- National Teams
For Episode 42 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we sit down with Jackson Gibbons, the Director of Basketball at City of London Academy and Chairman of Southwark Pride.
A former player at Westminster Warriors and Brixton Topcats, Gibbons ended up in coaching, starting with the Westminster Warriors, where he had an undefeated season and won an Under-18 National title in 2010, before setting up the City of London Academy basketball programme – which is also a part of Southwark Pride programme – in 2012.
In what is a relatively short period of time, CoLA/Southwark has had a lot of success, winning a number of National titles (including the same group of girls winning the Under-18 Playoffs title, Under-18 Cup, WEABL, Division 1 Women Playoffs, and Women’s National Cup in 2017) and placing numerous players in the USA on scholarship.
Perhaps more impressive than the team and individual success the club has had, is the culture and community that has been built around the programme.
In this 1 hour and 40 minute episode, hear from Jackson on:
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