At Knights we are privileged to work with so many young, enthusiastic players. Seeing them develop into better players and, more importantly, to grow as people is reward enough. However, every now and then it’s nice to be given an insight into how our work is helping our players, our schools, and our community. Here’s some of the feedback we have received:

“Being part of Richmond Knights, receiving such brilliant and dedicated coaching, being expected to step up to the mark over and over again and to deliver but also learning to understand that trying your hardest and making the effort is what matters, learning to be part of a team, taking responsibility for yourself and your actions, feeling part of something, feeling like you are important and needed – all of these things have changed my daughter and helped her to navigate what is clearly a difficult and challenging time of life!  Most importantly, she loves playing basketball and I hope this continues. Thank you for making this possible for her and all of the other young people you work with.  You are all wonderful, full of energy, life, enthusiasm, dedication.” – Parent of a Knights National League Player

“Just wanted to say thank you from everyone here at Lowther for a great year of basketball. We love coming to your Knights tournaments (win, lose or draw!) and really value how you are all promoting the game so brilliantly to a new generation. I think the standard of play you’ve all helped develop is really impressive. Thanks again for all that you do to get kids active and playing ball!” – Mr Tuffney, Headteacher, Lowther Primary School

“Knights Basketball is more than a Basketball Club it is a family spirited club that serves the community in delivering basketball programmes into Richmond Borough.  The organisation is incredibly special and inclusive, it is no ordinary basketball club.  I have never come across such committed coaches, they are leaders and mentors, they go above and beyond what is expected of them. The Director of Knights Basketball ensures inclusivity of players and lack of finance does not stop a player from being included, the children are put first.  Children are encouraged to play and commit to their teams and open sessions.  It is built on mutual respect between the club players and coaches which brings the children back every time. ” Parent of a Knights National League Player

“Richmond Knights have been absolutely pivotal in raising the levels of engagement, participation and competition in Basketball at Christ’s. These increases have been clearly evident amongst all the schools they work within the Borough too. Richmond Knights give us the pathway for out-of-school Sport that is so vitally needed to allow students to realise their potential and remain engaged in Sport later in life to maintain their healthy active lifestyle.” – Mr Smith, Head of PE, Christ’s School (u14 Boys National Schools Champions, 2017 & 2018)