Copleston High School established it’s Basketball Academy in 2008, giving the opportunity for talented basketball players to work every day with a high quality coach in an elite development environment.

The mission of the Academy is to provide a situation similar to that found on mainland Europe and in the United States where basketball is scheduled throughout the day around an athlete’s education as well as before and after school.

Our vision is to aid the development from good junior level players to players that can have a successful career at the senior level, either here in the UK alongside their chosen career or preparing players for professional basketball careers.

In 2010, Ipswich Basketball Academy and Copleston High School was announced as a provider of the AASE (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence) programme. By 2012 Copleston had the second largest number of students enrolled on the programme in the UK demonstrating it as a centre that contains the environment and practices needed to nurture future international and professional basketball players.

Ipswich Basketball Academy is committed to providing a high performance program. The school has three basketball coaches and additional dedicated support staff in areas of strength and conditioning and physiotherapy.