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Funding offer announced to support the next generation of basketball stars

Posted: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 09:55

Funding offer announced to support the next generation of basketball stars

Basketball England has proudly announced a new programme which will benefit young players who might need financial assistance in order to play and enjoy basketball. The fund, which has been reinforced by a £10,000 allocation from Basketball England which will give junior player allowances of between £50 and £100, with clubs eligible to apply for support for up to three of their junior members.

The initiative has been created after clubs members and players fed back a need to overcome financial barriers which prevent young people progressing in the sport, particularly those from low-income families.

Basketball England's Chair Clare Wardle said: "Basketball is for everyone, and the Assist Fund will provide valuable support to our members that need it the most. We know how popular basketball is and the effect it can have on people's lives. There shouldn't be any barriers to overcome if someone chooses to be involved in our sport."

To find out more about the Assist Fund and to apply, visit: www.basketballengland.co.uk/assist-fund/

Tags: Basketball Assist fund, Basketball England, Great Yarmouth, Young athletes