RESPECT TOO Programme, supported by Canon Medical Systems UK

In partnership with our sponsors, Canon Medical UK, The B. Braun Sheffield Sharks are delighted to offer a programme of activities designed to engage pupils in Key Stage 3 who are considered to be at risk of anti social behaviour and/or vulnerable to child criminal exploitation.

Delivered by The Sharks' professional players, the programme utilises the environment in and around basketball to deliver a range of positive activities for one afternoon a week for up to 6 weeks.

The sessions will take place at the brand new Canon Medical Arena, at Sheffield’s Olympic Legacy Park on Thursday afternoons between 12.30 and 2.30pm.

They will involve a pastoral support session with the players, as positive role models from diverse communities leading activities where young people will look at issues around building positive character traits, developing positive relationships along with how to look after their health and wellbeing. The aim is for the students to develop their understanding of the implications of their life choices and the impact that negative and/or anti-social behaviour can have on them, their families, friends and communities. Alongside the pastoral input, they will also take part in coached basketball sessions with the players.

This programme is intended as an early intervention/preventative initiative to try and steer young people away from anti social behaviour in their communities. With this in mind, the programme would be most suited to students in Key Stage 3.

Potential participants can be identified by considering the following as exemplar indicators of vulnerability:

  • Are they from a socially deprived background/living in poverty?

  • Is there a suspicion/evidence of neglect?

  • Is there an absent parent?

  • Have they encountered loss/grief?

  • Do they present as socially isolated within their peer group?

We are offering the programme to groups of between 6 and 10 pupils. Sheffield Sharks will provide transport to and from the sessions in our minibus.

For further information or to register your interest in this programme, please contact The Sharks’ Community Programme on 01142573180 or email