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Barking Abbey Basketball Academy


Barking Abbey School established its Basketball Academy in 2005, giving the opportunity for talented basketball players to work everyday with high quality coaches in an elite development environment.

The mission of the Academy is to provide a situation similar to that found on mainland Europe and in the United States where basketball is scheduled throughout the day around academic qualifications.

The major ambition of the Academy is to test elite UK talent against the best in Europe, whilst preparing players for professional basketball careers. Barking Abbey has participated against competition unmatched by any other program in the United Kingdom, hosting the Nike Junior Euroleague Invitational Tournament and featuring in the Sabonis Cup in Lithuania against some of the best junior club teams in Europe. We have also hosted our own annual international tournament and are committed to travelling each year, visiting Lithuania, Spain, France, and Bosnia in the past four years.

In July 2009, Barking Abbey was announced as the first pilot Institute of Basketball by the British Basketball Federation. It intends to use the school as a major part of its development of young talented players. Barking Abbey has since been granted the status of Regional Institute of Basketball establishing it as a centre that contains the environment and practices needed to nurture future international basketball players.

Barking Abbey Basketball Academy is committed to providing a high performance program. The school has six basketball coaches and additional dedicated support staff in areas of strength and conditioning and physiotherapy.

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RT @Headteacher_BA: A huge thank you to everyone who came along to our first ever Community Fair today! A fantastic day for the whole commu…
RT @Headteacher_BA: Perfect day for a Summer Community Fair!
RT @NaydenovaDiana: Jnba Champion 2018 Barking Abbey 🏆 We want to say Big Thank you to @_Greenhouse_ @BarkingAbbeySch for your help and sup…
RT @bballengland: J R. N B A F I N A L S. 🏆 (London) A great day of basketball! St Bonaventures (Indiana Pacers) win the 2018 Co-ed Lon…
RT @KellyNEB71: @NaydenovaDiana @_Greenhouse_ So proud of our coach and players from @BarkingAbbeySch @AbbeyBasketball
RT @BarkingAbbeyPE: Earlier this year, Sean Nealon-Lino was crowned the winner of the @JPFoundation and @Panathlon “Excellence in Sport and…
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Nine BA Players Selected to Hoopsfix All-Star Classic

Nine players from Barking Abbey’s EABL Championship winning side have been selected amongst the best junior basketball players in the country as they take part in a one-day showcase of the top British...

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