The Hoops 4 Health programme is specifically delivered to Years 5 and 6. Hoops 4 Health links to the Eagles Community Foundation basketball development programme.

Participants in the Hoops 4 Health scheme are offered the opportunity to attend a range of Under-12s basketball clubs across the area.

The key to the Hoops 4 Health programme is in the utilisation of Newcastle Eagles players to push forward a primary message of physical activity and eating healthily to stay alive.

Hoops4-HealthBasketball is promoted as an easy way to keep fit and enjoy yourself. The initial work of the players then feeds into the work of the club’s basketball development scheme – giving children extended opportunities to play basketball.

The roadshows concentrate on increasing the children’s understanding of leading a healthy lifestyle and is done through using the Newcastle Eagles Players as role models.

The programme includes;

  • A school healthy living roadshow with Newcastle Eagles Players
  • Focus on curriculum based healthy living themes
  • 4 hours of coaching from a qualified level two professional coach
  • Participation in Hoops 4 Health tournament in North Tyneside
  • Top four schools from North Tyneside will progress to the finals held at a Newcastle Eagles home game
  • Exit route opportunities to continue playing basketball in local ECF clubs and leagues

To get your school involved with the Hoops 4 Health programme email d.hayes@eaglescommunityfoundation.com