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This Girl Can Basketball


This programme is one of the largest "girl only" basketball programmes in the country and is designed to offer "get into basketball" style sessions to 14+ girls in the Sussex area. This project took 3 years from beginning to completion and was largely supported by Active Sussex as well as  numerous other basketball groups and clubs in Sussex.






The CBI is involved with a number of schools across the county to deliver female only sport leader basketball programmes. Our area is designated to Central Sussex and East Sussex. The programme involves delivering a Sports Leaders course to a group of 14+ year old girls and empower them to deliver an event and further coaching to younger girls in their schools. New basketball leagues and tournaments have been created as a result.


This Girl Can basketball project is on its third year and getting bigger with more coaches and more schools taking part. 

in 2017-2018 The CBI delivered This Girl Can basketball in:

  • Ifield College (mid Sussex)

  • Oathall Academy (mid Sussex)

  • Beacon Academy (mid Sussex)

  • Thomas Bennett (mid Sussex)

  • Holy Trinity (mid Sussex)

  • Millais School(mid Sussex)

  • Worth School (mid Sussex)

  • Hailsham Community College (East Sussex)

  • Lewes Priory School (East Sussex)

  • Seaford Head Academy (East Sussex)

  • Causeway School (East Sussex)

Throughout this project, the CBI was able to develop 15 new BE level 1 qualified female assistant coaches as well as 20 new regular basketball sessions for girls based in schools or venues close to them. In total over 375 participants learned to play and compete in basketball. Below are some pictures of the project. 

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