NASSA’s partnership with UEL has blossomed. In addition to its own club programmes, NASSA works closely with the university to develop recreational playing opportunities for 16-19 year olds from local communities, as well as supporting the BUCS basketball teams at UEL. We also collaborate on a women’s programme for local teenage girls.
The value of the partnership is recognised by both of us. Speaking at the 2015 CABNAB event, UEL Vice-Chancellor John Joughin said: “NASSA is a fantastic initiative. It is obviously having an impact in the community in a positive way. UEL is all about working with the community in civic engagement so working in partnership on projects like this is absolutely the thing we aim to do. We are very proud of our association with NASSA.”
SportsDock has witnessed some of NASSA’s most thrilling achievements during our 10 years in existence, including the friendly match between Dynamo Moscow and NASSA in September 2015.
NASSA Chief Executive Natasha Hart says: “It is amazing to think back and realise that a small organisation like NASSA has been able to secure such an important partner as UEL and that together we brought in nearly half a million pounds of funding to realise our joint dream.
NASSA has always been about building a strong basketball programme from the grassroots through to performance level and we are grateful to have UEL as our partners on this journey.”