We are the largest community interest basketball club operated as a social enterprise utilising basketball as a tool for social change. We are dedicated to raising the life expectancy local people by delivering healthy lifestyle education, both accredited & non-accredited learning and employability skills training through sport.
Our aim is to provide training programmes to develop skills in sport and basketball. We aim to deliver high quality coaching, teaching and experiences to all groups in the Sussex community and give the opportunity to learn from a healthy, fun , safe and supportive community.
In addition, our aim is to engage with all groups in our society through sport in order to provide high quality volunteering roles in coaching, officiating and administration as well as both accredited and non-accredited learning that we hope develops employability skills in a way that is socially inclusive, positive and enjoyable for everyone.
Our mission is to develop and deliver community programmes for all. From our work in schools, colleges & the wider community we are able to provide quality work experience or volunteering roles for our members. Our learning activities are focussed on developing specific skills that will bring candidates along the pathway into employment. Our programmes are ultimately designed to raise the employability of the individual through confidence building workshops, training courses that tackle behaviour & attitudes towards wider society or volunteer/sessional work with our paid staff on our community programmes.
Our key principles
Through our organisation we help vulnerable or hard to reach residents claim space, build self-esteem, develop leadership skills and strengthen their social relationships. Through our organisation and sport-based programmes we promote leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, and networking as well as negotiation skills in order to empower participants.;
Through our organisation, we effectively deliver lifesaving information on the long term effects of drugs & alcohol, HIV, body functioning, diseases, and hygiene to vulnerable and hard to reach people. Through our organisation, we enable vulnerable and hard to reach young people a chance to be children again by encouraging resilience in addition to providing cognitive programmes, that challenge their behaviour and thinking.
Through our organisation, we will work to help reintegrate as many vulnerable and hard to reach young people as we can back into mainstream education, employment or training.