Hoods Launch Sporting Stars

The Nottingham Hoods are delighted to launch their new community programme, Sporting Stars, for young people with special educational needs and learning difficulties.

The programme allows us to engage the differently abled community across Nottingham through Basketball and multi skills coaching.  The sessions aim to engage our learners through physical literacy and enjoyment, helping them to see and understand the value of physical activity and the positive lifestyle changes this can create.  Our Coaching staff are trained and in some cases differently abled themselves and therefore have a real understanding of what is required to support our young people. Working with local schools, colleges and the Special Olympics we have a basketball programme tailored for SEN learners promoting a healthy, active lifestyle, confidence, team work and engagement in Sport.

With GB Ice Hockey player, Jodie Bloom, and rising star of the Special Olympics Team GB programme, Ben Greatbach, among the coaching staff, we are excited to see how Sporting Stars develops.

For more information, contact jo@hoodsbasketball.com or to register, click the link here

Club Captain Bruce Lauder commented, “we are delighted to finally launch this exciting programme. As a club focussed on local talent and our local community it was important to be able to support vulnerable children throughout Nottingham. Sporting Stars allows those often forgotten when it come to sports, the possibilities to try new sports in a welcoming and inclusive environment. After such a difficult time for so many, we hope Sporting Stars will help people’s mental as well as physical health as we move back towards some sense of normality.”

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