Nairn Knights had a visit from Glasgow Rocks professional players Jordan Clarke and Bantu Burroughs at one of their Friday sessions last month. The players shared their basketball journeys and experiences of playing professional basketball. Along with the coaches they went on to work on dribbling and shooting techniques followed by a series of games at the end.
Knights player Andrew Wilson commented on the session: “It was great to have two of the Glasgow Rocks players come up to Nairn and teach us how to improve our dribbling and shooting”
Over 250 young people attend FREE Shell Twilight programmes every Friday night across Scotland which aim to keep young people off the streets, get them active and through the unique educational time out system, help them make positive lifestyle decisions away from drugs, alcohol and smoking. As well as promoting teamwork activities, goal-setting and confidence-building, young people are also supported into training, volunteering and employment. Shell Twilight Basketball is delivered by qualified coaches who provide a variety of content suitable to the participants. Every session contains high energy basketball coaching which is designed to ensure that first and foremost the participants enjoy their time and have a positive experience of physical activity.
Shell Twilight Basketball is also supported by title sponsors Shell and the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities, which takes funds recovered from the proceeds of crime and invests them into free activities and programmes for young people across Scotland. Shell Twilight Basketball also work with a range of local partners to ensure the programme benefits as many young people as possible including Highland Active Schools, Basketball Scotland & Police Scotland.
Shell Twilight Basketball runs at Nairn Academy every Friday between 7-9pm. It is FREE to attend and open to all young people aged 11-21. Please see www.ssf.org.uk for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org