The LSB has partnered with the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (COHENEL), to provide the LSB North London Basketball Academy as a fresh new focus for basketball excellence in North London.
Led by one of the most respected coaches in Britain, former GB International and 8 year BBL pro , Jay Williams, the Academy is committed to providing the very best basketball environment for both elite and developing players alike.
Our mission at is to guide and support every player through to becoming the very best version of themselves they possibly can be, both on and off the court.
Our teams compete in the English Academies Basketball League (ABL), AoC and also the CBL - providing more than 35 games per season for our teams. In addition, we take our Varsity team away to compete in major tournaments abroad each year, giving our players invaluable experiences playing against elite international competition as we prepare our players for the next level.
Through our partnership with COHENEL we provide financial scholarship support for gifted and talented players to the value of £2,500 per year, to help with travelling, equipment, elite exposure camps and training costs for those who meet the criteria.
The Basketball Academy is split into two areas of program development, Varsity and Junior Varsity squads, for both males and females aged between 16-19.
For elite players, COHNEL's Varsity program provides intensive skills development, strength and conditioning training, athlete support, guidance, technical individual and team coaching and a minimum of 32 games per season for gifted and talented players.
With strong links to professional basketball teams and universities throughout Britain and Europe – alongside a bespoke preparation and placement programme for American colleges, players who attend the LSB North London Academy will be well positioned to fulfil their basketball ambitions.
For those who simply want to continue to learn and play the game, without the heavy commitment of the elite program schedule, the COHENEL Academy also offers a new ‘Junior Varsity’ option which provides regular coaching, games and the opportunity to earn coaching qualifications alongside your normal academic college course while still enjoying all the benefits of being a student-athlete at the college.
LSB North London Varsity players receive:
Basketball Academy Selection Criteria
To be eligible to be considered for the Academy, you must be:
Studying as part of the Basketball Academy
Learners who join the College's Basketball Academy will study at the College's Enfield Centre.
Learners can select ANY full-time course at the College's Enfield Centre while taking part in the Basketball Academy program.
Academy Coaching Staff
Head Coach, Jay Williams
Assistant Coach, AJ Roberts