‘Carry A Basketball Not A Blade’ (CABNAB) 5th Anniversary event

23rd September 2013 – Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA)

Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA), hosted their 5th ‘Carry A Basketball Not A Blade’ (CABNAB) anniversary event at Rokeby School in Canning Town this week.

The CABNAB campaign was set up in 2008 to highlight the tragic loss of young lives through knife crime.

This week’s anniversary event was hosted in partnership with the London Borough of Newham, Metropolitan Police, Tate & Lyle Sugars Limited and local business partners.

Over 150 young people from the Rokeby, Cumberland, Eastlea, Lister, St. Bonaventure’s, Royal Docks, Kingsford and Stratford communities, many of Newham’s primary schools, the Fight for Peace project and the NASSA National League team took part in the event.

Head teacher of Rokeby School, Charlotte Robinson, former young mayor of Newham, Ali Mohammed, and John Biggs of the London Development Agency helped to open the event.

Emily Mather – My story

kompassThe National Three Peaks Challenge is to climb the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon) in less than 24 hours.  This is a total hike of 26 miles and a total ascent of 3000m.  The timer starts from the start of Ben Nevis to the end of Snowdon including travel between the peaks.

As it will be very difficult and probably not that much fun we thought we’d take the opportunity to raise money for a good cause.
We have chosen to support one of Tate and Lyle Sugars’ community partners Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA).  We have personally seen the good work that NASSA do and we are keen to support them, so please give if you can.  All the money we raise will be matched by Tate and Lyle Sugars.

NASSA invited to watch NBA players train

4th Annual Achievement Awards 2012

  • Coach of the Year: Aurimas Verbukas
  • Most Improved Player (Primary school): Isaac Daniels
  • Most Improved Player boy (Secondary School): Derrik Mendioro
  • Most Improved Player girl (Secondary School): Karen Tuano
  • NASSA Volunteer of the Year: Michael Hanson-Morris
  • Young Leader of the Year: John Manzon
  • Sports personality of the Year: Kevin Boatey
  • Partnership award 2012: University of East London (UEL)

5 Year Partnership Award:

  • Metropolitan Police,
  • London Borough of Newham,
  • Tate & Lyle Sugars