Greenhouse has merged with community basketball club the London Pioneers.
The club which has teams in the English Basketball National League, now has a new logo to show Greenhouse’s involvement and is called ‘London Greenhouse Pioneers’.
Michael de Giorgio, Greenhouse Chief Executive, said: “We already support the Pioneers and many of our Greenhouse basketball coaches and participants already play active roles in the club.
“The club has strong links to schools and community clubs and places high importance on players’ attendance and behaviour, an ethos we follow across our Greenhouse programmes, so a merger seemed a natural progression for both clubs.
“I hope London Greenhouse Pioneers will continue to go from strength to strength so we attract more young people into this fantastic sport across London.”
Greenhouse London Pioneers has Under 14, 16 and 18 teams competing in the National League alongside a new mens’ team.
Recent successes include the Under 18s getting through to the final fours of the National League after defeating the Stockport Spartans 74-72.
Womens’ basketball is also going from strength to strength with the London Greenhouse Pioneers Womens’ Team narrowly losing to Lewisham 56-61 in the semi final of the Final Fours. They slipped to a defeat in the last 45 seconds of the game.
Greenhouse also held its first Under 14 Girls’ tournament bringing together players from across five Greenhouse schools. Many of these players are already part of the Pioneers and it’s hoped an Under 14 team will be entered into the English Basketball League next season.
Anthony Lazare, Pioneers Coach and Community Development Officer added: ”With the strengths of both the Pioneers and Greenhouse, a fully merged community basketball club creates a strong foundation to continue to grow sustainable basketball opportunities for young people in London. The London Greenhouse Pioneers will have a positive effect on many people.”