NASSA Under-13s are National Champions again!
April 7, 2014 – Newham All Star Sports Academy’s (NASSA) Under-13s basketball team have been crowned national champions for the third year in succession. Led by coach Chris Facey and assistant coach Aurimas Verbukas, they won the 2014 England Basketball National Final Fours competition at the Worcester Arena on Saturday, beating Leicester Warriors 117-62 in the final.
The victory marked a third consecutive triumph in that age group for NASSA captain Enoch Denkyirah who first played for the Under-13s side when he was just 10.
Speaking of the win, NASSA ‘s director Natasha Hart said: “This is phenomenal. It is only our seventh year of competing in the National League and we have won the Under-13s championship three years in a row.”….. Read More.
NASSA shortlisted in the Business Charity Awards 2014
April 1, 2014 – Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA) has been shortlisted for its partnership work with Tate & Lyle Sugars in the Business Charity Awards 2014.
We have been shortlisted in the Community Partnership Award category for our work with Tate & Lyle Sugars on our Carry A Basketball Not A Blade (CABNAB) initiative.
The winners of each category in the Business Charity Awards will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held on Tuesday 13th May 2014 at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane…. Read More.
NASSA Founder Carries Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics Torch
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.”
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…..Read More.