What are people saying about B2B?

“When I arrived it was a pleasure to see so many happy faces and there was a great buzz around the place. The high participation rate, your team's enthusiasm and organization, the visiting agencies, the DJ/MC and the standard of play all contributed to a really positive event”
Andy Garside Director of Specialism Ernest Bevin College

“I believe that the B2B project is an ideal way to engage more young people from a variety of backgrounds to take part in a greater number of meaningful and high quality sporting sessions and competitions.

I would also like to see the programme expand around London including other areas of our borough Wandsworth, as it compliments the work that is already being carried out in secondary school basketball and will help provide more opportunities and pathways for students to compete in formal and informal competition”
Adam Taylor School Sport Coordinator, Wandsworth School Sport Partnership Southfields Community College

“Joseph's passion and professionalism towards Basketball was evident in the U15 B2B tournament that he ran at Harris academy. I would be very grateful to see Joseph run more of these events. I feel it gives our students a positive outlet for their energy, gives them the opportunity to build relationships with other like-minded students in other boroughs and offers a good alternative to the streets”
Joseph Butor, Stockwell Park high school, Basketball Co-ordinator

“We are absolutely delighted to support your B2B Basketball tournament. We welcome your new Basketball format of 2-a-side basketball approach and particularly the act that you wish to work with Children and young people of all standards”
Carl Samuels director of Jamie Lawrence Football Academy

“Having us feature as well as other young people's services as part of your Career’s corner, seemed a wonderful and logical inclusion to what turned out to be a hugely successful event”
Ralph Brathwaite Director for 3rd phase education

“I felt the staff had really positive energy and helped to ensure the tournament ran smoothly. We entered 5 teams and all the pupils also gave really positive feedback and not only because we won the under 15's category. This is exactly the kind of competition we are looking for to compliment the training the boys do at school and have pathways to compete against other young people”.
Nessir Emadi, Henry Compton School, PE teacher

 

“The students have enjoyed and valued both the process of working. Along side you for a sustained period of time as well as appreciating the 2v2 basketball tournament. I am very grateful to you for giving up your time to supervise the girls in their sports activities”
Dr Agnieszka Radzka, Charles Edward Brooke School Subject Progress Leader: PE

“The event got kids participating in a safe, competitive and friendly environment allowing them to freely express themselves on the basketball court whether they were beginners or experienced players”
Jay Williams, Lambeth Community sports coach

“I am positive that this event will motivate more young people to play regular competitive basketball. I feel this event ties in nicely with both our commitment to developing basketball through our full Time csc and club development and the opportunity to give young people a '5 hour offer' of activity per week”
Richard Hayward, Partnership Development Manager, Merton School Sport Partnership, Harris Academy Merton

“I welcome anything that helps to move the game forward in the capital. A project of this kind certainly needs and deserves the support of anyone with the interest of London youth basketball at heart”
Humphrey Long Director of Coaching East London BBC, Member of Tower Hamlets Sports Council.

“I am committed to Supporting this event as it is aimed at increasing the basketball participation in London”
Frank Lamptey, Westside Basketball

“Basketball is a passion I have had for quite some time I’m glad that a tournament like this has happened”
Dwayne Baptiste, Local basketball player

“This kind of tournament engages the youth and takes them off the streets we need more of this to channel their energy in a positive way”
Leon Christian, Youth worker, Tooting

“I’ve always wanted to learn how to play basketball and this will give me an opportunity to learn the basics”
Shenelle Richards, student, Merton, South London

“I found the work that Joseph did with tournament very professional and well organised. The programme had representatives from Diageo who were giving of their time as part of their corporate social responsibility policy. All aspects of the tournament were covered, including music, food and refreshments, achievement awards, and medals for the participants and coverage by local Ealing Gazette. I found that Joseph had networked very well within the community and had created an event that the 90+ young people enjoyed very much”
Albie Stadoudmiller, Senior neighbourhood youth worker, NET Project, Ealing youth and connections