Erasmus Inclusion Project

We are really happy to be involved in this incredible Inclusive Basketball project.

In September 2021, Rockets CEO Robert Palmer attended the partners’ meeting in Alicante along with participating organisations from HLA Alicante, Bulgarian Special Olympics Consortium and Wetterbygden Basketball from Huskvarna in Sweden.

After a successful first programme of delivery in Sweden back in December 2021, we look forward to seeing the long term growth of inclusive basketball sessions here at City Of Birmingham Rockets Basketball Club.

The initiative will focus on improving basketball experiences for disabled participants. This will include an extensive schools programme, international exchanges and camps/ tournaments with the project partners.

Rockets CEO Robert 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 particular development 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.”

The Erasmus project activity will see Rockets deliver free sessions in 30 schools during 2021/22. The planned programme of delivery is shown below:

School NameSchool TypeDates
CliftonPrimarySeptember 2021
Bishop Challoner RCSecondarySeptember 2021
BillesleyPrimarySeptember 2021
Park HillPrimarySeptember 2021
Lakey LanePrimaryOctober 2021
Colmore JuniorPrimaryOctober 2021
QueensbridgeSecondaryOctober 2021
UffculmeSpecialOctober 2021
Dame Ellen PinsentSpecialOctober 2021
Fox Hollies SpecialSpecialNovember 2021
Swanshurst Girls SchoolSecondaryNovember 2021
Erdington AcademySecondaryNovember 2021
Broadway AcademySecondaryNovember 2021
Fortis AcademySecondaryNovember 2021
Great Barr PrimaryPrimaryDecember 2021
MarlboroughPrimaryDecember 2021
WyndcliffePrimaryDecember 2021
AlstonPrimaryJanuary 2021
LeighPrimaryJanuary 2021
Nansen PrimaryPrimaryJanuary 2021
MontgomeryPrimaryJanuary 2021 
RosaryPrimaryFebruary 2021
Wheelers LaneSecondaryFebruary 2021
Wilson StuartSpecialFebruary 2021
Nelson MandelaPrimaryMarch 2021
ConwayPrimaryMarch 2021

Our project between four basketball clubs in Spain, England, Sweden and Bulgaria, aims to achieve a program of basketball activities on integration and inclusion of young people of compulsory school age, coordinated by specialists, which is applicable to schools around each club . Visit the project officiale  website to find out more here.