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COACH & FOUNDER

José Martin is a Spanish Basketball Coach based in London, UK. Since he arrived in London he has been developing his skills as a Coach attending several Basketball courses and clinics, included a NBA Clinic conducted by New York Knicks Assistant Coach – Dave Hopla and Detroit Pistons Assistant Coach Charles Klask. He created Love Basketball Academy in September 2013 and he is the founder of the International Women's Tournament Love Basketball Menorca.

 

Coaching Career:

  • Winner London Amateur Basketball League Division 1 Southside Titans 2013-2014
  • Runner up Premier League Putney Penguins 2013-2014
  • Winner Premier League Putney Penguins - Season 2014-2015
  • Runner up Women's Cup Penguins - Season 2014-2015
  • Winner Women's Cup London Sharks - Season 2015 -2016
  • Winner Premier League London Sharks - Season 2016 -2017
  • Winner Women's Royal Air Forces Tournament 2017
  • Winner Women's Cup London Sharks - Season 2016 -2017
  • Winner BALL OUT London 3x3 Tournament 2018

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COACH & LEAGUE MANAGER

Javier Pedraza is a Spanish Basketball Coach based in London, UK, where he obtained a UKCC Level 2 Qualification coaching basketball. He has been coaching for 10 years both in Spain and UK. He has worked as Multi Sports coach in different primary and secondary schools. He was the Founder and coach of a one year project senior team, playing on a private league.

LAURA

COACH

Laura is originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and moved to London in June of 2014. She joined the WBBL Brixton Topcats womans team as Assistant Coach and spent two years with the club. Prior to that, she spent seven years as the Assistant Coach the St. Thomas More Collegiate girls basketball program in Canada. Laura grew up with basketball from the age of five, attending summer camps as a child and playing on various teams throughout her youth; she continues to play recreationally and coach across different skill levels. Laura aims to make all coaching sessions enjoyable and challenging to further develop individual and team skills.

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COACH

Emanuele started to play basketball at the age of 14 in Italy, and has never stopped, playing at semi-professional level.  Here in London He has obtained a Level 2 Basketball Coach Certificate to complement his passion for Sports, alongside to his main Job. He has previously worked as a Coach in the Sport Activity/Basketball session for CATS College. He won the LBA Division 1 as a Coach with the Lambeth Wolves in 2015 and 2016.

BILAL

COACH

Bilal fell in love with basketball at the age of 7 in Spain. As the basketball got popular he started to play at regional level in different clubs in the Catalan region and 2004 he started getting involved as an assistant coach for CB El Vendrell. In 2015, he moved to London and got involved with the Crystal Palace BC and developed his coaching skills with amateur men’s basketball leagues competitions. He joined Love Basketball Academy in January 2018 and has been engaging with the project since. Bilal motto “Let’s create an amazing athmosphere and make basketball fun and exciting!”

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COACH

Liliana has been passionate about basketball since she can remember. In primary and secondary school she played for her school basketball teams. Lilana studied a master’s degree in Physical Education and she is passionate about teaching and coaching. She has been a basketball player at Love Basketball Academy since 2014 where she played for the Pirates and the Lynx. She is also a Level 2 referee and basketball coach.