NASSA and the Metropolitan Police — United on the Basketball Court

RIVALRY on the basketball court mixed with friendship and collaboration off it as Newham All Star Sports Academy celebrated 15 years of partnership work with the Metropolitan Police in a special basketball game at the University of East London’s SportsDock facility.


“It is wonderful to see the work NASSA does in inspiring the young people of Newham. I was especially excited to see so many girls involved in basketball and on the path to gaining sports qualifications for their futures. It’s great supporting local organisations contributing so much to the dynamism of our Borough.”

Rokhsana Fiaz
Mayor of the London Borough of Newham

“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 give young people something to do after school and keep them off the streets. It is not just about stopping people carrying knives, it’s about saving lives.”

(Excerpts from a letter he read out praising our CABNAB campaign)

Rt Hon David Cameron
Former Prime Minister

“NASSA made me who I am today, both as a basketball player and as a man. I will always be grateful for the chances NASSA gave me.”

Teddy Okereafor
GB Basketball International

“A really energetic organisation doing substantial things to help the local community.”

Sir Christopher Kelly
Charity Awards Judge

“Newham has undergone enormous change over the past 15 years, but for the Borough’s young people, NASSA has been there all the way through. I continue to marvel at the work Natasha and her team do in inspiring the NASSA young people and preparing them for their future lives.”

Rt Hon Stephen Timms
MP for East Ham