Basketball Academy

Full-Time Education Programme for Post 16 Students – Open to Applications from Boys & Girls

Directed by Steven Bucknall Ex NBA / LA Lakers player & Robert Youngblood Assistant Head Coach of London Lions.

King Henry Basketball Academy is a performance programme developed by the Director of Basketball and King Henry School to meet the needs and aspirations of all committed student athletes. The Basketball Academy is a high-quality Student Athlete-led programme which combines academic study with high-quality basketball training and coaching. Players receive up to 15 hours per week of training covering skill acquisition, fitness drills and competitive matches.

The Academy squads are entered for the elite Academy Basketball League, the Dynamik School League, cups and regional championships as well as having a formal link to the National League Competition with London Thunder Lewisham Basketball programme.

King Henry School is offering this exciting opportunity for boys and girls aged 16 to19 to both study and cultivate their basketball skills. The academic study programme offers a wide variety of courses provided via the King Henry School Sixth Form. The basketball training programme is directed by Steven Bucknall, who was the first Englishman to play in the NBA with LA Lakers, and Robert Youngblood, an ex-professional player and Head Coach of Hemel Hempstead Division 1.

Steven is a former England captain with 114 caps for his country as a player and 38 caps as National Team Head Coach of the U18 England Boys, who achieved 9th place in the Division A European Championship, the highest position England ever achieved. Steve and Robert both have experience and leadership qualities which have been vital to developing many teams and programmes across England and Europe. Together they form a unique coaching team which provides students with unparalleled hands-on coaching, mentoring and individual player development.

King Henry School Basketball Academy Application Form.

Interested in King Henry School Basketball Academy? Download an application form now and send back to the school by Thursday 19th December.

If you have any questions about the basketball programme, don't hesitate to get in contact.


King Henry School Basketball Team - 2018, with Steven Bucknall Ex NBA / LA Lakers player & Robert Youngblood Assistant Head Coach of London Lions.