New basketball coach for Session 4 classes
A basketball coach who has worked for a professional team has started leading after-school basketball classes twice a week at the Academy.
Dick Barrett developed a junior programme for the Leicester Riders team and went on to run the club’s junior section. He also delivered his junior programme in about 80 primary schools in Leicestershire.
Dick, who now coaches the senior men’s team at the Market Harborough Flyers, is running two basketball sessions a week at the Academy. He leads basketball sessions for Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) and Key Stage 5 (sixth form) students on Tuesdays from 3.30pm to 5.45pm and a session for Key Stage 3 (Year 7, 8 and 9) students on Wednesdays from 3pm to 5pm.
He said: “It’s really exciting for me to coach at Corby Business Academy. There are definitely some talented students. I’m quite looking forward to when the games start.”
Teacher James Aston is encouraging students in Years 7, 8 and 9 to get involved in the sessions on Wednesdays. He said: “Students can come along to training and see how it goes, there’s no pressure – just because you come to training doesn’t mean you have to play.”