Basketball strategy

At “The Black Prince Trust” (BPT) we believe that basketball has the power to make a difference to communities geographically around “The Hub”. Situated within Lambeth’s Princes ward, bounded by the Thames between Lambeth Bridge and Vauxhall Bridge within easy reach of both Vauxhall and Waterloo stations. The Hub is home to Lambeth’s premier basketball facility.

The Regal and Jordon courts are already well used by the basketball communities in and around Lambeth. On site management looked at ways to develop existing community, charitable and corporate activity supported by key partners to benefit the internal and external growth of basketball within Lambeth and the sounding areas. Working alongside key specialist partners BPT Basketball will develop a clear player pathway from free community based activity into structured competitive basketball meeting the needs of the player and the community.

In line with the Basketball foundation’s response to the DCMS A New Strategy for Sport: Consultation Paper we also believe the basketball is uniquely positioned to make a difference to communities across Lambeth. Because of the sport’s popularity with young people and those in the lower socio-economic groups.

The Regal and Jordan

At The Black Prince Trust we are proud to facility manage two of London’s basketball courts. The Regal and The Jordan have an ingrained history within London’s basketball community. Players come from all parts of London to play in the iconic courts. In 2017 onsite basketball activity attracted 12,888 players through existing users of both courts.


To maximise the impact of BPT Basketball will work alongside community partners with basketball expertise. These partners include:

Who’s Got Game
Your number one pit stop for everything basketball. We use basketball as a tool for social change and development, teaching young people life skills through sports and mentorship — our passion is working with Organizations, schools, players, coaches, and other basketball enthusiasts raising basketball awareness, creating great basketball programs and taking already existing programmes/players/coaches to the next level.

Committed to raising awareness our tireless work ethic combined with our large basketball network from the grassroots level professional makes us a one-stop shop for all your basketball needs. We are committed to social change and using sport as a tool to develop and instill competencies necessary for everyday life

London Basketball Association
LBA is a registered charity, established in July 2012. We are a small but intensely committed organisation, built up and employing directly from the very communities within which we work. We operate within the ‘sport for development’ sector and aim to bring positive social change in areas such as health and wellbeing, substance misuse and employment, through the powerful medium of sport, and basketball specifically.

Kennington Generals
Kennington Generals are a community basketball club that is all about helping young people in the local area become responsible young adults, developing character, keeping healthy and being engaged in something positive. Coaches at our club help players develop basketball skills and provide competitive opportunities to put these into practice.

Love Basketball Academy
Love Basketball Academy is the biggest girls and women’s basketball club in the UK with 15 Women’s Teams. Our Club has a reputation for providing playing and coaching opportunities for girls and women of all ages irrespective of ability or financial means and nurture their development.

The London Lions
The London Lions are London’s only professional team playing in the BBL out of London’s Copper Box Arena. The Lions has an established history within the basketball community and a commitment to the development of the game across London.

We would value your input into how best to work towards making our community a more active and healthier please contact Jason Henley, Community Manager on 07415778120 or email to discuss in more detail.

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