Kareem Queeley

Kareem Queeley

Sports Award



Kareem Queeley, 15 years old, from Leicester is a member of the Leicester Basketball Club and a young man on a mission to play basketball at the highest level. Despite his tender years, Kareem has already packed a lot into such a short space of time at both club, regional and national levels of the sport.

Kareem is currently part of the England basketball national performance pathway and in both the England U14s squad and U15s development squad. At Club level, this popular talisman has played a pivotal role in the success of the junior teams in recent year’s culminating earlier this year withLeicester Warriors reaching the national final fours as a club (top 4) at U13's (finished 2nd) and U14s (finished 4th).

Warrior Coach Mebs Bachoo said: ‘

'Kareem is a very shy young polite lad with a lovely smile. His athleticism is amazing for his age & his talents & ability on a basketball court are brilliant to watch. Warriors coaches are so proud to have such a talented local lad living in the neighbourhood who’s at the beginning of his 'inspiring' journey.'

Kareem has also played for the Leicestershire County U13 team this year at his age group and went on to represent East Midlands who won the Inter Regional tournament. At the beginning of the year he was runner up in the annual and prestigious Leicester City Young Sportsperson of the Year Award category.

Kareem said’ I’m absolutely honoured to have been chosen to receive the support of a Inspire Award grant which will help me offset the costs and demands of travelling to national league and regional development basketball training and matches, as well as much need basketball kit and equipment. This opportunity also opens another chapter in my life to learn more about Trust’s work to create a greater awareness across the community about subtle heart conditions like SADS – Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome - which can strike anyone, anywhere without any warning and in particular young people between 12yrs – 35 year’s old.

‘I’m also looking forward to taking a leading role at the Warriors as the Trust’s ambassador to help create new generation of lifesavers in community sport so my playing colleagues have the necessary lifesaving CPR skills and are better prepared if someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest playing basketball.’

JHMT's Support

Kareem is a very shy young polite lad with a lovely smile. His athleticism is amazing for his age and his talents and ability on a basketball court are brilliant to watch.

Warriors coaches are so proud to have such a talented local lad living in the neighbourhood who’ is at the beginning of his 'inspiring' journey.



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