Team GB captain launches basketball initiative at Copper Box

Kirill Kazakov, 5, meets Team GB Basketball captain Drew Sullivan at the launch of the Better Basket

Kirill Kazakov, 5, meets Team GB Basketball captain Drew Sullivan at the launch of the Better Basketball programme at the Copper Box Arena - Credit: Archant

Budding basketball stars were given the chance to meet Team GB captain Drew Sullivan at the launch of a new initiative.

Sullivan, who is also a forward for the London Lions, was at the Copper Box to launch the Better Basketball programme, which aims to get youngsters involved in the sport.

He said: “Grassroots basketball programmes are where any basketball player starts, whether they play at an international level, the British Basketball League or in a Community Basketball League.

“Quality basketball courses like the Better Basketball programme keep people in the sport longer whether that’s taking part competitively, socially or moving into coaching roles.”

The initiative, run by leisure operator GLL, is based around a structured award scheme and will offer courses to children aged five to 11.


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Participants on the 14-week course will have the chance to win tickets to London Lions’ matches and meet some of the team’s players.

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