THUNDER U18’S MEN REACH NATIONAL FINAL
Thunder’s U18’s men reached the final 2 out of 128 teams entered in the National Cup. The match was a close affair with Thunder trailing 47-49 at the start of the final quarter. Unfortunately, they could not find a way through the Myerscough Spinners defence and the team from Preston ran out 68-55 winners. Thunder’s star man was their England international Josh Edwards who top scored with 23 points including 6 rebounds.
FUSION HOST FIRST BRITISH PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH AT THE THUNDERDOME
Fusion men’s senior team hosted Halton 1 from Cheshire and achieved a resounding 7-1 victory recording their first win of the season.
Fusion host international legends match
Fusion Table Tennis have celebrated the grand opening of their new 14 table home in the Thunderdome by hosting an international legends match featuring former world champions Jan-Ove Waldner & Jorgen Persson.
Surrey Canal Sports Foundation sponsors Lewisham Borough FC
The Surrey Canal Sports Foundation have sponsored Lewisham Borough (Community) FC for the 2014/15 season. Lewisham Borough are a community club who play on the Ladywell Arena, Catford and this sponsorship will provide them with new kits, training equipment, transport and admin costs.
Official opening of the Thunderdome
Sir Steve Bullock, the Mayor of Lewisham, has opened the Thunderdome, the new home of London Thunder Basketball and Fusion Table Tennis. The Thunderdome is an interim facility on the New Bermondsey site while the plans for Energize are being developed. Home to 2 basketball courts and 14 table tennis tables, the Thunderdome has quickly established itself as one of London’s most exciting new sports venues, and has been made possible by the support of Renewal, Lewisham Council, the L&Q Foundation and Basketball England in partnership with the Surrey Canal Sports Foundation.
OnSide launch partnership with the SCSF to create a Youth Zone at Energize
OnSide have launched a partnership with the Surrey Canal Sports Foundation and New Bermondsey developer Renewal to build a Youth Zone within Engerize, serving the young people of Lewisham and Southwark.
Based on their existing model, the Youth Zone at Energize will be open 52 weeks a year, seven days a week, giving young people aged 8 – 19 and those up to 25 with a disability, a place to socialise, be creative and inspire one another in their free time. Young people would be able to take part in a range of activities including dance, sport fitness, music and media and all for just 50p per visit.
For more information on Youth Zones and Onside see the below link.
Lewisham pledge £500,000 towards Energize
Lewisham Council has pledged £500,000 towards the Energize building. This is subject to numerous hurdles, box ticking and full mayor and cabinet approval before turning into a binding commitment.
Thunder receive Olympic Legacy seats
Two hundred spectator seats which were part of the Aquatic Centre during the London 2012 Olympics have been given to Lewisham Thunder. These seats have been used to create a show court in the Thunderdome.
Outline planning permission granted for Energize
Lewisham Council has granted an updated outline planning consent for Energize. Providing facilities for a wide range of sports, Energize will be a multi-storey building, centered around a 3,000 seat show court.
Sport England application moved to New Strategic Facilities Fund
Sport England write to the SCSF informing that the application for funding has been moved from the Iconic Facilities Fund to the new Strategic Facilities Fund.
“Sport England’s Project Committee has recently reviewed the Surrey Canal Sports project and progress made during this year. They remain supportive of the development, whilst acknowledging the significant challenges that a project of this scale has encountered. I can confirm that the committee has agreed for the project to move to our new fund with our existing £2M lottery allocation retained and that our teams continue to work together to bring this important scheme to fruition.”
The Surrey Canal Sports Foundation creates interim sports facility
In order to grow sport in New Bermondsey, the Surrey Canal Sports Foundation has granted current U18 national champions Lewisham Thunder Basketball, and recent national champions Fusion Table Tennis, user agreements on a large warehouse opposite where Energize will be and within the New Bermondsey development site, so that they can create an innovative interim sports facility. The new facility will provide:
- 2 basketball courts
- 14 table tennis tables
- Changing rooms
- Wheelchair store room
- A Canteen
Renewal commits £10 million towards Energize
Renewal, the developer behind the New Bermondsey regeneration, has committed £10m towards Energize, in that it is donating the land for Energize to the Surrey Canal Sports Foundation.
Sport England acknowledge application for ‘in principle’ funding
Sport England have acknowledged the application from Renewal, the developer behind the New Bermondsey regeneration, to be part of their Iconic Facilities Fund with an ‘in principle’ funding allocation of £2m for the sports facilities given.
Update: The end date for the Iconic Facilities Fund was reached and the application moved to the Strategic Facilities fund. This funding round has also now come to an end, and the SCSF is committed to re-engaging with Sport England as part of the current funding programme that runs from 2017 – 2021.
Steven Norris is announced as Chairman of the Surrey Canal Sports Foundation
The former Government Minister Steven Norris has accepted the role of Chairman of the Surrey Canal Sports Foundation. Steven brings a wealth of experience to the position and is the ideal candidate to lead the Foundation.