NASSA Founder Carries Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics Torch
March 3, 2014 – NASSA founder Natasha Hart passed over the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics Flame in London’s Trafalgar Square yesterday.
Accompanied by British Paralympic Association Chairman Tim Reddish, Natasha held the Paralympic Torch aloft on a specially constructed stage in front of 8,000 people as part of the annual Russian ‘Maslenitsa’ festival. The Torch was then handed over to be flown over to Sochi where it will light the official Paralympic Flame at the opening ceremony of the Winter Paralympics this Friday, March 9, 2014.
Natasha, who was born near to the city of Sochi in her native Russia, was chosen because of her work with NASSA helping young people in East London. She said: ”It was an amazing experience, such an honour for me being Russian by birth.”
NASSA Under-18 Men Reach the National Cup Final 2014
February 3, 2014 – Newham All Star Sports Academy’s (NASSA) run of success in the National League Cup competitions continued in Manchester this weekend.
The Under-18 National League Men’s side beat Manchester Magic 92-84 away in the semi-final of the Sureshot National Cup against last year champions Manchester Magic. They will now travel up to Manchester again for the final against Birmingham on February 15.
It was an incredible win for the Under-18 team, seizing their opportunity to come from behind to record what was greeted as the performance in this side’s short history…..Read More.
London Basketball Charity Recognised in National Awards 2013
The basketball charity offers the young people of Newham, east London the opportunity to become active in sport, to play basketball on both a recreational and competitive basis and to increase awareness locally about the dangers of knife crime in London.
It was recognised in the ‘Everyday Impact – Long Term Enterprises’ category at the awards ceremony in central London in December 2013.
NASSA founder Natasha Hart collected the runner-up award at the ceremony. She was presented by DSC’s Chief Executive Debra Allcock Tyler and guest speaker Alex Swallow, Chief Executive of the Small Charities Coalition, with a specially commissioned cartoon drawn by Private Eye cartoonist Grizelda.
Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA) was founded in 2006. It has been awarded 5-star Club Mark status by England Basketball. In the 2012-13 basketball season, NASSA teams won a total of 14 National League titles across its junior and senior, men’s and women’s teams…..Read More.