Brent: Basketball club for deaf players moves to Brent

26/10/2009

The Deaf London Lions basketball club have now found a new home in Brent, at Preston Manor High School in Wembley.
The all-deaf club competes in the London amateur league and in various all-deaf tournaments around Europe from time to time.
They cater for deaf and hearing-impaired men, women and junior players. Beginners are encouraged to attend.
The Deaf London Lions have recently been working with Brent Council and the London sports forum for disabled people to promote the club to the deaf community of west London.

They received some funding from Help a London Child to deliver taster sessions in deaf schools and youth groups.
Ian Carpenter, Brent Council’s Sports Development Officer for disabled young people, said:

“It’s really great that the Lions are now based in Brent, it gives the deaf community of the borough a fantastic opportunity to compete and play in an all-deaf sports team.”

Training takes place on Friday evenings, 6.30pm – 8.30pm at Preston Manor High School, Carlton Road East, Wembley, HA9 8NA.
For more information, visit www.deafbasketball.org.uk  text Ramas Rentelis on 079322 25818, email ramas.rentelis@deafbasketball.org.uk
or call Ian Carpenter on 020 8937 3726.

Source: http://www.brent.gov.uk/pressreleases.nsf/News/LBB-1078

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