“The academy challenged both my physical game and my mental game. With the opportunity to play men’s basketball it was important to understand what preparation was needed to be able to compete. The academy ensured I had individual goals whilst assisting me with my education. Today I am grateful for everything the academy staff has taught me. Their extensive knowledge of the game of basketball is the reason I keep coming back to workout. More importantly, they taught me how to be responsible for myself as well as others.”

– Kalil Irving, former academy player and now with Worcester Wolves in the BBL

Typical Week

A typical week at the academy will include
• Daily training sessions as a team
• 3-5 individual or small group sessions
• Video session
• Injury prevention
• EABL Game
• National league game


The academy has been selected by England Basketball to run the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) qualification. Players on this pathway gain an additional level of qualification. This AASE qualification will be in addition to the other qualifications gained as part of each student’s academic programme.

More information can be found on England Basketball’s website.

Official Websites

Find the official website for Canterbury High School here, and Northfleet Technology College here.