Russell Hoops latest recognition is to acknowledge 14 year old Dominic Hearn.

Dominic was first introduced to the sport by his P.E Teachers at Richard Hale School in Year 7. After playing for his school throughout the year, he was chosen to take part in trials for the East Hertfordshire youth games team. Dominic was successful at the trials, and was a huge part of the success East Herts had coming 1st in the Herts Youth Games annual tournament.

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  There was no rest for the Russell Hoops coaching staff during the Easter break as they hosted back-to-back basketball camps for the very first time.   Both camps were a great success and saw a massive turn-out, not only our regular players but also from the Hertfordshire Warriors Basketball Club.   The Easter camps were attended by our most talented group of players who came together for our three-day event which concluded with a camp tournament.  The players battled to showcase their talent displaying to the coaches what they had learnt during the week.    CAMP 1 had over 30 participants, whilst CAMP 2 was a sell-out with 45 players working throughout the week to improve their skills.    Russell Hoops Camp Director, Ben Russell, had this to say:    “It was really great to see such a great turn-out for both our camps and see so many more new faces attending.  All the players did a fantastic job in representing their clubs and schools to best of their ability.”‘     Both camps ended with a presentation where our coaches gave awards for the following categories:   CAMP 1 Coaches’ player: Jamie Costello-Munday Most improved player: Haris Jemal Most potential player: James Surtees Most valuable player: Nicholas Page   CAMP 2 Coaches’ player: Robin Bedford Most improved player: Dominic Hearn Most potential player: Dominic Scott-Robinson Most valuable player: Bethany Sarson   There was also an “ALL STAR” team selection.  The coaches chose five players that had showed not only their ability on the court but fantastic leadership skills and a great attitude for the game.  This award went to the following campers:   The ALL STAR 5: Jay Chitolie, Francesca Quinn, Charlie Carr, Luke O’Mahony and Zoe Littlechild     NEXT CAMP: Russell Hoops will be running their next three-day camp in the June half-term, 6th-8th June.   Please book early to avoid disappointment!  You can download the application form for Camp here, or for more details please contact the Camp Director:    Benjamin Russell of:  3 Whitehaven Close, Burton Lane, Goffs Oak, EN7 6NQ Mobile: 07791011043  Email: benrussell@sportsconnectuk.com

Russell Hoops had their first games on Sunday 26th February in a three-way tournament against Harlow Hawks Red and the Harlow Black team.

Russell Hoops won their first match with a comfortable 67-26 win OverHawks Red team. Andrew Klippel led the way with 19 points, with HamadeeTaousi and Dominic Hearn adding 14 and 12 points respectively.

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Russell Hoops are currently in the process of gathering feedback from the events we have been running over the past few months. We would really appreciate it if you would take the time to fill out our online survey.

You can find the online survey here. 

Thank you in advance for helping us improve the services we provide at Russell Hoops.

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February’s school half-term basketball camp was a great success.  45 players across Hertfordshire came together for three full fun-packed days of Basketball.

The camp ran from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with campers being put into three groups based on their age and ability: BBL, ACB and NBA.  Campers then took part in a variety of stations working on all aspects of the game, fitness testing, and, finally, a tournament to finish putting what they learnt into practice.

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Two of Russell Hoops’ players, Daniel Keyser and Hamadee Taousi, have been selected to represent the County in the East Region Tournaments which are to take place in May this year.

Both players battled through a trial made up of 60 talented players and were chosen for a final squad of 20 which will be made up into ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams.

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Assistant Coach of England U16 National Girls Team Rikki Broadmore joins Russell Hoops coaching staff!!

We are pleased to announce that Rikki Broadmore has joined our coaching team.

Coach Broadmore is Assistant Coach for the U16 Girls National Team who have just been promoted to Division A.  This Summer, finishing 2nd in the European Championships, losing out to Germany by three points.

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