Welcome to the 2016-17 Season
Message from coach Costas:
Dear players and parents,
On behalf of all the coaches and team managers, I would like to welcome you all to the new season with the Blackhawks.
The club has been going from strength to strength and we look forward to another bumper season, full of competitive and enjoyable basketball.
Way back in 2002, it was as easy to run the Youth Programme as it is to run a single team now - because it was a single team!
Now we are a going concern, run by volunteers, having to take care of so many things that would not look out of place in a small to medium sized business.
We are all driven by our passion to develop children (around through the sport of basketball, so they become the best they can be.
We are in it to win it but not at all costs.
We stand by our SECRET (Skill, Energy, Commitment, Results, Enthusiasm and Teamwork).
And we rely on the parents’ support in so many areas (coaching, team management, taking game stats, website content and maintenance, management of our finances, table officiating, refereeing, ordering kit and equipment, organising development courses, organising venues and negotiating reasonable rates, creating and maintaining links with basketball powerhouses in Europe and the USA, liaising with England Basketball, finding sponsors, taxiing their children to practice and game venues, paying the fees regularly and often working with the coaches to bring the best out of their children - you name it!).
Our reward? Just a “thank you mum/dad/coach/etc for everything” ten, fifteen or twenty years down the line. Priceless!
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Youth Basketball Programme
The Youth Basketball Programme is developed and led by Costas Rakitzis, national level (L3) coach.
Opportunities are available for boys and girls to train and compete for the Club in various local and national leagues. Our aim is to develop young people to be the best they can be both on and off the court.
To find out more about the individual squads use the squad link on the right