Inspire

Jacob Farrington

Jacob Farrington

Sports Award

Age:
17

Biography

I've been playing basketball since I was 11 years old for Leicester Riders and now Loughborough College. It's a great game, fast, high scoring and very disciplined and needs good fitness and coordination. It can be played by everyone for fun and more seriously in competition as I've played with my Mum , Dad and two younger brothers and also in leagues.

JHMT's Support

I am getting on really well in both basketball and my studies. It's been quite hard at times being away from home during the week but I've got some new friends and enjoying it. I'm training hard in three early morning session per week and have played in 5 games in the Under 19 NBL for Loughborough College.

On 6th November I scored 4 points with 15 minute game time against Nottingham Academy where we won 64 - 85. I felt that I did well as one the the youngest players driving to the basket and getting the layups. My zone defence was good getting turn overs from Nottingham.

21st November we played Moulton College in Northamptonshire in a cup game and won 60 - 28. I had a good defensive game, scored 6 points, got 3 assists and 3 blocks.

14th November we played in the AoC National Championships in Nottingham where we had 6 games. Won all 6 game, five easily and on by just one point. We are now going to take part Nationally representing the East Midlands playing the other regions across the country.

I've been playing basketball since I was 11 years old for Leicester Riders and now Loughborough College. It's a great game, fast, high scoring and very disciplined and needs good fitness and coordination. It can be played by everyone for fun and more seriously in competition as I've played with my Mum , Dad and two younger brothers and also in leagues.

Jacob said: 'The Inspire award means a lot to me as it will really help towards developing my skills in basketball and in my academic studies.'

Simon Taylor, Inspire lead, said: 'Jacob has shown through his efforts and achievements how dedication and effort are required to make the most of your skills and we are delighted to support him as he develops to his full potential.'

Blog

Jacob Farrington

Posted: 16th Jul, 2019

Just completed my first year at College and looking forward to a holiday with my family in our caravan in Wales, must try to keep fit with no basket ball for a few weeks. I've really enjoyed the last year... Read More »

Back to College

Posted: 14th Jan, 2019

Back to studies and basketball at college and straight into a game on 9th January against Upper School Academy, Bury St Edmunds. The score was 71 points to 50 to them but we thought that we put in a good... Read More »

New term

Posted: 14th Jan, 2019

Started a new term at college and back into studies and basketball. First game of 2019 on 9th January was against Upper School Academy, Bury St Edmunds. It was are hard game especially after a two week... Read More »

JHMT

Posted: 10th Dec, 2018

Thank you JHMT for your support and award and T shirt. Busy getting assignments in before Christmas, training hard early mornings and playing games on Wednesday Afternoons.