We are very pleased to be involved in an exciting Erasmus Project with three other organisations from other European countries including our partner club HLA Alicante in Spain.

The Programme is between four basketball clubs in Spain, England, Sweden, and Bulgaria, and for a period of two years from 2021 to 2023, aims to achieve a programme of basketball activities on the integration and inclusion of young people of compulsory school age. This will be coordinated by specialist coaches form each club / organisation and delivered in schools around each club, and in our case, Birmingham.

The project aims to organise activities both in person when possible and through ICT: videos, tutorials, videoconferences for children, disabled and non-disabled, coaches, monitors and teachers, to improve their opportunities. In addition, a training plan will be developed in case of new lockdown policies, and health and safety instructions against the virus with videos and a manual that serves as a guide for supervisors and families.

This action will reach at least 30 schools per year in England, Spain, Sweden and Bulgaria and thousands of children, and 60 schools per country in two years, more than 200 schools in total at the end of the project which will include more than 600 face-to-face sessions in regular centres and an estimated 16,400 pupils.

Rockets MD Rob Palmer is excited by the project, “Having been fortunate to be involved in several International exchange programmes, they are always inspirational experiences for those taking part.

We work hard to give the young people of Birmingham different types of opportunities and this project will provide diverse and exciting situations for the participants.

We are thrilled to be involved in this project with our close friends and partners in Spain and look forward to forming new relationships with those in Sweden and Bulgaria too.”

Full details of the project will be issued soon including a timeline for the project.

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