Joanna, 16, basketball
In year 7, Joanna began playing basketball for her school, but as one of only two year 7 pupils in the team, her opportunities to play were limited. Joanna joined the Greenhouse Sports programme in 2012, where she received personalised training from Greenhouse Sports Head Coach, Fe. It was the support she needed to improve her game and Joanna soon became a relentless student of the sport; averaging over 13 hours of basketball sessions per week. Her hard work and dedication has paid off as she now captains the Greenhouse Pioneers U16 team, who compete in the National League. Joanna has also been selected to train in The England Development Squad and is now a consistent player in the Under 17s London Team.