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Ballin with a Bobby

The Essex Rebels players and local Police officers give young people the chance to play basketball with police officers, building positive relationships through basketball.

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Ballin with a Bobby Summer 2024

Essex Police are working with the Essex Rebels players to offer free basketball sessions for children and young people across Colchester.

Led by top coaches from the Rebels, who are based at the University of Essex, those who come along can find out about the sport, learn the rules, and pick up new skills to take back and try out on their local courts.

The initiative was started four years’ ago by officers from Colchester’s Community Policing Team and they have used #ProjectSwish to improve local basketball facilities across Colchester.

Sessions run almost every Thursday from the 6 June – 29August in various locations.

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GET INVOLVED – Turn up and Play

No need to book. Come along, bring your friends and take part.

6th June  –  CANCELLED
13th June  – Thurstable School – Tiptree CO5 0EL
20th June  –  St Helena School
27th June  –  NO SESSION
4th July  – The Glebe  | West Mersea CO5 8RS
11th July  – King George Playing Field | Wivenhoe CO7 9AB
18th July  – Martin Hunt Drive | Laklands/Stanway CO3 8BL
25th July  – Magnolia Playing Fields | Greenstead CO4 3LP
1st August  –  Monkwick, School Road  | Colchester CO2 8NP
8th August  –  Rowhedge Recreation Ground  | Rowhedge CO5 7HR
15th August  –  Old Heath Recreation Ground  | Colchester CO1 2ER
22nd August  –  NO SESSION
29th August  – Ballin with a Bobby Tournament (More information to come)
Register your Interest for Ballin with a Bobby Tournament on 29 August