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Join our FREE 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on 20th Dec!

Join our FREE 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on 20th Dec!

5 On It Foundation have teamed up with the fantastic MK Basketball Club to deliver a brilliant day of 3 on 3 basketball at the Bletchley Leisure Centre! Join us, London Lions players and coaches from MK Basketball Club for a day of 3 on 3 competition, dunk challenges, food, DJs and prizes. Monday 20th December: 11.30am-4.30pmBletchley Leisure Centre, Princes Way, Fenny Stratford, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK2 2HQAge Groups – Boys:U12 (years 5-7)U14 (years 8-9)U16 (years 10-11)U19 (years 12-13)Age Groups – Girls:U12 (years 5-7)U16 (years 8-11)U19 (years 12-13)Teams will be picked on the day There’s more! – All attendees will receive a FREE ticket to see top professional basketball team, the London Lions, play at the Copper Box, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at Stratford, London! To book your place, please go…
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MK Council appoint 5 On It to run HAF Scheme at Christmas!

MK Council appoint 5 On It to run HAF Scheme at Christmas!

5 On It Foundation are proud to be supporting the government’s HAF scheme, in partnership with Nutri Troops and Milton Keynes Council, to provide activities and food to families with children in receipt of benefit-related Free School Meals (FSM), during the Christmas school holidays. Nutri Troops creator Peter Bakare will be joined by fantastic sports coaches from Premiere Education for 2 days of FREE Nutri Troops Olympic themed games with real life and interactive healthy lifestyle activities for children aged 6-11 years old during the Christmas period. Children will be taken on a digital adventure through the Nutri Troops fictional world, filled with characters linked to healthy and unhealthy lifestyles, combining the impact of both activity and nutrition.  Where: The Ridgeway Centre, Featherstone Road, Wolverton Mill SouthMilton Keynes, MK12 5TH…
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Bursary Scheme Announced!

Bursary Scheme Announced!

We are delighted to announce the launch of the 5 On It bursary scheme to provide a pathway for children and young people who take part in our sports and arts programmes, so they can continue their passion if they aren’t otherwise able to do so. This exciting initiative could not have been launched without further financial support from our patron John Baldwin who, inspired by his beautiful late wife Sylvia, has a passion for helping those who need it most . We are therefore delighted to name it the John Baldwin Bursary Programme http://5onit.co.uk/john-baldwin-bursary-programme/.
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Chelsea FC footballer legend supports 5 On It!

Chelsea FC footballer legend supports 5 On It!

A footballer legend from the epic Chelsea Football Club has donated an amazing collection of goodies, including play stations and football kit, to the 5 On It Foundation. Anonymity has been requested but needless to say this wonderful man wanted to support our free football programmes planned for next year for children entitled to free school meals, run with the help of Premier Sports. Dates to be announced early next year!
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3×3 MOVED TO 20TH DECEMBER!

3×3 MOVED TO 20TH DECEMBER!

We have had a great week of basketball and we thank you for supporting our half term programme run in partnership with MK Basketball! Unfortunately we have had to postpone tomorrow's 3x3 tournament at Sports Central, it will now take place at an indoor venue on Monday 20th December - more details to be announced soon! We have a big finish today with Nigel Lloyd at the Lakes Estate Outdoor court, MK2 3QF 4 - 6pm where there will be energising basketball drills and prizes to be won - we are now fully booked but look forward to seeing all those who have reserved a space! Thank you to everyone for supporting our half term basketball programme in aid of our Gang Today Gone Tomorrow anti gang initiative!
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Free October Basketball!

Free October Basketball!

5 ON IT AND MK BASKETBALL CLUB PROVIDE FREE BASKETBALL DURING OCTOBER HALF TERM! 5 On It Foundation have teamed up with MK Basketball Club to deliver a FREE week of basketball coaching across Milton Keynes over the October half term break ending with an exciting 3 x 3 Tournament and Fun Day at Sports Central! Children and teenagers aged 8 - 18yrs can attend one or multiple basketball sessions listed below and enter Friday’s 3 x 3 tournament where participants can win prizes, take part in a Street  Dancing Workshops & enjoy street food.  This exciting one-day event is in celebration of 5 On Its’ impactful anti- gang initiative Gang Today, Gone Tomorrow run this summer in the City. The daily 3 On 3 Basketball Camp sessions will be…
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East London Community Foundation support Gang Today Gone Tomorrow

East London Community Foundation support Gang Today Gone Tomorrow

5 On It are delighted to announce they have been awarded funding from the East London Community Foundation (using its Made by Sport funding pot) to support our Gang Today Gone Tomorrow anti-gang project. Following a rise in gang life in key towns and cities across the UK, 5 On It have created a unique programme which uses mentoring and basketball coaching to inspire, educate and push young people away from gangs.  Girls as well as boys can be exposed to violence and coercion due to gang association. After a successful pilot programme run in Milton Keynes during the summer,  which attracted media coverage from BBC Look East https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pLlAtnhJuw, 5 On It are ready to expand the initiative and run a bigger programme in East London. Participants don't just play…
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Supporting Children Heard and Seen

Supporting Children Heard and Seen

The 5 On It Foundation are proud to support the amazing charity Children Heard and Seen yesterday by funding a sports day with our friends at Premier Education - Milton Keynes. Using a variety of equipment Premier Education ran a fantastic mini sports day for all those who attended. The weather stayed dry too, just! A big thank you to all our Localgiving donors for helping us to make this happen. Children Heard and Seen supports children and young people and their families who are supported by parental imprisonment. It is estimated that 312,000 children each year have a parent in prison, and these children need help and support from their communities.
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5 ON IT FOUNDATION ARE EXCITED TO PARTNER WITH MK BASKETBALL!

5 ON IT FOUNDATION ARE EXCITED TO PARTNER WITH MK BASKETBALL!

5 On It Foundation are delighted to announce a new partnership with Milton Keynes Basketball Club, who coach over 500 boys and girls from 4-18 years old. This new collaboration will give young people across the region, increased access to basketball and provide pathways to those who show talent and drive, regardless of their background. Both organisations will work together to build bursaries and scholarship opportunities for individuals using fund raising techniques and inviting sponsorship from local businesses. This summer, 5 On It Foundation, are delivering free coaching in Heelands, for children with London Lions Legend, Nigel Lloyd, as well as a Basketball 3 On 3 coaching programme in Eaglestone with a positive anti-gang message for teenagers in the City. 11,000 children in Milton Keynes are living in poverty and…
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Gang Today Gone Tomorrow……

Gang Today Gone Tomorrow……

5 On It Foundation, with the help of funding from the National Lottery and Turners Court, are excited to be running a FREE basketball coaching programme at the Eaglestone outdoor basketball court starting next Thursday 5th August that’s specifically aimed at encouraging young people to stay away from gangs. Headed up by London Lions Legends Nigel Lloyd and Jordan Spencer, this positive anti-gang basketball initiative will help 5 On It Foundation spread the programme of ‘Gang Today, Gone Tomorrow’ and ‘Lives, Not Knives’ which uses basketball to create opportunities for young people. From beginners to experienced ballers, all levels are welcome. At least 10 'postcode' gangs - made up of members from the same postcode area, or 'territory' - operate in Milton Keynes, with children as young as 13 groomed…
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