Milton Keynes Breakers Basketball Club is joining a national campaign which looks into how sport can be used as a solution to tackle serious violence.
Social enterprise 'Pluggin' has launched its 'Building Safer Communities Together campaign'.
As part of the campaign, Pluggin has launched a series of docushorts which will deep-dive into 5 UK cities over the next 4 years, lifting the lid on the 'issues and community-led solutions' for tackling serious violence and exploring how businesses can collaborate for brand social value to change the status quo.
In series 1 of 'Safe', Pluggin speaks to local basketball club Milton Keynes Breakers about their work with young people.
Milton Keynes Breakers Basketball Club is a community basketball club dedicated to developing basketball in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.
The club offers community basketball for boys and girls aged 4-18 across 6 centres and has also bought senior men’s basketball back to Milton Keynes after the MK Lions (now London Lions) departed for the capital in 2012.
The return of senior men’s basketball also coincided with Milton Keynes’ national recognition of City status.
Last year, the club was named National Community Club of the Year.
2022 also saw the launch of the Breakers Community Basketball League (CBL), a community-focused league that gives the club's young people an opportunity to play competitive games, whilst also acting as an environment to develop young coaches and officials.