The London Basketball Association (LBA) is committed to providing opportunities for individuals to thrive in the world of basketball. Our LBA Scholarship Programmes aim to empower aspiring athletes, referees, table officials, and coaches (ROCs) by offering financial support and accessible pathways to success. Whether you have a passion for playing basketball or envision yourself officiating and coaching, our scholarships open doors to a fulfilling and financially rewarding career. Read on to learn more about our scholarship initiatives and how to apply.
To apply for the LBA Scholarship, click on the google form link provided under courses and activities page. This is an incredible opportunity for individuals who may not be able to afford the upfront costs associated with these courses or playing. If you face financial challenges or fall into one of our target groups, such as being female, living in specific boroughs, having a disability, being a NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training), or working with the LBA, we encourage you to apply. Don’t miss out on this chance to pursue your basketball journey without financial barriers!
It’s important to note that approval is not guaranteed. Each application is carefully reviewed to ensure that scholarships are awarded to candidates who align with our criteria. If your application is approved, we will contact you to confirm the scholarships you have been granted and provide further details. This ensures that we allocate our funding efficiently and support individuals who are committed to making a positive impact in the communities we are here to serve. We recognize that for minors, parental or guardian consent may be required during the application process. This ensures that we have all the necessary information to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for participants.
As a scholarship recipient, you’ll have the chance to enrol in various courses, such as referee, table official, and coaching programs (Levels 1 and 2*). Once accredited, you’ll become an integral part of the basketball workforce and gain access to a wide range of job opportunities. ROC’s have the potential to earn a competitive income, with event rates ranging from £17.50 to £50 on average. By joining the LBA’s pool and benefiting from our partnership with AllOfficials.co.uk, you’ll receive regular job notifications and be able to secure positions within the wider basketball community.
In addition to our courses, we also offer a Deposit and Pay Back Scheme, which removes the financial barrier that may hinder your career progression. When you apply for the LBA scholarship, you have the chance to qualify for a scholarship that allows you to pay off the course fees by working an agreed amount of LBA sessions. This unique opportunity not only enables you to kickstart your career without upfront costs but also provides valuable hands-on experience and community engagement.