About this cause
London Thunder is an affiliated basketball club focused on providing the opportunity for fun, health and achievement in the Lewisham community. In addition to providing players with top-level technical training, we offer academic resources and encourage an overall healthy lifestyle. Our goal is teaching the values of teamwork, responsibility and self-discipline. For the community, we host several teams and open court hours. We also work in local schools to promote healthy lifestyles through basketball. We set up Family-to-Family sessions and offer vocational courses to further engage the community. Our hope is to provide structure and education in our community to foster relationships and improve lives. Steve Bucknall, the first British player ever to play in the NBA, oversees the club.
How this cause brings people in the community together
Sports have a unique power to unite and build community amongst diverse groups of people. We think it is important to add a structure of values into our sports offerings so that our community has a strong focus on development, education, empowerment and leadership. Pairing academics and sports helps us continue building this value-rich environment where our community can learn and grow together.