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The London School of Basketball (LSB) are proud to announce a new partnership with West London's fastest growing club, London Elite. The partnership will link directly into the LSB managed Capital City Academy project, with London Elite providing the essential National League performance pathway partner for talented Capital City players.
In addition, the partnership will also facilitate additional international playing opportunities for Academy players via London Elite's European competitions program while the LSB will work with LE coaches on the continued development of their community grassroots programs, which have grown exponentially over the last 12 months.
London Elite's Director and Founder, Daniel Szatkowski, is also the Head Coach of Capital City Academy, so linking the programs together seemed to be the next logical step for his ambitious club:
"It's no secret that London Elite are here to service and represent London's best at the national and international levels. Partnering with London's top development organisation in the LSB falls in line with our ambitions to do this, perfectly. Elite played in the LSB managed Community Basketball League last season and I am also at the (Capital City) Academy, so this deal just made sense on all levels. We're excited at what the future holds in store for London through this relationship and all it will bring for the players"
- Daniel Szatkowski,Head Coach
In just over 12 months of operation, London Elite have emerged as the biggest club in West London with over 150 members across U12, U14, U16, U18, U20 and men's levels. The club also has an active and thriving girls program, with competitive teams at the U12, U14 and U16 levels.
"London Elite are a rapidly rising and hugely ambitious club who are already active in Europe and domestic leagues, so offer our Capital City Academy players some excellent outlets in terms of ongoing progression and exposure. However, their commitment to the grassroots is what most impressed me as we discussed linking in with them. They are already heavily involved in over 15 primary schools across Brent and Ealing with many more to come. Setting up the complete pathway pyramid from beginner through to elite is something we are keen to get behind and so will be supporting London Elite in a number of ways in the months and years ahead as we continue to develop the game across the region"
- Nhamo Shire, CEO, LSB
For more information on London Elite, please visit: LONDON ELITE OFFICIAL WEBSITE
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