Weʼre raising £10,000 to Hoops B4 Work aims to reengage adults Back into Basketball. To improve health and wellbeing, whilst build a Basketball community.
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Hoops B4 Work aims to reengage adults back into basketball, to create a safe space for those that used to play, in school college or university or for someone that just wants to learn a new skill. We have an open door policy where everyone is welcome to join, male or female and whatever level. All classes are delivered from 6.30am, many have asked why? Hoops B4 Work started in 2019, started due to Coach Ruths son needing somewhere to train when travelling back to the UK from USA he needed somewhere to keep developing his skills and with UK Court availability limited coach Ruth said 'if you want to train wake me up at 6am and he did'! Coach Ruth was also refereeing mens basketball many new to the game however was getting verbally abuse by players that had little understanding of the game. It was a no brainer to open up the sessions to everyone. Fast forward almost 5 years, Hoops B4 Work is more than a session its a Community engaging at least 100 people per week, many who have made long lasting friends and 2 who has even found love! However with the facility costs increasing and the cost of living effecting peoples disposable income to improve health, we want to eliminate any barriers for those to participate in the game. We are raising funding to pay for the basketball court and equipment. For our community sessions to continue to grow and our feeder club Activities 4 U which engages young people aged 5+. Help us to continue to grow our basketball community, this sport has given much more than just the game. Its helped grow peoples confidence, mental health come to a session you wouldn't believe the energy at 6.30am! Our aim is always to create opportunities for all and that will continue to be our focus, we want to ensure we eliminate barriers for all, to develop and grow our basketball community.
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