Post-pandemic fund boost for basketball

HOOP DREAMS The B Ballin club hopes to use the funds to expand

BASKETBALL at the Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre has received a boost, thanks to the post-pandemic Kent Reconnect funding scheme, which supports young people in resuming physical activity.

Although Reconnect had been due to finish in August 2022, an underspend resulted in funding still being available. This meant that centre operator Fusion Lifestyle was able to install two brand-new portable hoops and offer reduced court hire fees to the B Ballin basketball club that operates from the centre.

Founded in 2019, the B Ballin basketball club has since grown from two players – the children of the founders – to 110 youth players, ranging from under-8s to under-16s.

Expecting that the funding will allow the club to expand, Coach and Co-Founder, Stephen said: “This funding is going to make a huge difference to the club. We are a community basketball club and we are excited to be able to make our sport accessible to even more children in the area.”

Gemma Carrick, Sports and Community Development Manager for Fusion Lifestyle in Tunbridge Wells said: “We are delighted to be able to help support the growth of grassroots basketball.

“The funding we have accessed is going to make a real difference to the club and the number of children who will have the opportunity to play the community.”

B Ballin sessions are held on Wednesday and Friday evenings and Saturday mornings at Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre.

For more information, contact the club on 01892 540 744 or at:

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