Greenhouse Sports welcome new era

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Mike de Giorgio announced his decision to step aside as Chief Executive of Greenhouse Sports last October and to focus on his role as a Trustee for the charity he set up 13 years ago. Mike’s decision means he can prioritise fundraising and playing an ambassadorial role for Greenhouse Sports. Speaking about his decision Mike said: “Looking back… Read more »

We’ve moved to new offices!

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Greenhouse Sports moved to its new office on Cosway Street in Marylebone last weekend. As well as serving as our office, our plan for 2016 is to transform this landmark building – bought through the incredible generosity of existing supporters – into a multi-use sports hub providing life-changing coaching and support to thousands of young Londoners.   The… Read more »

Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery support Greenhouse Sports

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Greenhouse Sports’ innovative and dynamic approach to using sport to encourage personal development among young Londoners has attracted £200,000 in support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The funding will enable Greenhouse Sports to invest further in its vision that every young person deserves the chance to succeed. “I am so pleased to be able to… Read more »

Judo programme shines at Home Counties Champs

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The Northern Home Counties Judo Championship was held in High Wycombe on the Sunday 18th October 2015. Coach Mike’s Ernest Bevin judo programme sent a team along who performed fantastically, showing great mental strength, perseverance, technical skill and resilience. The results were: Adem Aouicha – Gold Samuel Brooks Gilzeane – Gold Sorab Sultani – Gold… Read more »

Our Impact Team wins another award!

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Members of our Impact Team yesterday left Project Oracle’s annual conference clutching a 2015 Evidence Award. The award, one of only five available to charities working in the youth sector in London, recognises our innovative and rigorous approach to evaluation. Project Oracle – a children and youth evidence hub that aims to improve outcomes for… Read more »

Sarah Bello selected for England U16 Basketball squad

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A huge congratulations to Sarah Bello, a participant on our programme at Platanos College and a Greenhouse Pioneer, who took part in the U15 Basketball England Regional Tournament a few weeks ago and was subsequently selected for the initial England U16 Women’s National squad. Sarah represented the London regional team at the Regional Tournament and… Read more »

Case Study: Meet Jon

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Aged twelve, Jon* was permanently excluded from school and spent a term at a Pupil Referral Unit. “I was badly behaved,” says Jon. “I had some older friends who were a bad influence. They smoked and drank and I used to join in with them. Sometimes I would bunk off school with my friends and… Read more »

Greenhouse table tennis star Sarah James becomes Head Girl

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Last week, one of our partners, Eastbury Comprehensive School, hosted their awards evening. It was a prestigious and important event as one of our table tennis participants, Sarah James, became Head Girl. Sarah also received the PE Award as her proud coach Jason Clark looked on. Sarah demonstrated great leadership and courage as she, along… Read more »

Greenhouse Sports – expanding our reach

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Since 2002, when the charity was formed, we have worked with over 36,000 young people – but we are always pushing to reach more. As the 2015-16 academic year hits its stride, we take a look back at our work over the last twelve months. During the last year, we are thrilled to have grown… Read more »

Greenhouse Sports FC win their first match of the season

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Last night, our community football club Greenhouse Sports FC lined up against Cockfosters FC in the FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round at Coles Park, watched by an enthusiastic crowd. Greenhouse started strong, hitting the bar of Cockfosters’ goal early in the first half from a free kick 40 yards out. But it was the opposition… Read more »

Greenhouse Sports shortlisted for a Charity Times Award

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Greenhouse Sports are thrilled to announce that as a result of our ongoing work with Goldman Sachs, we are on the shortlist for a prestigious Charity Times Award in the category of Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year. Other partnerships and projects shortlisted in our category include British Gas and Shelter, KPMG and Living Wage/Citizens UK, and… Read more »

Looking ahead to a new school year!

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The summer holidays are nearly over and our popular summer holiday camps have come to an end. As the new intake of Year 7s at our partner schools across London prepare for their first taste of Greenhouse Sports programmes, we as an organisation continue to work to reach more young people and further develop our… Read more »

Case Study: Meet Lobsang

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When Lobsang, now 17, first moved to London from Nepal eight years ago, he was shy, uncomfortable speaking English, and considered himself an outsider. That all began to change when he met Greenhouse Sports coach Annie at his primary school table tennis club. She encouraged Lobsang to attend the breakfast club at our programme at Ernest Bevin College, and he soon made many… Read more »

Fun in the sun for Woodfield School multisports programme

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Over the last few weeks, Woodfield School and Greenhouse Sports ran a summer sports programme for young people with special educational needs. Many Woodfield pupils have said that during summer holidays they would usually stay at home, play computer games, watch TV and get bored – over two-thirds of those questioned wanted to play more sport…. Read more »

‘Innovative’ Greenhouse Sports feature in government’s new Strategy for Sport

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Sports Minister Tracey Crouch and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport have released A New Strategy for Sport: Consultation Paper in response to concerns over falling sport participation figures across Great Britain. Greenhouse Sports has been highlighted in this government strategy as a key organisation in the areas of ‘Sport for Social Good’ and ‘Sport… Read more »

What makes Greenhouse Sports coaches special?

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The ultimate aim of our coaches is to develop well-rounded young people equipped with the social, thinking, emotional and physical skills (see our STEP Framework for development) needed to live healthy and happy lives, and young people who can act as positive social influences in their families, their schools, and their communities. When we asked… Read more »

Greenhouse Sports welcomes John Amaechi for coaching camp

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We are proud to welcome former NBA star John Amaechi OBE to Greenhouse Sports to head up an exciting basketball training camp next week at Platanos College. From Monday 3rd to Friday 7th, 40 Greenhouse Sports participants who have been lucky enough to be put forward for this amazing opportunity by their coaches will train… Read more »

Glowing end of term report from Swiss Cottage School

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Swiss Cottage School Upper and Lower accommodate young people from 2-19 years with complex learning difficulties, emotional, behavioural and communication difficulties and those on the Autistic Spectrum Continuum (ASC). Greenhouse Sports has delivered multisports programmes at the school since 2007, using our STEP Framework of skills to help young people work towards greater independence. The end… Read more »

Greenhouse girls talent-spotted by Basketball England

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Following fantastic performances at the Basketball England Regional Development Tournament last weekend, three students from our basketball programme at Clapton Girls Academy have been selected to attend a training camp for potential England Junior squad members this summer. Aaliyah, Alecia and Jade took part in the BE’s Regional Development Programme in the 10 weeks leading up to a showcase… Read more »

Cumberland School tennis programme celebrates best season ever!

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It wasn’t the way the boys would have chosen to win it, but following Brentwood School’s failure to show up for the Year 8 Aegon Team Tennis Division 2 Play-Off Final on Wednesday 1st July and them subsequently conceding the tie, Cumberland School’s Year 8 Boys Team have been crowned Essex Division 2 Champions for 2015!… Read more »

Case Study: Meet Freddie

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(To protect our participants’ anonymity photos do not relate to this case study) A pupil at one of our special educational needs (SEN) schools, 14 year-old Freddie has Autistic Spectrum Condition. He finds it difficult to engage and interact with his environment and with others; he is used to getting his own way, and can… Read more »

Greenhouse boys selected for Basketball England development tournament

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  Last weekend, the U13 Basketball England Regional Development Tournament took place in Sheffield and Greenhouse Sports had five of our participants selected to represent the London region. We are proud of Daijaun (St Gabriel’s College), Lemar (Platanos College), Ravi (London Pioneers North), Tyreece (Norwood School) and Wilfrid (Platanos College) for the hard work and dedication… Read more »

Coach Core train with NBA’s Rudy Gay and Neal Meyer

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As part of the continuing partnership between The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and the NBA, sixteen Coach Core apprentices took part in an NBA basketball clinic held at Pimlico Academy last month. The clinic was led by Sacramento Kings forward and 2014 FIBA World Cup gold medallist Rudy… Read more »

VIDEO: Our basketball boys feature on CBBC

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Last Saturday, Platanos College and Raines Foundation School were selected from the newly formed Jr.NBA Basketball England League to represent the recent NBA finalists, Cleveland Caverliers and Golden State Warriors in CBBC’s Kickabout+. Click here to see the full video! Source: bbc.co.uk

Our basketball participants will appear on CBBC!

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Basketball England today announced that two of the recent participants in their joint venture with the NBA, the Jr.NBA Basketball England League, have been chosen by the BBC to appear on ‘Match of the Day Kickabout’, a children’s TV show regularly broadcast on CBBC. Platanos College and Raines Foundation School were selected from the newly… Read more »

Wandsworth reign supreme in Youth Games judo finals

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Once again it was Wandsworth boys, a team consisting of Ernest Bevin College/Greenhouse Sports judo participants, who reigned supreme at the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games Judo finals retaining their male title. The competition on Saturday 20 June at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre saw judokas from 30 London boroughs battling it out for glory as… Read more »

Ernest Bevin beach volleyball boys take Silver in Youth Games

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Team Wandsworth volleyball team, made up of Ernest Bevin College’s Greenhouse Sports participants, competed in the first ever beach volleyball competition in the London Youth Games – Europe’s largest annual youth sports event. With only a few training sessions on sand ahead of the competition and with some tough, experienced opponents, they won a silver… Read more »

Cumberland School tennis team set for Aegon finals

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The Cumberland School Year 8 Boys tennis team have battled their way to the Aegon Team Tennis Division 2 Final Play-Offs following a fantastic, hard fought victory over Bancroft’s School on Thursday 18th June. The team went in to this key fixture knowing that victory would see them rise to the top their division and qualify… Read more »

Volleyball boys target 3rd Youth Games indoor title

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Wandsworth boys volleyball team, made up of members of Greenhouse Sports’ Ernest Bevin College volleyball academy, booked their place at the London Youth Games finals after a hard fought day’s play at SCORE Centre. Nikki Strachan, team manager, said: “There’s an expectation, even within Wandsworth, that we’re going to automatically make Crystal Palace, so it kind of… Read more »

Greenhouse Sports secures Sport England funding

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Greenhouse Sports today announces new additional support from Sport England’s Sport for Development fund. Nearly £1 million of National Lottery funding has been granted to the charity specifically to develop extracurricular activity on Greenhouse Sports’ mainstream schools programmes for young people aged 14 years and above. The project follows on from a successful six-week pilot… Read more »

Hot competition at Greenhouse Sports Basketball Finals

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Congratulations to the teams who where crowned top of their age group in the Greenhouse Sports Basketball Finals held at the spectacular basketball venue, The Regal in Lambeth. In total, 16 schools participated in the boys leagues and 12 in the girls league. St Gabriel’s College took the win from Brampton Manor Academy in an exciting… Read more »

The spectacular QF & Rapha 573km cycle challenge is complete

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Thank you to Quintessentially Foundation and Rapha for organising such an amazing charity cycle challenge last week! Sixty people, including Greenhouse Sports Coach Vidal Graham and CEO Michael de Giorgio, covered 573km cycling across the Alps between Orange and Nice to raise thousands of pounds for charity. Quintessentially Foundation joined forces with the prestigious cycle… Read more »

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SEN multisports participants develop STEP skills on the climbing wall

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Over the past six weeks, multisports participants from special education needs (SEN) school, John F Kennedy in Newham, have been developing their social, thinking, emotional and physical skills on trips to Mile End Climbing Wall. Students from class 4 and 7 took part, headed up by Greenhouse Sports multisports coach Jack Garside. The participants began… Read more »

Well-deserved TTE award for our volunteers Rachel and Phil

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It’s national Volunteer’s Week and we would like to extend congratulations and thanks to our award-winning volunteers Rachel Kashi and Phil Walker, who both volunteer on our table tennis programme at Raine’s Foundation School. Rachel won Table Tennis England’s Adult Coach 2015 award and Phil took the runner-up award in the same category! Phil also… Read more »

Hackney Girls qualify for London Youth Games basketball final

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The University of East London played host to the capital’s largest sports event of the year on Sunday 31st May – the London Youth Games. An impressive 22 boroughs entered the U18 girls basketball competition all fighting to make it to the top four. The Hackney trials, training and selection was all held at Clapton… Read more »

Vidal and Mike cycle across the Alps for Greenhouse Sports

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Vidal Graham, Table Tennis Head Coach at Bushey Academy, and Michael de Giorgio, Greenhouse Sports’ CEO, are heading off on an epic adventure this week, cycling over 570km across the Alps to raise money for Greenhouse Sports. Quintessentially Foundation has joined forces with the prestigious cycle brand Rapha – clothiers to Team Sky – to… Read more »

Greenhouse Sports participants selected for the London Youth Games

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Congratulations to the Norwood School Greenhouse Sports basketball participants who were selected to represent their boroughs in the 2015 London Youth Games last weekend. Joel Barnaby and Hamdi Ahmed were selected to represent Lambeth Team, and Mariam Khalil was selected to represent the Croydon Team. Both teams all did really well to reach the quarter-finals. The London… Read more »

Great fun and new friends at multisports holiday programme

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The organisers of the multisports Inclusive Holiday programme which took place on the 27th and 28th May at Finsbury Leisure Centre, would like to say a big ‘Thank You!’ to everyone who helped make the day possible. Danielle Tobiasinsky-Weems (Lead Coach at Richard Cloudesley School) and Charley McCumisky (Programme Coordinator), with help from Greenhouse London… Read more »

Nigel Bennett is named Burgess Sports’ Volunteer of the Year

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Congratulations to our dedicated volunteer Nigel Bennett who was recently voted Burgess Sports’ Volunteer of the Year in recognition of his on-going support of Greenhouse London Football Club. Nigel has been giving up his spare time for four years to come and coach at GLFC. Every Tuesday and Thursday, through rain or shine, throughout the season,… Read more »

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Greenhouse London FC participants play at iconic Emirates Stadium

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On Bank holiday Monday, with the last fixtures of the Premier League season finally done, the Emirates Stadium opened for one last hurrah hosting the London United Vitality Cup – the grand finale of the Evening Standard’s campaign to empower excluded young people through football. More than 50 young Londoners from six of our campaign partner charities… Read more »

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Harris Academy basketball team dig deep in National Schools Champs

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In last weekend’s Dynamik National Schools Basketball Championship U15 Boys Conference final four, Harris Academy South Norwood fought bravely to bring home the runner-up trophy after beating last year’s winner The Lancaster School convincingly in the semi-finals and losing out on the title by just seven points to Holy Trinity School. Congratulations to the whole… Read more »

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London South Bank University and Greenhouse announce sports partnership

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Greenhouse Sports and London South Bank University’s (LSBU) Academy of Sport have entered a partnership that will see Greenhouse Sports contribute inspirational sports coaches and LSBU share their recently refurbished sports facilities. The partnership will extend and enrich LSBU’s high-calibre sports programmes and also serves to enhance Greenhouse Sports’ community sports provision. The initial stages… Read more »

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Great performances at table tennis National School Team Champs

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(Photo: Ted Cottrell) Another great result for the Greenhouse table tennis programmes last weekend as The Harefield Academy claimed victory in the Butterfly U19 Boys National School Team Championship, while Eastbury Comprehensive took 4th in U19 Girls Championship and Morpeth School U16 Boys team took 2nd in their Championship. Table tennis is one of Greenhouse’s… Read more »

Greenhouse basketball coach Predrag Krneta wins NBL Coach of the Year

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Massive congratulations to London Greenhouse Pioneers coach Predrag Krneta who was voted NBL Division Two Coach of the Year by his peers at Basketball England. The 2014-15 season was the Greenhouse Pioneers’ first in Division Two after being promoted from Division Three South last year and they put together a solid campaign, finishing 5th in the… Read more »

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A championship judo medal haul for Ernest Bevin College

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Young judoka from Ernest Bevin College’s Greenhouse Sports judo programme traveled across the UK to battle on the mat in Wales last weekend at the Welsh Pre-Cadet & Below Open Championships 2015, held at the National Sports Centre in Cardiff. A team of nine participants, led by Greenhouse coach Mike Mounowah, attended the judo event and everyone brought… Read more »

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Greenhouse London FC Ladies win the league

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It was a victorious day for the Greenhouse London Football Club Ladies team who took the Greater London Women’s Football League by storm yesterday after beating their close rivals Victoire Ladies at home 4-1 in the final match of the season. The Greenhouse London FC ladies team, led by Sarah Quinn and managed by Zoltan Bardocz,… Read more »

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Swiss Cottage football team finish 2nd in the Middlesex League

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This week, Swiss Cottage School’s U16 team, managed by Greenhouse Sports coach Gabriel Odia, finished a fantastic 2nd in the U16 Middlesex Football League to the delight of their coaches and supporters. Due to unfortunate bad weather, the team were denied a chance to compete for the league title in what would have been their final match of the… Read more »

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Greenhouse Sports has been nominated for an award!

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  We are thrilled to announce that Greenhouse Sports has been nominated for an award at the Create Development National Awards 2015. The awards recognise and celebrate teachers, schools and institutions that do exceptional work and make a real impact on the lives of children. We have been shortlisted for National Sports Organisation/NGB of the Year. The… Read more »

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Ride for us in the Prudential RideLondon cycle event!

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Entries for this fantastic event close on Monday 5th May 5pm! Don’t miss out on the cycling event of the lifetime. The official ballot is closed but you can still secure a place riding for us. Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 starts in… Read more »

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Table tennis school programmes nurture young talent

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It’s been a stellar month for the Greenhouse Sports table tennis school programmes with some top competition performances and results, plus a new association with Table Tennis England as Greenhouse Sports becomes one of their new Talent Development Centres! Last weekend, Capital City Academy’s Sarah Menghistab took home an Under 16s Girls Bronze medal in… Read more »

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Read Greenhouse Sports’ Annual Review 2013-14

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It is with great pride that we at Greenhouse Sports share with you our Annual Review for 2013-14. Over the course of the year, we grew and improved our programmes in judo, tennis, swimming, football, basketball, table tennis and volleyball – thus working with more schools and young Londoners than ever – and strove constantly… Read more »

Sky Sports teams up with Greenhouse Sports and Woodfield School

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In January, 12 lucky pupils from Woodfield School, Kingsbury were selected to be of the Sky Sports Living for Sport Sporting Ambassadors scheme. The project focuses on improving pupils physical, social, personal, cognitive and creative skills by supporting them in PE lessons, extra-curricular activities through school competitions and in the community with local sports clubs. Greenhouse… Read more »

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Burgess Park Soccer School receives SELCHP donation

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On Thursday 16th of April, Greenhouse London Football Club (GLFC) coach Chris Olowole attended the South East London Combined Heat & Power (SELCHP) Community Fund presentation to receive a £3,000 cheque for the Saturday Soccer School at Burgess Park from General Manager at SELCHP, Robbie Jameson. The SELCHP Community Fund was founded in 1994 by… Read more »

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Basketball participants STEP up a gear!

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Brendan King, Greenhouse Sports Impact and Evaluation Manager, talked to Conisborough College Basketball Coach Jenny Ridgway about the basketball STEP event at Brampton Manor Academy during the Easter holidays. This event brought together over 100 Greenhouse Sports participants from our 17 basketball programmes across London, introducing them to the Greenhouse Sports STEP skills framework. Coach Jenny… Read more »

Danielle Tobiasinsky-Weems awarded ‘Coach of the Year’

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  Earlier this month we held our Greenhouse Sports staff conference and awards ceremony for the 2013-14 academic year. The day was the perfect opportunity to get all of our coaches and staff together to discuss important matters and share ideas for how to continually improve our programmes and find innovative ways of helping young… Read more »

Half term break provides fulltime fun!

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 Greenhouse Sports participants like to keep active during school holidays and this February half term was no exception as programmes all over London provided outstanding sports session, to keep our youngsters happy and focused.  Greenhouse Sports East London Table Tennis programmes provided some amazing opportunities for young people to develop not only their table tennis skills, but… Read more »

Woodfield School participants get on their bikes!

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14 Greenhouse Sports participants from Woodfield School were treated to a special experience which saw them donning safety helmets and tackling the dirt track of Lee Valley BMX course at the London 2012 Olympic track. The lucky pupils received a one hour coaching lesson from a qualified instructor before being let loose to kick up the… Read more »

Greenhouse Sports hosts ‘I’m Included Day 2015’

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The third annual Greenhouse Sports ‘I’m Included Day’ took part on February 9th 2015 at the Richard Cloudesley secondary school. Students from four of Greenhouse Sports’ 10 special education needs schools were represented at the event, namely Swiss Cottage, St. Ann’s, JFK and of course Richard Cloudesley. All of the featured Greenhouse Sports SEN programmes… Read more »

Platanos College crowned Junior NBA Basketball England League Champions!

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On Wednesday 14th January the Jr. NBA Final Fours competition took place at the University of East London. Platanos College, which has had a Greenhouse Sports basketball programme since 1st September 2007, was one of the teams competing for the coveted title on the night. Harefield Academy (representing the Portland Trail Blazers), Platanos Basketball Academy… Read more »

Prince Harry hosts the first Coach Core graduation ceremony

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Prince Harry, Patron of The Royal Foundation, and New York Knicks NBA player Carmelo Anthony presented the first graduates from our Coach Core programme with their certificates at a ceremony at St James’s Palace, on Wednesday 14th January. The 33 graduating apprentices have successfully completed the Coach Core programme, our apprenticeship which trains young people who… Read more »

BT Sport’s The Supporters Club & NBA pledge their support

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BT Sport’s The Supporters Club has teamed up with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to support Greenhouse Sports! Greenhouse Sports Basketball, has been running in London for eight years with funding from our principal sponsor Prudential and aims to use the sport to encourage the development of life skills that will be invaluable to young… Read more »

We have changed our name!

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  We’ve kicked off 2015 with a bang as this January we officially changed our name to Greenhouse Sports. The name change is announced alongside the launch of our brand new website. The decision to change name was taken by the trustees of the charity in the summer of 2014, to describe more accurately the organisation’s… Read more »

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