Yardley Defenders Basketball Club is a not-for-profit community sports club in Yardley/Sheldon, Birmingham.
We offer training and competitive basketball for secondary school children and men.
We are based at King Edward VI (KESH) Sheldon Heath Academy and use their sports hall for training and matches.
We are affiliated to Basketball England and, since 2014, have entered local league teams in the Youth Basketball League (YBL) at both junior and senior level.
OUR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
Yardley Defenders Basketball Club will provide an environment in which children and young people feel safe to participate in basketball activities and to enable all participants to reach their full potential through offering quality coaching.
By supporting and encouraging children and young people to reach their full potential, we will raise each individuals fitness level and develop their self esteem, confidence and self worth.
We will promote healthy lifestyles for all young people who participate in activities for Yardley Basketball Club.
At Yardley Defenders we aim to:
Promote and encourage participation in Basketball
Provide a safe friendly and enjoyable environment for young people to participate in Basketball
Promote Basketball within the Yardley community
Improve health and fitness of young people within the area
Develop young people to reach their maximum potential
Provide quality coaching and guidance for club members
Organise teams to represent the club in competitions and leagues
Encourage club members to make a positive contribution to society
Through learning Basketball, help young people achieve the skills and confidence to enable them to develop into positive role models