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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 is one of 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

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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.

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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.

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COACH

Joseba started playing Basketball in the Ardoi basketball club at the age of 11. When he was 16 years old while he was playing he decided to start coaching U-14 boys and girls teams. Since then he has been coaching in the same club. He has also been an assistant coach for the Navarra Regional Team during the years 2013-2015. Joseba moved to London at the beginning of the season and he joined the Love Basketball Academy where he is coaching the London Little Blues in the Premier division at the London Metropolitan Basketball League.

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COACH

Olivia Bauer was born in 1998 in Italy where she started playing basketball at the age of 9. At 11 she moved to Austria where she continued her career. Olivia was in the selection of the Austrian basketball national team in 2014 and 2016 with which she played on many international tournaments. In Austria she started coaching the u12 team of “Vienna 87”. In 2017 she won the Premier League and the Women’s Cup with the London Sharks. Currently she is coaching the London Bumblebees at London Koalas. Olivia is a young coach who enjoys motivating and working with people in order to help them achieve their sports related dreams!