Foot Locker and NBA refurbish Clapham Common Court

Foot Locker in Europe, in partnership with the NBA, has completed the refurbishment of Clapham Common Court.

It is part of an ongoing basketball community program – ‘Raise the Game’.

Launched in 2020, the program’s aim is to support and fund the local basketball networks and organisations that are invested in driving change within their communities through the game and its culture.

The South London court joins The Baltizone in Paris, Via Lazio in Milan, and Poblenou in Barcelona in an effort to empower local communities and bring people together.

Former Brixton Topcats player and artist Sevian Witter designed the basketball kits for the local community and they were handed out to local players at Sunday’s launch.

To tip off the celebrations, local basketball teams and players from South London were invited to Clapham Common to take part in various open sessions including shooting contests, competitions, coaching sessions, and scrimmages led by Sam Neter, founder of Hoopsfix.

Neter said: “I still can’t quite believe this has finally happened – it’s been three years in the making to get it over the line, but it was so worth it and will benefit the London hoops community for decades to come.

“I can’t thank Foot Locker enough for their support in making it a reality, along with the NBA and Basketball England. I’m looking forward to Clapham Common becoming a hub of basketball activity and being able to run our own events there every summer.” 

 


 

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