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Hoopsfix Summer Jam rounds out Foundation’s event season

Hoopsfix Summer Jam presented by Foot Locker saw the summer calendar of activity finish on a high at Clapham Common basketball courts in South London on Saturday.

As part of Foot Locker and Hoopsfix’s ongoing commitment to activating Clapham Common courts following the renovation in 2021, Summer Jam was the culmination of five weeks of activity in the space, which began with four weeks of coaching sessions – three with Coach Gary Maitland and the final week an NBA skills clinic with Coach Junior Williams.

Clapham Common Coaching Sessions with Gary Maitland

At Summer Jam, the inaugural ‘Clapham Common Cup’ took place, a straight knockout 5-on-5 tournament for under-23s with both male and female categories, along with the ‘King of the Trenches’ and ‘Queen of the Trenches’ 1-on-1 competition presented by Dezereels for a £500 cash prize, along with DJ, MC and entertainment.

Raiders – featuring Solent’s Kai Walker and Zain Poorman, saw off Nothing to Worry About 43-36 to claim the 2022 Clapham Common Cup in the men’s division, while Team Emerald took home the Cup in the women’s division, defeating Team Ruby 40-31 led by Chantel Charles and Janice Monakana.

All winners received a Clapham Common Cup engraved tankard, along with a £100 Foot Locker voucher.

Meanwhile, the debut for the King of the Trenches and Queen of the Trenches 1-on-1 competitions, saw recent Commonwealth Games silver medal winner Shanice Beckford-Norton and Damarni Velinor fight off stiff competition to claim the crowns.

The 1-on-1 competition was organised by Deric Eze of Dezereels, as part of our vocational education, giving him his first experience of event management under the tutelage and guidance of Hoopsfix.

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