Dartford Sharks Basketball Club
Kent Sport Small Grant
Kit for newly formed Junior teams
About the project…
What was the small grant used for?
The Kent Sport small grant was used to purchase kit for our newly formed Junior teams, so they could play in tournaments being organised through the Medway Basketball League – for ages U12’s, U14’s and U16’s.
What impact did the funding have on the participants?
Having playing vests when involved in game situations makes the players feel part of a team. Dartford Basketball Club was very proud of our juniors at the tournament recently, and since then we have more juniors wanting to join the club. The club is one of the longest running clubs in Kent and has played at all levels winning several trophies at annual cup finals. Now we have a growing junior section our success will continue.
Did you encounter any challenges when attempting to set up the project?
Finding suitable training facilities at a reasonable price can be a problem and having to rely on parents to travel to games is sometimes a challenge. However, our senior players are always on hand to assist with the juniors giving a great club atmosphere.