Hillpark Rising Stars!

The Rising Stars have kicked off our semester 2 of 2022/23 working with a new community of Rising Stars surrounding Hillpark Secondary School.

By working with the active schools coordinator, Stephen Thomson, we have now got coaches working with a total of six schools in the Hillpark cluster. We are delighted by the positive feedback that we’ve received and are looking forward to working with Hillpark over the next few years.

Our partnership for this semester has comprised of the following elements:

  • Academic Tuition Support for 5 High School Pupils
  • Weekly Basketball Coaching in 5 Primary Schools
  • Coaching in Hillpark Secondary School
  • Rising Stars Merchandise / Warm Up Tops for all high school pupils.
  • FIBA Foundation Branded basketballs to stock up primary schools with low supplies of basketballs.
  • A partnership with Glasgow Rens Basketball team to facilitate players playing at local & national league. The Glagow Rens now run a session at Hillpark.
  • Partnership with Basketball Scotland Junior NBA program for the young people to compete under the Junior NBA banner.

If you are new to the Rising Stars and want to know more about our structure, here is a useful diagram to show our model in terms of partnerships with universities, high schools and primary schools.