Sampson Onuoha, currently u14 National League basketball player with Barking RDF Lions, was scouted at the North East district trials in Havering, alongside other players in the borough of Barking, Dagenham & Redbridge.
Sampson attended an u13 London Regional tournament in April and from then was invited to train at the regional development training, where he was selected to join the London u13 Regional squad to compete against the best of u13 in the country.
Sampson and his teammates went on to win the tournament in Manchester, displaying great effort and sportsmanship, we are so proud of Sampson as he continues to find ways to develop and hasn't shown any sign of stopping, with players like Sampson the future of British Basketball is bright, there is no limit to the greatness that Sampson Onuoha will achieve.
We have a lot of time for Sampson, as he is so willing to learn and is developing great basketball habits on and off the court.
Sampson is respectful, teachable and a great teammate.
Stay focused in your studies, continue to enjoy your basketball and work hard.
Interesting Facts about Sampson:
Favourite food: Pasta and Jollof Rice
Hobby: Basketball,Athletics and Arts
What other activities do you enjoy: Baking & Music
What’s your future goals/aspirations: Basketball Development, U15 England National Team excel in GCSE and SAT. and NCAA Scholarship
Sampson Onuoha's amazing artwork below.
Congratulations to Sampson Onuoha who is currently in Manchester after being selected to represent London in the 2018 U13 Regional Development Tournament, with the hopes of representing England one day in international basketball tournaments.
This is a great part of Sampson’s journey, as he will learn so much and have the opportunity to compete against some of he best U13’s across England.
Sampson standing at 6’1 being only 12 years old, teachable, hard-working and very respectful has a bright future, he came to RDF Lions with the aim to develop and he is very committed to all his practice sessions, very focused and will have a very bright future ahead of him.
Sampson will be representing Barking RDF Lions U14 in the 2018/19 season, we are behind you Sampson and will continue to do our best to awaken and develop all the potential and ability you have.
We are delighted to offer FREE basketball sessions for girls in partnership with Streetgames. Every Sunday from 12:30-1:30pm at Old Dagenham Park, Ballards Road, Dagenham RM10 9AR.
We encourage all abilities to come and try our FUN basketball sessions, where you can learn new skills and make new friends.
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water.
Come as you are, we look forward to welcoming you.
Please fill out the form below:
Adeyemi known as Yemi joined RDF Lions in the spring of 2017, Yemi and a few friends.
At the time we was considering pulling out of the u18 division just because we found at the time not a lot of young people was interested in playing for an u18 basketball team, but Yemi constantly showed determination and would message his coach at the time pleading to have an u18 basketball team, so the request was granted and the u18 ended up finishing 3rd in their competition, Yemi showed determination and commitment throughout the whole year putting himself in a great position to expand and embrace his basketball journey.
Yemi being very young also saw the need to get a part time job alongside his studies to ensure that he can pay for his training fees, after doing late night shifts he would be determined and ready to train 1-1 sessions the next morning, Yemi has come a very long way and has progressed so much since we have started working with him, and we all are happy and excited for him to pursue his dreams.
Yemi: ''By going to America I want to test myself against the best players of the sport and see if I can achieve my dream of making it to the NBA and being a professional athlete.
RDF has taught me so much about myself and the way I play and the importance of team communication and chemistry, they have given me 1-1 sessions to improve my skills and have kept me encouraged and motivated through tough times.
My inspiration is Allen Iverson who is only an inch taller than me and went through many hardships on his journey to the NBA, one of which was being falsely sent to prison also the way he plays like he is not afraid of taller people, his journey has inspired me.''
Yemi standing at 5''11, 165lb 17 years old.
Yemi has great leadership skills, and has a very bright future.
We are behind you every step of the way Yemi and we hope that you achieve your dreams.
What a fantastic way to end the year 2017/18 basketball season, for all of the young players who participated in the season, London youth games, north east district competition, parents, volunteers, coaches, admin, Decathlon, London lions, CBL, London borough of Barking & Dagenham, Havering Active, Riverside Campus, Bower Park Academy, The Campion school, Jo Richardson, Warren Leisure Centre, Kingsley Hall, London Sport, Streetgames.... The list goes on... We would like to say thank you from our hearts, everything we managed to achieve this season is because of you all.
Our first ever awards ceremony was definitely a huge success, we was able to present awards to our
u12's, u14, u16 and u18 boys.
Most Valuable Player = MVP
Most Improved Player = MIP
MVP - Alban
MIP - Jeremie
MVP - Jem
MIP - Gab
MVP - Paul
MIP - Ignas
MVP - Josh S
MIP - Josh L
MVP - Yemi
MIP - Hassan
Decathlon Award Runner Up
Thank you for such a great season!!!
Proud of you all.
WE ARE FILLED WITH EXCITEMENT
THE FIRST EVER RDF AWARDS CEREMONY
This will be a chance for all of the RDF basketball players to be celebrated for their outstanding achievements and contributions throughout the year 2017/18, we would like to invite all members new and old to the event.
We will try to stay on schedule in the event so that we can make the most of the day, please try your best to make it on time.
Below is the schedule:
11am - 11:30am food & refreshments, networking.
11:30am - 11:45 Introduction
11:45 - 12:45 Awards
12:45 - 1:45pm Pictures, RDF Player Agreement, networking.
If you are a new player who has been given an unconditional offer to play on the RDF team, please try to attend as we will be handing out RDF Player Agreement, when you arrive please speak to a member of RDF to be given one to fill out.
Please let us take this opportunity to meet and discuss ideas and thoughts in regards to how we can make 2018/19 season the best season yet.
We will have a few booth's on the day
Pictures booth for players (for the upcoming season, headshot photos)
Volunteering Booth (sign up players & parents to help out on game days, fundraising, travelling etc)
Social Media, Communication (finding the easiest ways to communicate with players, parents etc.)
Please let Coach Lamar know that you'll be attending, so that we know what to prepare for the day.
Thank you so much
Looking forward to seeing you all :)
Great day for RDF
Announcing partnership with Decathlon UK, to help steer the youth into more sporting activities, Decathlon an international sports provider operating in many countries creating great opportunities for all people to participate in sport, RDF is pleased to be working with such a great company as Decathlon and hope's that this partnership will encourage much more young people to engage in regular training sessions, creating an exciting training experience for the youth at RDF.
The partnership will see the two companies working together to facilitate the needs of young people within RDF and seeing how the partnership will impact the community and bring people together through sports.
check out the Decathlon website for great sporting equipment.