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Deng Basketball Academy

Weekly basketball sessions for students from Year 3 to Year 13. We welcome all abilities, from beginners to experienced players who wish to develop their skills and knowledge of basketball under the guidance of our professional coaches.  We will be announcing our next dates very soon.

Two hour clinics which allow students to take part in something new or to further enhance their knowledge and skills in a fun and welcoming environment. These clinics will take place on selected dates during the school holidays. The next clinic dates will be announced very soon.

Coach Ronnie

Ronnie Baker had his first international call up for England when he was just 17 years old and finished his playing career with 168 caps which is still the most for his country. He had an illustrious career covering a 30 year period resulting in 540 games, winning four league titles and eight cups in the top professional league (BBL). Ronnie was appointed as the the Head Coach of the Deng Academy programmes when it started in 2013. He has worked with the Brixton Topcats junior & senior National League club sides and also led teams participating in the London Youth Games and securing titles in the British University & Colleges Sports basketball competitions. 

Coach Lewis

Lewis Gabrielle has been a skills development coach since 2010 working with all age groups and abilities from mini ball to the professional level. He has worked with various schools, colleges and university programmes in the UK, as well as being invited to attend the Snow Valley Basketball Camp for the past five years which is regarded as one of the leading teaching camps in the USA. He is currently the Head of Basketball Operations at Deng Academy, and has been an assistant coach in the BBL over the last 3 seasons. Most notably, Lewis was part of the Trophy winning season with the London City Royals in 2019 and is currently working with the Surrey Scorchers based in Guildford. 

 

Coach Roz

Roz Mason joins the Deng basketball academy coaching team with a wealth of basketball experience. She is a well-seasoned veteran basketball phenomenon with world-class playing and coaching experience.  

Roz’s extensive playing experience includes playing NCAA Division One basketball at Manhattan College, as a full scholarship student-athlete. Notably, earning accolades as player of the week, on a number of occasions and induction into Manhattan College and MAAC conference basketball Hall of Fame. 

Roz's professional basketball playing career included playing and representing top-level clubs in France, Israel, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Her international playing career also includes accumulating over 75 National Caps for England and Great Britain Women’s National teams. 

Roz’s coaching experience spans from grassroots to top-flight level, she is passionate about coaching and is committed to developing the skill-set of all aspiring players. Over the years, Roz has gained valuable coaching experience which includes, Assistant Coach with the Welsh U16 National Women, an England Apprentice Coach and more recently, Assistant coach for the Great Britain U18 National Women’s team in 2019.