Coombe Wood Case Study
“We love the look of this amazing court…”
Coombe Wood School in Croydon, which is run by Folio Education Trust and who has for the last three years teamed up with the Luol Deng Foundation, is proud to show off its new basketball court with a bespoke court design provided by DYNAMIK and Basketball England as part of their Official Sports Flooring Partnership.
For this project DYNAMIK installed over 800m2 of their Premium Engineered Sports Oak, with line marking focused on 3 main sports, Basketball, Netball and Futsal.
Craig Jack from DYNAMIK speaks about this project and the success of collaboration with Basketball England by providing youth basketball with an inspirational court design:
“Being the Official Sports Flooring Partner to Basketball England provides an opportunity to support basketball and youth development. CWS came to DYNAMIK wanting to create a stand-out home court environment, incorporating a centre circle logo and bespoke decal court design. Of course, we were happy to help and with the support of Basketball England together we have created something really special.”
Pete Griffiths, Basketball England Interim Chief Operating Officer, has this to say:
“We love the look of this amazing court and it will be a fitting stage on which the youngsters of Coombe Wood, supported by the Deng Foundation, can continue to develop their skills
It’s great to work with our partners at DYNAMIK on such an inspirational project and we’re delighted we could contribute. We’re looking forward to more great basketball – including in the Jr. NBA – being played on the floor. Great work from everyone involved.”
Jonathan Wilden, Chief Executive Officer for Folio Education Trust, speaks about the successful collaboration between Basketball England and DYNAMIK:
“Folio Education Trust is delighted to have worked closely with both DYNAMIK and Basketball England to provide an inspirational court for the children of Coombe Wood School and others in the local community. Together we look forward to increased participation and the opportunity to support children discovering and then reaching their personal best in basketball.”
The Luol Deng Foundation
Luol Deng played in the NBA for 15 years, among the teams he represented are the Chicago Bulls and the LA Lakers. His Foundation in the UK are committed to seeing the growth of youth basketball to support its popularity amongst young people.
The Luol Deng Foundation have teamed up with Coombe Wood School to deliver the school’s basketball academy (The Coombe Wood Topcats) and provide students with a development pathway that ensures they can access and play the game they enjoy. CWS basketball players receive professional and top quality coaching in every lesson and currently play in the Jr NBA League. School Games lessons and extra-curricular practices consist of fundamentals and skill development as well as competitive game situations which align perfectly with the school’s core values. (teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship)