Rockets Regional Academy Announced

The Reading Rockets are excited to announce the ‘Rockets Regional Academy’ starting at Park House School in Newbury, expanding the Rockets community programme further within Berkshire, increasing the amount of high level basketball opportunities for the young community,

“This new partnership between Rockets and Park House is a really exciting one for the Rockets community programme. The newly launched Rockets Regional Academy programme is a real positive step forwards in expanding our high-performance coaching programme into schools and colleges in Berkshire. Park House school have really grasped the vision of this and in only a short time have seen the positives of the programme for their students. We are looking forward to seeing the growth of the programme in Park House and the impact it has on those players that engage in the sessions each week with the Rockets coaches.”
Steph Johnson Director of Community Programmes

Rockets Coach Josh Warren with pupils from Park House School.

“One of our goals as a club over the next 3-5 years is to increase the volume of young people playing and expand the opportunities available for this to happen. With the introduction of our new regional academy hubs, this is an ideal way to continue to grow the sport in and around Reading and the surrounding areas as well as giving more players an outlet to play, compete, and have fun. The more young people we can get playing and active the better for so many reasons and I am excited to see the Park House regional academy hub get the ball rolling with this!”

Ben Fisher, Head of Youth Basketball

“I am absolutely delighted that we have been able to forge this partnership with Reading Rockets. It provides our students with further access to high quality coaching, and ensures that our growing contingent of basketballers have an increasing range of opportunities to access and develop within the sport. Josh has settled in superbly, been super adaptable, and students have really warmed to his approach. We are super excited for September and our plans to also build the basketball programme into our sixth form provision. Exciting times ahead!”

James King, Headteacher of Park House School

The Reading Rockets are incredibly excitement by this new partnership and are looking forward to seeing the impact it has on the young community of Reading and beyond.

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