Basketball camp coming to town

SUFFOLK Summer Slam Basketball camp will be directed by former England Captain, Peter Scantlebury and Steve Nelson, fellow ex-England International and National Development Manager at England Basketball.

SUFFOLK Summer Slam Basketball camp will be directed by former England Captain, Peter Scantlebury and Steve Nelson, fellow ex-England International and National Development Manager at England Basketball.

Peter is returning by popular demand to conduct the camp for a second year running, the event will be held at Copleston Sports Centre between Monday 12 and Friday 16 August and promises to be a huge success.

Peter is the Assistant Coach to the England Senior Men's Team and has been immensely successful in his career to date - boasting no less than 3 awards for the title of English Player of the Year. Currently playing for Sheffield Sharks, Peter made his debut in 1986 and has previously played for London Towers, Thames Valley Tigers and Newcastle Eagles.

Further assistance in running the camp will come from a team of local coaches including EBBA Level 1 coach and current England Junior International Kayleigh Read.


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Suffolk Summer Slam is organised by Ipswich Borough Council's Sports Development Unit and aims to provide a learning experience, which is both challenging and enjoyable.

The programme will include station work to improve fundamental skills, individual competitions and camp games. Furthermore, players will receive a free basketball and an individual player analysis card outlining areas of their game which need to be improved on.

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The camp is open to teams, groups of friends and individual players aged 11-18 and costs just £75 for the week, all standards are welcome. For even greater value players can receive an Early Bird rate of £60 if they pay before 1 June.

For further information a leaflet is available at your local Ipswich Borough Council Sports Centre or alternatively information will be provided on 01473 433500.

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