BASKETBALL: New ladies’ club launching

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre
Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre
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Join the ten-week course starting next week at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre

Interest in basketball in Rugby is so high a new ladies-only club is being started by The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre.

The leisure centre, which recently launched a local initiative of the England Basketball Ball Again project, has been overwhelmed with keen participants, so much so they are now organising a second club. Ball Again aims to encourage women and men looking to get back into basketball, or are interested in trying the sport, to join in regular club activity.

Community Sport Officer, Georgia Barrett, said: “The sessions have been so successful and demand so great, we need to offer more opportunities to take part. We want to provide as many opportunities for women and men to be active.

“Sport England’s Active People Survey has revealed that women are not as physically active as men. The study reports that as many as 57.6% of women in the West Midlands are not doing any sport or active recreation, but we hope to change that, and this early response shows that locals are bucking the trend.”

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre run by Better, a social charitable enterprise, is running the club for women aged 14 years and above. The club will provide basic basketball skills and games alongside fun games, under the supervision of a Better qualified trainer, at £3.50 per session.

Ladies Basketball will start on Tuesday, April 29 from 7-8pm for ten weeks. Anyone interested can contact Georgia Barrett on (01788) 565369 or via email at

The Mixed Basketball club will continue on Wednesdays from 7-8pm at £3.50 per session.