Stockwell Park BA Blog

Oaklands College Trip

13th February 2013


I and eleven of my school friends were invited for a visit at Oaklands College last month to view the campus. We were given a presentation on the sports courses and also what to expect from Oacklands College student support and as well as the principles and goals of the Basketball program.

The Oacklands College Head Coach and Programme Director Michael Ball, as well as the presentation he also gave us a short tour of the College.

This experience made me aware of the different options there are to further my education and passion for basketball. I was also made aware of the benefits and strains of a being student athlete.

I enjoyed playing with the older players from Oacklands College as it was more challenging than playing with players my own age. The experience has made me want to continue with basketball further in college.



Greenhouse Basketball programme

8th February 2013


Greenhouse Basketball

The Greenhouse charity has helped me in many ways. This is a letter of appreciation to show my gratitude to this noble charity.

Last year in the beginning of year 7 I started my career in Basketball. I was learning to get my “handle” of things when pretty soon basketball became my life. I was always jumping for the net and trying to tip the backboard when my coaches were consistently encouraging me to continue, join Pioneers U14 sessions and play for Platanos. The particular coach who encouraged me to be the way I am was coach Dodi (Josef) Butor, who left this year to travel but will return next year.

I have already attended the Montenegro camp and this year I shall be travelling to Serbia. Thank you Greenhouse for giving me this opportunity.

And before I go, I would personally like to thank: Coach Jenny Ridgway, Coach Peter Bereyni and Coach Lucio Semedo.

I hope to have many more happy years with Greenhouse.

Yours thankfully

Patrick Lanipekun #5



Greenhouse U14 Girls Tournament

22nd May 2012


Greenhouse U14 Girls’ Tournament Match Report by Stockwell Park Greenhouse Girls’ coach Jenny Ridgway

The 8th May saw five Greenhouse programmes come together in the first all girls CVL Basketball tournament at Stockwell Park High School. Over 60 girls attended the tournament representing their schools (Stockwell, Norwood, Harris Peckham, Lilian Baylis, Clapton x2) in what turned out to be a very enjoyable, competitive event .

Teams played against each other in pool games to ultimately try and progress to the semi-finals and finals. The standard of the competition was very good and many of the games went down to the wire. The girls showed great ability and potential and all played hard giving 100% every game.

The first semi-final between The Norwood School and Stockwell was very physical with both teams displaying a lot of hard work and determination to try and progress through to the finals. Stockwell came out on top 14 – 8.

In the second semi-final Clapton A faced Harris Peckham in a very close battle. Neither team were going to give up easily and the game went right down to the final minutes. Clapton A finally took the victory to meet Stockwell in the final.

The final saw a rematch of an earlier pool game where Clapton A narrowly took the win by 1 point. Stockwell did not want a repeat of this and were after revenge. Both teams struggled to score and convert easy baskets. However when it mattered a vital fast break lay-up put Stockwell in the lead by 1 with 30 seconds to go. Both teams gave there all and fought until the end. Stockwell managed to maintain their lead and became the 1st winners of the Greenhouse Girls.

Jenny Ridgway , Greenhouse Girls’ Head coach at Stockwell, said: “ It was great to see so many girls in one place enjoying competitive sport and representing their schools so positively. The games were highly contested and played in a good manor throughout the day. Hopefully this will be the first of many.”

Sharon Simpson, Head of PE at Stockwell Park, added: “It was delightful and most pleasing to see the sports hall filled with girls playing basketball and inspiring new female players to take up the sport. The Stockwell Park girls played with grit and determination to succeed it was their team effort that made them vicarious at the sound of the final buzzer.”




11th December 2011


Ability may get you to the top , but it takes character to keep you there. jules.




7th December 2011


You can have a execelent basketball team with so much talent but with out trust they will have a hard time beating other teams. By Jules



U14 Stockwell Boys Lambeth Champions!

6th December 2011


Tuesday night 4pm tip off at Brixton Recreation Center, Lambeth League Final. Stockwell vs Norwood. Who is going to win it where two Greenhouse Basketball Programs going to show their skills and hunger to be crown as a Lambeth Kings of Basketball.



Hard Work

5th December 2011


Hard work beats talent when talent refuse to work. By Jules