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Well done to Emily who has secured an apprenticeship in Data Analysis with ⁦


Huge congratulations to Xavier, heading to Warwick to read engineering & Raphael to Manchester to read politics & philosophy


Congratulations to all of our students collecting their results today. We wish you all the very best - keep in touch!


Congratulations to Reuben who achieved A* A* A A & will be reading Economics at Warwick & Jules who achieved A* A A & will be reading automotive engineering at Loughborough


Well done to Destiny! Has secured a degree led apprenticeship with ⁦


Good luck to all our amazing, hardworking students as they pickup their A Level results today.


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Good luck to our students tomorrow who are getting their !!


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Stunning run by the U13 mixed 4x100m team. Finishing a close 2nd.


Well done!! Maths & Commerce Winners


Well done to Science & Tech, winners of the year 10 shuttle relay ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Sports Day in full swing


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What a day!


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The U15 boys 4x200m team being announced to the


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What a fantastic experience for the relay teams today . Thanks for making it possible!


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A thoroughly enjoyable day at the London Stadium for the Borough connect relays. Pleased to announce all teams have qualified for Saturdays final prior to the meeting.


Grease is SOLD OUT. All tickets have been sold for our performance tonight. if you have not already purchased a ticket as unfortunately you will not be able to watch the show.


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All set and ready to go for the borough connect relays at the . Good luck to all students.


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Well done to all staff and students for securing the gold mark for the second successive year.


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Well done to Abdullah and Aurel who were part of the U14 winning team.


Lets hear it for the back room boys. Preparing for the amazing production of at HCACP. Opens tomorrow.

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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

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