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13/12/19

The HCACP Christmas Carol Concert is on Wed 18th Dec - 6pm at St. John the Evangelist Church SE19 2RX. An evening of music and carols. Join us to celebrate this special time of year. All are welcome https://t.co/NzHRBADJVE

12/12/19

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Congratulations to Ufuoma in Yr10 on her selection for the U15 squad. We all at are proud of you. https://t.co/ujyG8FeSrE

12/12/19

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Super work by the U15 girls handball team today. Winning 4/4 games. 🤾‍♀️ https://t.co/XhtiWJSNcv

12/12/19

HCACP students voting early in this years mock election. https://t.co/NMZ3mRuT2P

12/12/19

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The Yr8 football progress to the 3rd round of the National cup with a 5-0 victory over Raynes Park this afternoon. https://t.co/32B8a2G9CK

12/12/19

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Brian with a monster 12m throw in today’s school cup meet at https://t.co/exOlJJNAsc

12/12/19

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A storming run by Leon at today’s Lee valley semi final 🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/HPe9BSTFXC

12/12/19

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Renika taking the 🥇in the 60m today https://t.co/MXieTvgTAe

12/12/19

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Great running from Klayson in the 300m today’s another 🥇 https://t.co/BWQ1Cxa9hs

12/12/19

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Strong running from Kaliyah to bring home the U15 girls to victory in the 4x200m today 🥇 https://t.co/9BoRWAQrry

11/12/19

HCACP Year 10 students at Facebook HQ today. https://t.co/wzLTyA99Pr

11/12/19

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Great to have and Lanfranc over at today for a number of league fixtures. Lots of talent on display! 🤾‍♂️ https://t.co/9JH8a5BcMA

10/12/19

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It was silver medals all round for the boys and girls U14 and U16 basketball teams at the Croydon championships this week. Well done to all who participated. https://t.co/cLjZ5TKOg0

09/12/19

HCACP students enjoying a trip to the Tate Modern and southbank last week. https://t.co/ZF9ER5o7eR

09/12/19

The HCACP Year 13 Parents' Evening is this Thursday 12th. Also remember that the Academy is closed this Friday 13th for Year 6 Testing day. To see more events our full calendar is available here https://t.co/leSOrxrq1t https://t.co/B5WoS3vENZ

06/12/19

Thank you to all who attended the Awards Evening last night including London born artist Mellizia Natasha & Khadijah who returned from to collect her Exceptional Performance Award.

06/12/19

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A great achievement and deserved recognition for our DofE Silver award holders last night at our annual HCACP awards evening! Well done for all your hard work and dedication over the past year. https://t.co/f0SuI9O6sj

06/12/19

Congratulations to all our award winners. A small sample of our incredible students below. https://t.co/Yzj3exuo0W

06/12/19

The HCACP Christmas Carol Concert is on Wed 18th Dec - 6pm at St. John the Evangelist Church SE19 2RX. An evening of music and carols. Join us to celebrate this special time of year. All are welcome https://t.co/2EOgQlWXLn

05/12/19

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Hear more about Khadija’s inspirational journey to . With thanks to her teachers and Harris Experience https://t.co/O4TgvKPc1k

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Harris Federation Basketball Academy

Welcome to the Harris Federation Basketball Academy. We are very happy to be able to provide our students with an opportunity to excel in one of the fastest-growing and most exciting sports in the country.

We are currently in the process of recruiting players for the 2019-20 season into our academy. Register your interest for our sports programmes here.

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact Lee McCarthy, Basketball Head Coach, Harris City Academy Crystal Palace on McCarthyL@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk.


The aim of the Basketball Academy

The aim of our Basketball Academy is to provide a pathway for our student athletes that aspire to play basketball at the very highest level that they can possibly achieve. Our student athletes will be committed to their own personal development both on and off the court. They will excel in the classroom and in life as well as they do on the basketball court.

Our coaching staff have decades of professional playing and coaching experience both domestically and abroad in Europe and the USA. They have helped developed players who are now playing professionally in the BBL, professionally in Europe or at college in the USA.

Our staff have put together a comprehensive training programme that will enable every athlete at our basketball academy to push themselves to the next level. Team practices, small group sessions and one-to-one coaching will ensure we get the very best progress from all of our players.

At our basketball academy the student athlete comes first. Individual development, including opportunities on and off the court, will be at the forefront of everything we do.


Domestic competition

There is something for everyone. We will have two teams competing in domestic competitions, providing playing opportunities for all of our students. Starting in the U19 ABL this season, we aim to move up to the EABL in future years, based only on our on court performance.

For our junior players or those not yet ready for the ABL/EABL, we will also be entering the National Schools competitions. We will also be able to provide U18 National League Club basketball for our students through our partnership with the Harris Federation Knights, playing regular weekend fixtures.


European exposure

We will be entering an Academy select team annually into an U18 European tournament. This tournament features some of the top junior clubs in their respective countries, with direct links to their respective professional clubs. This is good exposure and experience for any player thinking of playing pro in Europe after leaving the basketball academy.


USA exposure

For any of our students that have the aspiration, ability and attitude (AAA) to make it to the US for College Basketball we will be able to help provide AAU playing opportunities out in the US during the critical summer NCAA recruitment period.

In addition, we will look to help place our AAA players that have successfully completed their A-Levels or vocational subjects into Post Graduate Basketball Programmes in the USA wherever possible. There will also be other opportunities, with US coaches coming to the UK on scouting trips hosted by our basketball academy.


Coaching and officiating

All of our student athletes will be given the opportunity to undergo training that will give them professional qualifications in coaching and officiating basketball. These qualifications can later be used by our students to pursue an alternative career within the game or could simply add a new dimension to a student’s CV when applying for university.

We are currently in the process of recruiting players for the 2019-20 season into our academy. Register your interest for our sports programmes here. If you would like more information about this or any of the above then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Lee McCarthy

Basketball Head coach

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace

McCarthyL@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk