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Coaches

DAVID SALISBURY
DAVID SALISBURY
JABBAR  KASIM
JABBAR KASIM
LEWIS GABRIELE
LEWIS GABRIELE
MOJI ODUSANYA
MOJI ODUSANYA
NANA BOAKYE
NANA BOAKYE
RONNIE BAKER
RONNIE BAKER
ROZ MASON
ROZ MASON
SAIVY RAMEN
SAIVY RAMEN
WAYNE HENRY
WAYNE HENRY

DAVID SALISBURY

About DAVID SALISBURY

Dave played for several seasons in National League Division 2 and has coached for over a decade. He has played for and assisted some of the countries top coaches and is experienced in leading his own teams too. Dave has coached in Canada and the UK, working with both men and women from U12s to seniors. Dave credits basketball with expanding his world view, developing lasting friendships and teaching him lessons in life which have helped him succeed on and off the court. He aspires to use basketball as a vehicle to support young people to develop the life skills they need to be world class in whatever field they choose to progress in. Greatest Inspiration: Nelson Mandela
DAVID SALISBURY

DAVID SALISBURY's Team

U18 Young Men

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U14 Boys U14 Girls

JABBAR KASIM

About JABBAR KASIM

Jabbar has an extensive playing career, having played Al Shabab Basketball Club, Dubai. He has coached at Brixton Basketball Club for many years spanning 193 to date and has special relationships with many past Brixton players including Justin Robinson who holds him in extremely high regard.

Jabbar has great aspirations for Brixton Topcats and works hard to ensure players realise their dreams, in Jabbar’s eyes.. making it all the way to the NBA.

Greatest Inspiration: Jimmy Rogers

JABBAR  KASIM

JABBAR KASIM's Team

U16 Boys

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U14 Boys U14 Girls

LEWIS GABRIELE

About LEWIS GABRIELE

Lewis Gabriele has been a skills development coach since 2010 working with various age groups and abiliites. He is currently the Head of Basketball Operations at the Deng Academy, with experience of assistant coaching at London City Royals. Lewis is held in high regard by his teams due to the care he has for his players and his ability to communicate with them.

Greatest Inspiration: Ronnie Baker and his wonderful nan (in no particular order)

LEWIS GABRIELE

LEWIS GABRIELE's Team

U14 Boys

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U14 Girls U16 Boys

MOJI ODUSANYA

About MOJI ODUSANYA

Moji has an extensive playing career spanning 20 years playing Division 1 (now WBBL League) and has been part of the winning Division 2 team both as cup and league winners. Moji also played at Brunel University – 3 times league winnners.

Moji has been part of Brixton Topcats for 15 years with extensive experience of coaching girls and womens programmes. She has coached in the London Youth games for eight years with a strong four out of eight record of reaching the final four. Moji currently coaches on the Topcats girls programme and is proud to be part of the team to re-establish a strong girls programme as part of the Topcats Lady Topcats Can club strategy.

Greatest Inspirations: No 1 Mum (a strong hard working exemplar role model). Young people working hard and achieving despite hardships and struggles some have to endure.

MOJI ODUSANYA

MOJI ODUSANYA's Team

U18 Young Men

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U14 Boys U14 Girls

NANA BOAKYE

About NANA BOAKYE

Nana has experience of coaching junior National League basketball as well as Men’s Division 2 and 3 basketball. He has been coaching at Brixton Topcats since 2008, also coaching Kings College London University Women’s Team. Nana represents the club coaching at the London Youth Games on behalf of Lambeth.

Nana is renowned for his extremely supportive, reliable and gentle manner with youth at community sessions. He aspires to be the best he can be and simply to keep on learning as life progresses.

Greatest Inspirations: Jimmy Rogers

Nana is one of Brixton Topcats dedicated Community Sessions Coaches

NANA BOAKYE

NANA BOAKYE's Team

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U14 Boys U14 Girls

RONNIE BAKER

About RONNIE BAKER

Ronnie holds the record as the most capped player for England. He has had an extensive playing career ranging 30 years+ playing in 540 games, winning eight cups at BBL, with four league titles. Ronnie is a leader by example and when Ronnie speaks, people listen.

Jimmy Rogers held Ronnie in extremely high regard. He has been coaching with the Brixton Topcats for a number of years and is renowned for his discipline and motivation to be the best that one can be.

Greatest Inspiration: My mother

RONNIE BAKER

RONNIE BAKER's Team

U14 Boys

All Teams

U14 Girls U16 Boys

ROZ MASON

About ROZ MASON

Roz has extensive playing experience having played NCAA American College Basketball via scholarship at Manhatten College. She played professional basketball at a top levels in Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden and Israel and has been capped playing for England and Great Britain’s National Teams.

She has extensive coaching experience both locally at junior and senior levels and has coached Welsh Ladies Team as U16s England Apprentice Coach. Roz aspires to be a great teacher by remaining a student of the game.

Greatest Inspirations: Ronnie Baker and Lemn Sissay (Poet, winner of 2019 PEN Pinter Prize)

ROZ MASON

ROZ MASON's Team

U18 Young Men

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U14 Boys U14 Girls

SAIVY RAMEN

About SAIVY RAMEN

Saivy is a dedicated parent coach who emerged from the Brixton Topcats community and national league sessions. He has experience of coaching at Garfield Primary School and has been coaching with Topcats for a number of years now. Saivy is renowned for his big smile, commitment to the club and his caring nature, supporting every child to progress through the game of basketball.

Saivy’s aspirations are to activeily contribute to the progression of the Topcats, to keep Jimmy’s legacy in continued growth.

Greatest Inspiration: Jimmy Rogers

Saivy is one of Brixton Topcats dedicated Community Sessions Coaches

SAIVY RAMEN

SAIVY RAMEN's Team

U16 Boys

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U14 Boys U14 Girls

WAYNE HENRY

About WAYNE HENRY

Wayne has extensive playing as a former Brixton Topcat. His professional playing career spans Crystal Palace, London Towers and in the Euroleague, having played at Bamberg, Germany. Wayne won several league and cup titles throughout his playing career and his dedication to the game and the young people he coaches is second to none.

Wayne aspires to support young people to realise their dreams and potential both personally through education and life and through the game of basketball.

Greatest Inspirations: Jimmy Rogers, Geno Auriemma (American college basketball coach).

WAYNE HENRY

WAYNE HENRY's Team

U18 Young Men

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U14 Boys U14 Girls

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