West Thames College are proud sponsors of the CBL and an active partner of the LSB network.

West Thames have partnered with the London School of Basketball in creating a LSB West London Basketball Academy to provide an elite level basketball training and competitions program, alongside top-quality academic courses for aspiring young players in West London.

The Academy is led by former GB International and Commonwealth Games medal winner, Germayne Forbes – who is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most accomplished players to ever emerge out of West London.  After a storied playing career that has spanned the globe and has been showered with success, Forbes has returned home as a fully-qualified coach to pass on his skills, knowledge and know-how to the next generation of West London future-stars.

“Our aim at the academy is to connect with young players who haven’t yet been able to get the best out of themselves and help guide them towards unleashing their true potential as we provide them with the tools they need to build the futures they dream about for themselves.  So many fall off the track before they’ve really given their goals their best effort or even understand what their individual best effort really is.  We want to help correct that.  Ultimately nobody can do the work for you, but as long as you have all of the right information, better understand how to get the best out of yourself and have access to the places you want to get to, we believe the success rates in young people will increase dramatically.  I’m living proof that dedication and determination can lead you to your desired destination.  I want to show exactly what I did to get to where I got to and pass on all I’ve learned along the way to the next generation.”

West Thames Tigers compete in the Academies Basketball League (ABL), AoC and also the CBL – providing in excess of 30 games per season for academy players.  The team will also be travelling abroad to give players invaluable international experience and providing all the support necessary to open up opportunities for playing college basketball in America and competing for University scholarships, while also opening up links for European progression, for those who fit the criteria.

The Academy invites all players aged 16-17 to come along to a trial to see if you have what it takes to be a part of something special.

To secure an invite to trial for a place at the West Thames Basketball Academy, fill out the short application, which can be found here: