Basketball sessions for 14-18 year olds

Young people are being invited to a series of new basketball coaching sessions at Belper Leisure Centre.

The weekly sessions will be held every Monday from 4pm to 5pm, starting on Monday, January 21, for girls and boys aged 14 to 18.

The sessions will be led by level 2 England basketball coach and Derby Trailblazers player Barish Salih, and it is hoped the sessions will lead to the development of a junior basketball club for Belper.

Derbyshire basketball development officer Lucy Willets said: “These new basketball sessions will be fun and friendly and will welcome players of all abilities. We hope to develop a Belper junior basketball club and play games against other junior teams.”

Belper School PE teacher Steve Lawes said: “There is lots of enthusiasm for the sport among our students and this is a great opportunity to get something started for the long-term benefit of the young people of Belper.”

Anyone coming along will get their first session free, and the cost is then just £1 per session.

To register your interest email or alternatively just turn up to the session.

For more information please contact Lucy Willets on 07940 937034 or email

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Derbyshire Sport is a county sports partnership and provides the strategic lead for sport in Derbyshire. It is a partnership organisation made up of partners working together to improve the lives of the people in Derbyshire through sport and active recreation. Sport England is a major funder of Derbyshire Sport.

Partners include Amber Valley Borough Council, Bolsover District Council, Chesterfield Borough Council, Derby City Council, Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council, Erewash Borough Council, High Peak Borough Council, North East Derbyshire District Council, South Derbyshire District Council, NHS Derbyshire County, Sport England, Sport Governing Bodies, Further and Higher Education, School Sport Partnerships, Local Sports Networks and the Derbyshire Schools’ Sports Association.