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Julian Keeling

Team Coach

A notable figure within the local basketball community, and the sole founder of the incredibly successful Brightlingsea Sledgehammers, Julian sports over 20 years of men’s coaching and NBL playing experience.

Renowned for his unrelenting hunger and desire to succeed, Julian spearheaded the Sledgehammers to deliver a staggering success record; 65 title wins over a 27yr period!

More importantly, however, Julian contributed to the success of several local powerhouses in the East region such as Colchester Alliance/United/Hornets (1998 to 2008), the Eastside Eagles (2009 to 2010), and the Ipswich Tomcats (2012 to 2013). The Hornets and the Eagles won the NBL’s Division III league in 2008 and 2010 respectively.

Thus, having built-up a tremendously strong skill set (in UK basketball) over the past twenty years, Julian is positioned to substantially enhance the performance of the club’s only Premier League-focussed team.

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