Doncaster school launches new Basketball Academy

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Doncaster schoolchildren will be able to combine playing a high level of basketball with studying as part of a new sports academy.

Campsmount Academy, in Norton, near Doncaster, is forming partnership links to create academies in basketball, football and rugby.

From September, students will combine playing basketball while pursuing their studies of A Levels and vocational qualifications.

They will train everyday, play competitive games each week and take part in regional and national competitions.

Training will be led top basketball coaches, including Bob Martin, who played at Defiance College, in Ohio, United States. He has played professionally in Europe and the UK, coached at Durham Academy, and is now head coach of Danum Eagles.

Matthew Martin will also be heavily involved with coaching. Matthew played in the United States for four years and was also name player of the year at Northumbria University, as well as for his current team, Danum Eagles.

An open day for the new Bastketball Academy will be held in the school's sports hall on Wednesday, May 17 from 6pm-8pm. Students will get the chance to see the facilities and meet with the coaches and school staff.

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