Author Archives: Coach Shab

Corona Virus Update – Basketball suspended until further notice

Following on from the initial announcement by Basketball England to suspend basketball activities for 2 weeks. Last week they made an updated announcement that basketball activities will be suspended until further notice.

In light of this and also the recent government announcements to close schools, gyms and Leisure Centres along with pubs etc.

This means that there will be no sessions for quite a few months. We will advise as and when we can about any updates.

As well as no sessions the following will be impacted:

  • U17 CVL (29th March) – OFF
  • U11 JCVL (17th May) – OFF
  • Club Presentation Evening (6th June) – likely to be off and maybe re-scheduled
  • Team registrations (14th June) for next season – delay to when we have a better idea of things


These are unprecedented times and following the address to the nation by the Prime Minister last night (23rd March).

We urge all club members to please follow government guidelines – Be Safe, Stay at home, unless it is for the reasons advised by the government.


HAWKS PARTICIPANTS (TEAM AND NON-TEAM)/PARENTS – In the event that anyone has the symptoms of the virus then please follow the procedure given in the initial post about suspending basketball activities for 2 weeks.

CoronaVirus – Basketball Activities to be Suspended for 2 weeks from 9am – Sat 14th March

Following a communication just received from Basketball England with regards to the CoronaVirus Outbreak, all Hawks sessions will be suspended from Saturday 14th March – initially for a 2 week period (but could change and updates will be posted as and when). The communication sent out by Basketball England is posted below.

For teams players – there maybe questions regarding subs, these will be addressed\communicated once we have spoken to venues etc.

HAWKS PARTICIPANTS (TEAM AND NON-TEAM)/PARENTS – In the event that anyone has the symptoms of the virus then please follow the procedure below so that the club can ensure that its members are aware of any positive instances:

  • Follow the NHS \ Government guidelines regarding corona virus
  • Inform either the Club Welfare Officer – Shelly on 07952 446 865 or Club Head Coach Shab on 07958 470 133, so that they can monitor the situation
  • In the event of a positive instance senior session participants for the session will be informed. If the instance involves a junior player then the parents of players of the relevant session/s will be advised. NOTE – we are unlikely to name the individual from the session

As a club we appreciate your cooperation. Stay safe.


Summer Camp 2020 Forms and Dates

Application forms for the Summer Basketball Camp are available via the Link below. To enable people to spread the cost of payment for the camp, any forms received by Sat 4th April provide an option to split the total into two payments if needed.

Summer Camp 2020 FormClick Here

The camp is open to all players (including non-Hawks session players – i.e those who do not attend any Hawks sessions) and of all abilities.

NOTE: Hawks reserve the right to refuse an application for a place on the camp if it is deemed necessary.

  • Dates: Tues 28th – Fri 31st July 2020
  • Times: 9:30am-4:30pm (Friday will be 9:30am-7:30pm)
  • Ages: 8-19 years old (minimum age – school year 3)
  • Venue: Mark Hall Sportcentre, Harlow

The cost for the camp will be £95 and includes a Camp T-shirt. The deadline for camp applications forms to be received to be eligible for Camp T-Shirt is Sat 13th June (if camp is not already full). 

Have a browse of some of the pictures from last year’s camp via the link below. It is a great few days of basketball, don’t miss out on the fun and action. Secure your spot for this summer’s camp before it is filled up.

Camp Pics from last yearClick Here

The Harlow summer basketball camp is 4-days of action packed basketball fun which includes drill stations, game situations and fun drills for the first 3 days. The last day is tournament day and all the players will be split into teams.

Application forms are available via the link near the top of this post, above.

There will be a limited number of spaces available for the camp, so make sure you secure your spot before it is too late.

Hawks Skills Centre – Scheduled Sessions

More sessions will be scheduled/run during the weekdays when the regular season has finished.

The SKILLS CENTRE is located at Paringdon Sports and Social Club, Paringdon Road, Harlow.

For Sat Nav use postcode CM19 4SG, this will get you close to the venue. when COMING OFF the MAIN ROAD, venue entrance is immediately on the right through the green gates. There is a sign ‘Paringdon Youth Football Club’ as you turn into the venue.


Each time slot is one hour and a maximum of 6 players can be booked in for each time slot.

Cost: £7 per player – To book a spot for any of the time slots contact Coach Shab


NOTE1: Unless spots have been booked for sessions scheduled, do not assume that the sessions will still be on. To avoid disappointment of showing up and the Skills Centre is not open, ensure that you have booked in for the relevant session.

NOTE2: All players are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful manner. In extreme scenarios, any damage to equipment and venue due to negligence will be charged accordingly.


Weds 11th Mar

  • Upper Secondary Age group Session (U16/U17/U18) – 6:15-7:15pm

Thurs 12th Mar

  • U11’s – 5:30-6:30pm
  • U14’s – 6:45-7:45pm
  • Adults Session – 8-9pm
  • Adults Session-2 – 9-10pm (this will only be scheduled to run if there is demand for the additional session)

Sun 15th Mar

  • Adults Session – 8:15-9:15am


Weds 18th Mar

  • Upper Secondary Age group Session (U16/U17/U18) – 6:15-7:15pm

Thurs 19th Mar

  • U11’s – 5:30-6:30pm
  • U14’s – 6:45-7:45pm
  • Adults Session-1 – 8-9pm

Sun 22nd Mar

  • Adults Session – 8:15-9:15am