This week we commence our Canon Medical Respect Schools Project in conjunction with BBL Club, Sheffield Sharks.
The programme will see our Community Department deliver free sessions in 10 primary and 10 secondary schools over the next 5 weeks before 3 on 3 tournaments at the home of the Rockets, Nechells Wellbeing Centre, to celebrate our city hosting the Commonwealth Games this summer.
In addition to the coaching sessions there will be workshops delivered at each primary school promoting positive pupil messages including the dangers of smoking and online safety, with the schools taking part also receiving a range of free kit and basketballs to ensure the project legacy will continue long after the project ends.
Rockets CEO, Rob Palmer, is pleased to celebrate the launch of the project and is confident of the impact it will have on the participating schools.
He said, “This extensive program enables us to take our wonderful and popular sport of basketball to more children and schools in Birmingham in the lead up to the biggest sporting event our city has seen in many years.
“We were proud to be approached by Sheffield Sharks and their team to be the delivery partner in our great city.
“Our ability to work with high-profile partners such as Sheffield Sharks and Canon will ensure that this project will be delivered with the quality, profile and integrity it deserves.”