A Team on a Mission

We are a mental health and wellbeing service that exists to empower young people to become happy, healthy and community-transformers!

There are thousands of young people who can be magnetised by Basketball then led to greater wellbeing and to have a powerful impact on their own community.

Our Community and Vision

We empower young people (aged 10-25) through our programmes to:

  • BALL | Enabling engagement, progression and enjoyment in the Sport of Basketball.
  • BE | Educating about mental and emotional well-being, exploring the value of character and identity, as a foundation for impacting current and future life circumstances.
  • BETTER | Facilitating practical experiences with local charities and community organisations, to discover how to make the world better.

Power | Our Impact

Young People and Adults, aged 10-25, attended a 4+ week or 4+ hour GB journey (average over two years)
Reported that our GB journey positively impacted their wellbeing and physical activity levels (average over two years)
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds (average over two years)
30% +
Receiving support through Free School Meals, Additional Needs Provision and H.A.F. eligible (average over two years)
Girls and Young Women are a valued proportion of the Guardian Ballers Community (average over two years)
“After being in a dark place during the pandemic, Guardian Ballers came at a great time and seriously impacted my life.”
Mason (Young Person)
Shared via a microphone to 200+ attendees at the ‘Guardian Ballers Life Stories’ Film Premiere

Our Supporters and Partners

Our work is supercharged through partnerships and funding!
We acknowledge, honour and thank all of our supporters for enabling us to empower a generation of ‘Guardian Ballers’!

Programmes | Our Services

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School Programmes and Whole-School Enrichment Delivery

Wellbeing Health-Checks of a Whole School, PE lessons, PSHE lessons, Extra-curricular, Themed days, School teams, Interventions and Referrals, Staff CPD and more!

Community Hubs

Bespoke evening Community-based BALL-BE-BETTER journeys for young people across multiple postcodes and backgrounds. Two-hour sessions including Basketball and Wellbeing development, and snacks too! A journey that creates friendships, deepens understanding and takes fun to another level.

Referrals and Targeted Intervention (1-to-1 or small groups)

Bespoke 4 week to 12/18 month journeys within a safe setting, upon request of a lead organisation or support-network.

Workshops and Seminars

Over 10 different Workshops and Seminars that provide a theory and/or classroom-based extension of our practical court-side delivery. Multiple sessions across themes of Mental Health and Wellbeing, Entrepreneurship, Race and Diversity, Multi-Faith and more.

Upcoming Events | Book Now

Winter Day Camp Experiences! (7th Dec HAF Code Ticket Release)

Girls and Boys; Ages 8-16
2nd Jan- 8-11 Boys / 3rd Jan- 8-11 Girls / 4th Jan- 12-16 Mixed Girls and Boys
FREE with HAF Code or £20 for non-HAF young people
Finham Park 2, Torrington Avenue, CV4 9WT
Multi-Sport Day Camp, including Hot Lunch, with Guardian Ballers Wellbeing Sessions + Basketball or Shirt/Vest to take home for first-time 'sign ups'.

Trip to Tamworth Snowdome (Ski or Snowboarding)! (7th Dec HAF CODE ONLY Ticket Release)

Girls and Boys; Ages 13-16
Expected 9am-9pm to/from Central Coventry location (TBC closer to date)
FREE to those with HAF code (This likely to be HAF ONLY event but we will update you on this Events page if payable spaces will be available for non-HAF young people)
Pick/Drop-off from Central Coventry Location- Activities at Tamworth Snowdome
Ski or snowboard lessons with qualified instructors, life-skills sessions and well-being workshops, hot meal and drink, supported by Snow Camp staff and Guardian Ballers Leaders (more specific information to be given closer to the event).

Shooting Clinic Camp with Toms Jekabsons (NBA and International Coach)

Boys and Girls Aged 14+ (ideal for those wanting to find their shooting edge)
Fri 29th Dec; 9:30am-4pm
£30 (This is not HAF-funded; Players must bring their own food and refreshments)
Kenilworth School and Sixth Form, Glasshouse Lane, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2AL
NBA and International Coach Toms Jakobson, Andy Ransberry (Guardian Ballers Staff) and Jamie Ransberry (MMU Player and Head Coach of Manchester Swarm U14s) lead a Shooting Clinic Camp with wellbeing reflections and Basketball gameplay.