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NASSA’s award-winning Carry A Basketball Not A Blade video (CABNAB)


Watch our moving video above and discover the tragic circumstances which inspired NASSA’s award-winning Carry A Basketball Not A Blade (CABNAB) initiative. Through CABNAB, more than 3,000 young people in east London are educated on the dangers of knife crime and gang culture each week.

We want to reach out to even more young people. 

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Community Champion Awards 2016

img_8882December 2, 2016 – Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA) has received the perfect early Christmas present with three members of the NASSA family being recognised as community champions. Coach Chris Facey, Carry A Basketball Not A Blade (CABNAB) creator Anthony Okereafor and player Tyrees Garrod collected their awards on Thursday night at the coveted …

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NASSA Presents

P1010026 (2)   HOOP-LA! A team-building experience to remember   Build your team … And help our team. Make it your business to make a difference. The profits from this workshop go to help disadvantaged young people in east London.   NASSA is now running a basketball corporate workshop. So let us use our basketball knowledge and …

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NASSA and the University of East London (UEL)

uel_sportsdockNASSA’s partnership with the University of East London (UEL), which was forged through the flagship SportsDock building, is providing an enduring community basketball legacy in east London. NASSA and UEL came together in April 2011 to raise £475,000 of funding from Basketball England (then, England Basketball) in order to develop basketball facilities at UEL’s Newham …

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Natasha Hart MBE by Royal Appointment!

11-Member of the British Empire (MBE)_post “We want to create great basketball players but more than that we want to make good citizens.” Natasha Hart MBE – NASSA Founder and Chief Executive June 12, 2015 – Natasha Hart, founder and chief executive of Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA), has been made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in the …

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Rt Hon David Cameron the Prime Minister

10  “I believe that we all need to work together to tackle crime, and I welcome the relationship that exists between NASSA, the Metropolitan Police, local schools and others. Your success is a great tribute to the results that can be achieved when people join together like this. “The project uses the popularity of basketball to …

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CHARITY OF THE YEAR! NASSA on top of the charity world

12-nassa_top_charity  June 2014 – Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA) received the ultimate accolade by being announced as Charity of the Year in The Charity Awards 2014 – the most prestigious awards programme in the charity sector. The highly coveted honour was announced last night at a star-studded awards evening at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. Earlier in the …

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