Transform the lives of 250 disabled young people through the Hoopz basketball project

We are looking for a partner to help launch Hoopz – a new project that will expand our disability basketball programme across London.

London has more demand for basketball than ever. We also know from Sport England’s Active Lives data that basketball is consistently more impactful on well-being compared to other sports. As this life-changing sport grows, disabled young people mustn’t be overlooked.

Your support will allow us to set up and sustain thriving inclusive community basketball clubs for disabled young people.

Through our joint efforts, Hoopz will upskill coaches and volunteers to lead inclusive basketball sessions and directly impact 250 disabled young people. Often disabled young people miss out on the sense of belonging that a community basketball club can offer. With your support, we can provide these young people with access to this life-changing experience.

Your generosity will go directly toward supporting clubs like Safe Haven. Supported by our team, volunteer coach and community organiser, Emma set up Safe Haven Basketball Club in 2019. Safe Haven has grown significantly since then and now has four clubs in Westminster, Hackney, Southwark and Camden.

Since its beginnings, Safe Haven has been a shining example of the life-changing communities disabled young people can create around basketball when they are supported and empowered.

Emma’s daughter, Grace, who has been a regular participant at the Safe Haven, has even gone on to compete in the 2023 Special Olympics in Berlin and become a member of our Youth Board.

A parent of one of the participants said:

“These kids with disabilities, they want to play. You can see the passion. You can see the group that we have here, they have a great bond. My son looks forward to coming here every Wednesday!”

Safe Haven’s participants were often excluded from mainstream sport and now they have a club where they can feel a real sense of belonging and enjoyment! Your generosity will allow us to support more clubs like Safe Haven, opening up the transformational benefits of basketball to London’s disabled young people. 

If you would like to discuss supporting this project please contact: [email protected]