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Funding success for Nuneaton Predators Basketball Club!

Published on Thursday, 26th November 2020

The NBBC Sports Development Active for Life Team are excited to reveal the impact that their Active Grant scheme has had on a local basketball club.

Nuneaton Predators applied for Active Grant funding to obtain smaller hoops to allow younger players to train and play matches.

Lloyd Taylor, Head Basketball Coach at Nuneaton Predators commented:

‘We’re very grateful to have received funding from the Active Grants scheme. Smaller hoops are essential so they can be altered from 10ft to 8ft for younger U11s players. The U11's are loving having these higher quality ones attached to the walls instead of the flimsy portable ones, and we as coaches are loving saving the 30mins before and after the session setting up and packing down portable baskets. Receiving the grant allows us to offer the same high-quality sessions to our younger players as we do to our older age groups. More time for playing and coaching!’

The funding came through Nuneaton Predators participation in a Club Audit. This is a short online inventory that is open for all sports clubs/groups in the Borough to fill in and let the team know what support they need as an organisation. This could range from funding support, coach or facility development, volunteer training, advise on event planning, return to play guidance, or setting up a new section of your club. 

 The link to the Audit can be found here: https://forms.gle/DVMVxftMEVM4zWJL6 The Team would like to hear from as many clubs and groups as possible.

Check out the Get Active for Life website www.getactiveforlife.co.uk and see who we partner with projects that we’ve funded, photos from past events and lots more!

Councillor Ian Lloyd, Portfolio Holder for Arts & Leisure said:

“It is great to see how successful schemes such as the Club Audit and the Active Grants Scheme can have such a meaningful impact and legacy on our local sports clubs and the lives of young people in the Borough”