Leopards 4 Life
Leopards 4 Life is our non-making organisation which delivers basketball programmes to schools and the community.
Through the Leopards 4 Life programme, the Leopards’ players provide coaching and lifestyle information for secondary school pupils and youngsters throughout Essex and East London, reaching thousands of children each year.
The Big Cats are also the only non-BBL club to participate in the highly successful Hoops 4 Health programme for primary schools.
Leopards player Tosin Oyelese at one of our training sessions in West London, March 2016.
The five stages of Hoops4Health are as follows:
Roadshows – players spend an afternoon in a primary school providing basketball coaching and lessons on healthy eating, fitness, and no smoking.
- Basketball coaching – to develop the skills of the young people and promote a continued interest in the sport, whilst preparing for the competition stages of the scheme.
- Hoops4Health Regional Tournaments – schools are invited to enter teams into local tournaments run by the BBL club in their region.
- Hoops4Health Regional Finals – the semi-finals and final of each regional tournament take place during half-time of a BBL Championship regular season game.
- Hoops4Health National Finals – the teams that prevail from each of the regions competes in the national finals tournament at the BBL Playoff Final.