Glasgow Kelvin College has joined forces with spectacular professional basketball team, Glasgow Rocks, to found the Glasgow Rocks Basketball Academy, the first academy of its kind in Scotland.
Glasgow Rocks Team owner, Duncan Smillie and Glasgow Kelvin Principal, Alan Sherry, signed a Partnership Agreement which maps out the way ahead for budding basketball heroes.
Head Coach, Darryl Wood joined Rocks’ Captain, Kieron Achara, Academy Director Gareth Murray, College lecturers Carol Goodwin and Nicola Craig from the Sports Coaching programme joined together to celebrate the first steps in this pioneering initiative.
The innovative pilot programme is aimed at keen young amateur players who want to pursue a basketball career while also studying for qualifications. The basketball element of the programme will be provided by Glasgow Rocks and will run in parallel with their studies on a mainstream course, undertaken at Glasgow Kelvin College.
The partners will recruit 20-25 young people to the Academy, where each would have the opportunity to practice on a daily basis and play one competitive game a week on top of their full-time programme of study.
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