Durham Wildcats in the Community
One of the underlying objectives of the Durham Wildcats is to help develop sport and increase levels of physical activity within the County.
Our current senior men's basketball squad contains no fewer than three players who have lived in County Durham all of their lives. We recognise the value of developing our own talent. We also understand the impact that our current players can have in inspiring people to remain fit, healthy and active whilst also aspiring to achieve excellence.
Beyond anything else, we want our programmes to be sustainable and to be part of a pathway where people, no matter what their age and ability, can have fun, keep fit and achieve!
Our Foundation programmes are broad but are all based around the following principles:
- Wherever possible our senior players will be part of our community programmes. We want to provide role models at every opportunity.
- We will always have both male and female coaches working in our programme. We want to appeal and cater for as wider spectrum of people as possible and having female coaches, and providing female role models, is crucial to this.
- Education and individual development will be at the heart of what we do. We want to use sport as a vehicle to raise aspirations and teach life skills. We want young people to work hard at school because they know that their sporting pathway involves education. However we do also recognise that education is not for everybody, and over time, we want to work with employers to provide apprenticeship opportunities for those talented individuals who want to succeed but do something different at 16 or 18 years of age.
Our community sports programmes
Select a Wildcats Community Programme for more information.