To be inclusive and look to increase basketball participation within the Stroud Valley
To ensure all volunteers who have access to children are DBS checked and have safeguarding training and that the club fulfils its duty of care to its players
To seek to ensure sufficient coaches/TM’s or parents are first aid trained and that at least one person is available to administer first aid at all official Stroud Sharks training and matches
To work to ensure wherever possible that all players have the opportunity to feel part of a team, are encouraged to grow in confidence and develop an understanding of a will-to-work for each other approach and a desire to play towards the overall success of the team.
To judge success by the retention of players through the age groups offered and through the number of players selected for representative games (District/County/Regional).
To encourage older players to develop additional skills over and above playing skills i.e. coaching, refereeing, table officiating, first aid and support their overall development.
U13 Head Coach
U15 Head Coach
U17 Head Coach
Stroud Sharks Basketball Club was established in 2007 by local PE teacher Ian Shepherd.
Initially the club was affiliated to Gloucester Blazers and Sharks will always be grateful to our ‘sister’ club, in particular Geoff Steer, for their support in the early years.
The club has grown year on year and in 2011 the club received the Stroud Sport and Physical Activity Awards Junior Club of the Year award in recognition of the work done in providing basketball for young people in the district.
After many years and successes in National League and following the departure of its founder in 2017, the club welcomed a new management committee and coaching team which decided to focus on participation, re-opening the club to more age groups and competing at a local level (Central Venue League in Gloucester or Regional League).