Search

Leopards to hold basketball festival

09:00 22 March 2014

Leopards Ronnie Baker goes on the attack against Hemel Storm (pic: Paul Phillips)

Leopards Ronnie Baker goes on the attack against Hemel Storm (pic: Paul Phillips)

Archant

Big Cats welcome community to Brentwood event

Essex Leopards will hold their first ever Basketball Festival at the Brentwood Leisure Centre on Saturday March 29 (1-6pm).

The free community event is being sponsored by The Hair Company and Dominos Pizza and has been part funded by Active Essex.

The Festival will feature a wide range of activities including free basketball taster sessions, cheerleading displays and workshop and street dancing by The Plan.

Other attractions include leopard face painting, players performing basketball tricks and shoot the hoop competitions.

The highlight of the day will be an exhibition tournament open to all local schools, with a primary school tournament running from 3.30–4.30pm and the secondary school tournament from 4.30–5.30 pm.

Both events will be officiated by Leopards professional basketball players in an opportunity for schools to showcase their basketball teams, with parents able to watch their children play at a friendly but competitive level.

An awards ceremony will follow where the Leopards head coach Robert Youngblood will present winners with medals and t-shirts, plus there will be a trophy for the victorious teams to take back to their schools.

All competitors are being given free tickets to the Leopards v Medway Park Crusaders match that starts at 7pm on the same day.

Full details of the Festival can be found on the Leopards website www.leopardsbasketball.co.uk where anyone can register for free entry tickets and a free basketball taster session in advance.

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Joe Widdowson made his Dagenham & Redbridge debut against Tranmere (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Daggers loan star discusses youth days at West Ham

Redbridge joint manager Dave Ross (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Joint-manager had weekend win before celebrating cup drama last night

14:30
Football Foundation ambassador Ben Shephard presents a cheque as part of the Grow The Game initiative

Apply for help through ‘Grow the Game’ scheme

17:40
Pic by Arfa
Lycamobile event at Beckton 16-12-2014

The Hammers community department organising huge youth tournament

Most read sport

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

News from your area

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition

Report found there had been instances of ill-treatment during ‘tactical questioning’, but not deliberate torture or murder.

Sometimes Coral gets these freaky royal bet predications right…

The smartphone maker has gone back to the future for its latest smartphone

Rev Libby Lane says she is looking forward to the day when more women are nominated for the role of Bishop.