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Welcome to the Community Basketball Initiative
What is the CBI?
The CBI was created in April 2014 as a community group to develop basketball playing, coaching and officiating opportunities in Sussex. We work mainly in recognised ares of deprivation where there is a clear demand but clearly no basketball sessions on offer. We work in partnership with dozens of local groups to maximise the number of participants and our results. In early 2020 we became a Community Interest Company.
1 Funded community projects.
We work with highly qualified coaches and volunteers to deliver basketball projects that will benefit the community. Our coaches and leaders meet regularly to make sure we have a positive influence and improve and adapt to each project's goal and criteria. Our projects often involve developing new leaders, volunteers and coaches as well as ensuring that regular, sustainable clubs come out after the funded phase.
2 Creation of sustainable clubs.
Our funding partners and experience allow us to develop high quality projects where participants enjoy and benefit for life. All our volunteers receive CPD opportunities such as BE (Basketball England) official courses, insurance, safeguarding, DBS checks, 1st aid courses etc. We then support their development by providing placement opportunities at our basketball clubs, schools or local community projects.
3 Work and placement opportunities.
With over 7 years of partnership work and valuable experience, we are in touch with the wider sports scene and (mainly) basketball community. We work with local councils, Active Sussex, Basketball Sussex, Basketball England, local universities and colleges to create realistic paid coaching opportunities to our volunteers.
If you are interested in obtaining a career in coaching through basketball , do not hesitate to contact us:
Official Partners of the CBI
Community Basketball Initiative CIC
21, Blue Haze Avenue,
If you have any querie or concern regarding safeguarding of young people or adults alike in any of the sessions or courses provided by the CBI-CIC please contact our Safeguarding officer on firstname.lastname@example.org