Grenfell Memorial Basketball Tournament 2024

by LONDON KNIGHTS in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Grenfell Memorial Basketball Tournament 2024
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On 19th June 2024 we successfully raised £2,250 with 43 supporters in 28 days

Grenfell Memorial Basketball Tournament commemorates tragic event that devastated North Kensington community on June 14, 2017.

by LONDON KNIGHTS in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

What, where, when?

Grenfell Memorial U12, U14, U16 and U18 basketball tournament

Sport hall of Kensington Leisure Centre (at the footstep of Grenfell Tower)

Sunday, June 16, 2024

10:00 - 17:00

Who are we and what we do?

LONDON KNIGHTS is Basketball England registered basketball club, est 1997, with a developed junior basketball program, from 4 to 19 years of age. 

We are an all inclusive, non selective community basketball club. Regardless of the age and previous basketball experience, every child will be able to learn to play basketball with us. We have 4 years old beginners but 16 years old as well.

London Knights BC' home court is in Kensington Leisure Centre but we run sessions in Kensington Aldridge Academy, Westminster Academy, Little Venice Sports Centre, King Solomon Academy, Church Street Sports Centre and St John Bosco (Battersea). We used to run junior sessions in Haverstock School (Camden) and Chelsea Academy but, due to the school Covid policy we are still on pause.


This program is subsidised by the Sports Department of RBKC to acknowledge the importance of our work with these underrepresented categories. Our Club is proud to present our U6, U8 and U10 basketball sessions.


In partnership with the Sports Department of RBKC we deliver tailored, weekly sessions for SEN statement-ed children, every Monday 5-6pm in Kensington LC. This is not wheelchair basketball but tackles all other categories of disabilities that often go unnoticed and that are not obvious. 


This is where the most boys are gathered. U10 mixed, U12 mixed, U14 and U16 teams are competing in the central venue CBL league. This is where our need is the greatest - to enable additional weekly sessions for our competitive teams. 


Our Club priority since the 2021/22 season is to develop girls competitive basketball and we are proud to have two girls teams competing in London CBL league. Any girl joining our program will be highly treasured!


Continuation of the program delivered last year in partnership with Sport England, in attempt to bring back to active sport women from the low socio-economic background. We run tailored women’s basketball sessions, every Thursday 6.30-8.00pm in Jubilee LC.


Another program delivered in partnership with RBKC to engage our senior residents. We organise senior basketball scrimmage, every Wednesday 8.00-10.00pm in Kensington LC.


We run half-term basketball camps, as well as well as term break ones and summer basketball camps. 


We run basketball after school clubs in Chelsea Academy and still deliver basketball provision in number of local schools including Kensington Aldridge Academy, Holland Park School, Haverstock School, Westminster Academy, Southbank International School.... 


Why are we crowdfunding?

LONDON KNIGHTS organises the Grenfell Memorial Basketball Tournament to commemorate tragic event that has devastated North Kensington community. By being a local Club to Kensington Leisure Centre and KAA, all our members have been affected with this tragedy. To preserve the memory of 72 lives lost in the inferno, the Tournament will line up 72 young players in the morning and further 72 in the afternoon. This tragedy shall not be forgotten. It should never happen again!


How we’ll spend the money raised

LONDON KNIGHTS BC, with help of our partners (FC Arsenal, London Lions BC, London Basketball Association and NBA London office) will  cover some expenses (refereeing, coaching, refreshments, DJ, trophies, awards etc.) of the Grenfell Junior Basketball Tournament. Support from GLL and RBKC Council in securing the Venue is highly appreciated. With joint effort, we believe we can offer the community overshadowed with this North Kensington tragedy - a celebration of Youth!

This year we plan to print additional 144 t-shirts for all participants of GMBT.


Community impact

LONDON KNIGHTS BC is a club with vast experience in organising tournaments (we organised an international tournament with 8 clubs), games (national and local league, international friendlies). We can assure you that the tournament organisation can satisfy all safety and other related criteria.  Basketball Club LONDON KNIGHTS organized the first Grenfell Junior Basketball Tournament in 2019 with the idea to commemorate the tragic event and engage young people in sport. We had around 100 participants. Our idea is to make it traditional and have more participants and spectators each time. Unfortunately, due to the COVID crises, we were unable to organise it in the past two years. This year we are looking forward to organising it again and engaging as many local youngsters as possible.

Tournament will bring together children from the local basketball Clubs, their parents, relatives, neighbors (who live at the footstep of Grenfell Tower) and any other RBKC resident interested in sport. This tragic event has shaped the lives of so many of our junior members who live in the vicinity of Kensington LC and Grenfell Tower. Vast majority of children are from the local primary schools (Thomas Jones, Oxford Gardens, Bevington Primary, Colville Primary, Fox Primary, St Mary's Abbots, St Barnabas School etc...) and secondary schools (St Charles, Kensington Aldridge Academy, Holland Park School, Chelsea Academy, Thomas Moore School etc...). The same background applies to Westside and Huskies; both clubs running weekly basketball sessions in Kensington LC.

We are certain that the Tournament will be welcomed by the local community as always.


How we play our part

Grenfell Junior Basketball Tournament is promoted through Grenfell Basketball Tournament page on our web-site, wide social media, local shops notice boards or advertisement screens, local organisations posts such as: Latymer Community Church, Curve, Grenfell United etc. We liaison with The parks Team to post Tournament posters at the Park information boards throughout the Borough. 

Fundraise for us. We display all benefactors of the Tournament logos, alongside London Knights BC, RBKC and GLL.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£500 or more

7 SAKA worn uniform

Arsenal Player Worn Shirt and shorts - 7 SAKA as a member of the Men's First Team squad from the 2022/23 season as shown on the box. * Arsenal FC letter stating authenticity and that the item was donated to LONDON KNIGHTS in assistance with the fundraising for Grenfell Memorial Basketball Tournament. *Collection on the day of Tournament, Sunday, June 16, 10:00-17:00

£20 or more

0 of 9 claimed

Women THE CAMEL T-shirt

Yellow, blue or black heavyweight organic *Collection on the day of Tournament, Sunday, June 16, 10:00-17:00

£25 or more

1 of 7 claimed


London Knights Basketball Club t-shirt BLUE *Collection on the day of Tournament, Sunday, June 16, 10:00-17:00

£30 or more

3 of 12 claimed


London Knights Basketball Club t-shirt (Neutral) RED *Collection on the day of Tournament, Sunday, June 16, 10:00-17:00

£35 or more

3 of 50 claimed

NBA Junior t-shirt

Official donation: NBA Junior t-shirt White *Collection on the day of Tournament, Sunday, June 16, 10:00-17:00

£45 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Arsenal Bottle Opener and Wine Bottle Stopper set

Official donation: ARSENAL FC *Collection on the day of Tournament, Sunday, June 16, 10:00-17:00

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Arsenal Red Leather Card holder & Keyring Set

Official donation: ARSENAL FC *Collection on the day of Tournament, Sunday, June 16, 10:00-17:00

£55 or more

3 of 100 claimed


Official donation: NBA GOLD ball *Collection on the day of Tournament, Sunday, June 16, 10:00-17:00

£60 or more

0 of 5 claimed

The London Balloon Shop, part of Oscars Den

15% off all balloon orders of £200+ from The code will be generated after the Tournament but should you need it earlier please write to [email protected]

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

4 Tickets for London Lions fixture of your choice

One reward of 4 tickets for any of home games in Copper Box Arena, Stratford *Collection on the day of Tournament, Sunday, June 16, 10:00-17:00

£80 or more

1 of 1 claimed

NIKE KD15 trainers, size UK8

Children basketball trainers NIKE KD15 Color: Old Royal/ Glacier Blue *Collection on the day of Tournament, Sunday, June 16, 10:00-17:00

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