Bromley Basketball Club, one of the oldest in the country, are pleased to announce that following a trial run last season they have formally established a junior section this new 2019/2020 season. The junior programme has proved very popular and there is a waiting list currently in operation. It caters for children in age groups of U12s, U14s, U16s and U18s (from school year 6 to 13) in the Bromley borough and the surrounding areas.
There has been a lack of basketball training opportunities after school in these areas and the hope is to develop core fundamentals, skills, teamwork, discipline and love for the game in a new generation of players. The club runs a weekly training programme at Harris Academy Beckenham’s and Hayes School’s Sports Halls for up to 92 junior members. In addition, the juniors have the opportunity to compete in monthly tournaments organised by clubs of the Medway Basketball Association. The first tournament was held this Saturday gone on the 14th of November 2019 at North Kent College and was hosted by Dartford Basketball Club. It was a fantastic opportunity for Bromley Fury Juniors, most of whom competed for the very first time to experience the cutting edge of the sport. The U16 Bromley Fury I team performed magnificently and went on to win the tournament in their age group.
This season, a Men’s U18 Junior National Basketball League team that competes in Basketball England’s South Conference at weekends, was also launched. This is the first junior national team for the club since it was founded in 1956. The goal for the club is to continue to build the junior programme, establish competitive national league teams at all age groups and increase basketball participation in the area.
Bromley Basketball Club was very pleased to secure junior programme sponsorship from Pink Garlic this 2019/2020 season. Pink Garlic is an award-wining restaurant serving an excellent and contemporary Indian dinning experience over the past 7 years in Bromley.
Mr Saiful Alam, owner and Managing Director of Pink Garlic said: “Pink Garlic are delighted to be supporting the junior development programme at Bromley Basketball Club. This is a great community sports initiative and we are happy to lend a hand in addition to our other charitable activities during the year.”
Dr Davidson Ateh, Junior Secretary and Coach at Bromley Basketball Club said: “It has been a long held ambition of the Committee to establish a junior basketball programme in the borough. We are very pleased with how this is developing and look forward to improving it every season. We are extremely grateful for sponsorship support from Pink Garlic as well as recent grants from the Medway Basketball Association and the Hayes (Kent) Trust. These allow us to purchase much needed equipment and support our junior membership”.