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Northfleet Technology College

Basketball Academy

Our Basketball Academy competes in the Elite Academies Basketball League which is the pinnacle of basketball for U19s in the country.

We recruit students from all over the southeast to study and train for basketball and educational related studies.

Our basketball team is linked to Kent Crusaders National League Club, with many of our students representing them at the highest level of basketball in the country for all age groups.

The Basketball Academy provides a professional, structured programme of coaching, strength and conditioning, sport science and video analysis to allow players to develop at an elite level. There is a heavy emphasis on skill development and teaching players how to read the game. Over two years, we aim to teach our athletes how to play and understand a variety of systems that will allow them to succeed wherever they go after the academy, whether that is Europe, America or the UK.


The weekly programme provides a variety of activities, balanced with the players’ academic commitments.  Players will have training sessions every day, with up to 3 sessions some days.  Additionally there will be 3 opportunities to gain coaching and officiating qualifications.  A typical week includes:

  • 3 Academy training sessions
  • 2 National League training session
  • 2 strength and conditioning sessions
  • 1 classroom/video session
  • 4 additional skill sessions
  • 1-2 Academy games
  • 1-2 U18/Men’s National League games

During my time at the academy I was able to understand where I was as a player and what I needed to do to get to the next level. I developed my basketball skills and knowledge which prepared me for my future. Sam Lane, Castanea Basket Series 2019-20

Surrounded by great coaching, Northfleet provided me with all the opportunities I needed to excel in my sport. Joshua Moore, University of Essex, Essex Rebels Division 1 Men’s

During my time at the academy I have developed from an athlete to a high level basketball player. The environment at Northfleet has enabled me to learn how to read the game and compete at an elite level. Dan Akin, University of Maryland Baltimore County, NCAA D1 & Great Britain U20

Selection is based on a variety of factors which are assessed on an individual basis.

Find out more

Hear our students perspective on how our Academy programme has helped them grow both in the sports arena and academically.


For more information please contact the Director of Basketball, Martin Parry by emailing parrym@ntc.kent.sch.uk to book an online meeting.


Click here to download the Course Information Sheet.