Ball4All CIC

A casual programme of basketball activities and games
designed and coached by a qualified ex professional player 

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Since our initial enquiry for our student 'A' in June last year and then John's sessions at Rugby College, I just want to say that he has recently been able to join Warwickshire Basketball's men's training sessions at our local sports centre.  This is a great breakthrough and opportunity for our wonderful supported learner 'A'.  

Jacqui you were very helpful when I made the initial enquiry and very gracious sharing your own experience which was also helpful and inspiring.  So thanks again to yourself, John and all at Ball4All CIC for being so influential in 'A's journey accessing this sport. 

Look forward to speaking with you again. 

Kind regards 

                                                                               Supported Learning at Rugby College (July 2019)

A BIG THANKS to you both for your all your efforts that went into the fantastic basketball session for our students from Supported Learning at Rugby College today!  


John's coaching skills brought out the very best of everyone taking part!!  It was so great to see, and we all learned loads.  And Jacqui, please know that your kind and detailed prior recommendation for what John does, and your organisation of the session was also really appreciated. 

John has very kindly suggested that he may be able to facilitate a regular session at Rugby and so, as John suggested to start with, we will contact parents and carers to let them know how beneficial the session was and to get a feel for interest for a regular session - we know many students would be totally on board for this, their enthusiasm and rapport with John shone out!

Warmest wishes and thanks again.

                                                                     - Supported Learning at Rugby College (October 2018) 

Rutland Olympians scoop medals at games!

Six members of Rutland Conquerors Inclusive Basketball team were part of the East Midlands team for the Special Olympics, in Sheffield. The competition was spread over four days for athletes with intellectual disabilities..." 

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                                                                                  - Rutland and Stamford Mercury (October 2017)

Sports Relief Community Cash provided a £1000 grant to fund a Ball4All summer camp, which allowed young people in Rutland to advance physically and mentally through basketball training and self-improvement lessons. The Ball4All group is passionate about teaching basketball to young people, as it makes for health-conscious, talented and successful sportspeople in later life...

                                                        - Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation (July 2017)
Coach I really do not know how you do it.  
You have the young people mesmerised
                                                                                                                                - JK (April 2017) 
With funding from William Colton Youth Sport Fund, Ball4All were able to provide a series of basketball camps to young people in a number of Rutland villages during the summer and autumn of last year. The grant enabled the company to hire venues and purchase equipment including basketballs, portable basketball hoops, bibs and T-shirts which benefited 42 children or young people and their parents...

                                                        - Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation (Sep 2016)

Thank you  for  bringing  basketball  to Oakham!
                                                                                                                                 - Lucy (Jan 2016) 
I've not seen my son so excited about a sporting activity before
                                                                                                                                 - Leah (Aug 2015)
I was 'nagged' not to make my son late.

                                                                                                                                 - Mary (Aug 2015)

It was great to see the children from the age of 4 upwards responding to the coach during the Free Summer Basketball Sessions

                                                                                                                                      - Di (Aug 2015)

Thank You! It is so hard to find any free activities that all my children can participate.
                                                                                                                                 - Leah (Aug 2015)
I had a great time at Exton School with Ball4All and coach Big John. It was amazing to see how good he is a coaching  the younger generations from age 4 to 16 and also how he changes coaching techniques depending the age and ability of the children.

                                                                                                                              - Ashley (Aug 2015)