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September 14th 2021

City Of Leeds Basketball Club are excited to announce the return of Katie Lamond as Head Coach for the U16 and U18 girls programmes.

Katie is a Basketball England Level 3 coach and an All Girls Ambassador for the National Governing body.

Katie graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a BSC in Sports Coaching and started her basketball journey with our Leeds programme. 

She currently works in Primary education at Alwoodley Primary School, where she works as a sports specialist, managing, developing and delivering physical education within the school.

She has consistently been involved in the regional performance pathway, working with both Yorkshire representative sides, and within the NGB’s Aspire programme. 

Furthermore, she has travelled to a number of countries delivering sports and education initiatives. These include South Africa and China and she was a lead coach for our exchange programme with PAS Giannena in Greece.

COLBC Director Matt Newby commented on Katie’s reappointment: 

“It’s really important that we continue to foster opportunities for young women in our sport, and Katie is an excellent example of someone who has taken every opportunity that the club has given her. She continues to give back to the club in a number of ways, not only coaching within our community and Junior National league Programmes, but being a visible role model to the girls and young women who represent our club.”

After 18 months away from competition Katie is excited to back on the floor saying: “In recent weeks the U16 and U18 groups have assembled and the atmosphere in the gym has been fantastic. It’s vital that the young women continue to be presented with opportunities to train, compete and set the standard for the younger girls in the programme. There’s a great deal of room for growth with this cohort and it will be great to see how they respond to the challenges of the 2021/2022 season.

For any girls wishing to join our club or community sessions, please contact foundation@cityofleedsbasketballclub.co.uk for full info.