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Welcome to The Derby Trailblazers Basketball Academy webpages. The Academy is a partnership between Noel-Baker Sixth Form, Derby College and the Derby Trailblazers Basketball Club. It is headed by Coach Matt Shaw.


The Academy has grown rapidly throughout its short life.

This year there are over 40 boys and girls studying at

Noel-Baker and Derby College.


The Academy is aimed at males and females aged 16-19 who wish to combine education and elite sport. Academy students enrol in full time education in their chosen subjects in addition to following a busy weekly basketball training programme.


Our web pages aim to keep people informed about recent Academy news and results. We also provide information to prospective students and parents.


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dynamik national champions

Noel-Baker School’s U17 Men’s Basketball Team ended their season in style, by winning the Dynamik National Schools Championship Final.


Their 76-63 win over City of London Academy was sparked by a 29 point / 10 rebound double from Brian Amabilino Perez, who also added two steals, three assists and three blocked shots to an impressive stat-line.


Leighton Elliott-Sewell also impressed with fourteen points, eight rebounds, three steals, two assists and two blocks... SEE MORE

Noel-Baker U17s: Dynamik National Basketball Champions