Cheshire Jets are one of the most successful basketball clubs in the UK, having won seven National Trophies since 2001. In addition to this; our full time community coaches deliver programs to over 10,000 children across Cheshire and the North West each year.
2010 saw the 24th year of The Jets Summer Camp, which was held at Whitby High School and Cheshire Oaks High School in Ellesmere Port. One hundred and sixty campers travelled from as far away as Spain and Egypt to take part in the week long residential basketball camp which is the oldest and largest camp in the UK.
Campers aged between six and twenty received a week’s worth of coaching from some of the best coaches in the country, old friends were reunited and new friendships were cemented.
This year’s winner of the of the MVP (most valued player) award was Josh Mcginn from Ellesmere Port, Josh was rewarded for all his hard work and team spirit with all expenses paid trip to a 5 Star Camp in Pittsburgh USA, where the likes of Michael Jordan, LeBron James and many other NBA stars have honed their talents.
Every year The Cheshire Jets set out to give every camper the best experience possible, and by sticking to the camp values, we hope to deliver a fully rewarding week of activities. This year’s Camp has been one of the best yet, and it’s not only the Cheshire Jets saying that – the campers were too!
“It’s really good because there are so many professional coaches and players, if you want to improve on something, you’ll always get a chance for some one-to-one coaching.”
(Sam Bradley – Birmingham)
“The coaches work you hard, but that’s not a bad thing – they want to help you play and give you more confidence as a player, and that’s what I found this week!”
(Carl Edams – Flint)
“This is my fourth camp and every year I’m improving, the camp improves, and it’s great to see people from past years and catch up.”
(Sheena Farrington – London)
Jake Wyatt was the 2009 MVP of The Cheshire Jets Summer Camp, and knows just how beneficially it has been for him, and how it benefits others.
“Camps like the Cheshire Jets Summer Camp are just what basketball in Britain needs. This is a great organisation; great people are involved, a real high quality coaching staff getting kids to
play, from the juniors to get them into playing, and then all the way through to seniors, but it’s the balance here between the two and treating everyone as an equal that’s really important.”
Senior Jets player Colin O’Reilly coached during the camp, he said
“I have coached on camps in Ireland and Sweden and the standard here is so much better. I believe these guys mostly have the athletic attributes necessary and if they work on developing their skills then we could have some future stars on out hands.”
Preparations are already underway for next year’s 25th camp celebrations, for more details please contact the Jets office on 01244 302010.
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