Sumners Slam Dunk

Harlow Young Labour held their first event on Sunday, 3rd September with great success.


Following the group’s refurbishment of the Sumners Basketball Court the previous day, Harlow Young Labour hosted the Sumners Slam Dunk to relaunch the improved site.

The day proved to be a massive hit with members of the local community, with many children and parents coming down to view the revamped court and take part in the free basketball lessons led by former Harlow Hawks player Gareth Dickson.

Winners of the three-on-three basketball tournament each won two cinema tickets courtesy of Cineworld and the winner of the shooting competition, Callum, won a trophy kindly supplied by Decathlon.

Harlow Young Labour would also like to thank Decathlon for donating the basketballs used on the day which were given to Water Lane Primary School after the event.

“It’s wonderful to see the community come together for a good cause,” a representative for the Harlow Hawks Basketball Club said. “Some of the kids and parents may not have played basketball before or have had the opportunity, so hopefully we’ve provided a great experience for the kids and maybe get them more interested in playing sports.”

Harlow Young Labour hope this will be the first of many events helping to bring the community together and improve the local area.


Patrick Watts, a Harlow Young Labour member who spearheaded the campaign and led the organisation of the event said “I really wanted to make the event happen. There are areas of concern within the town and seeing everyone come together creates so much positivity. It was the best feeling when it all came together.”

The event could not have happened were it not for the work and support of Harlow Young Labour members, Harlow Labour members, community members and the donations from the following companies:

  • Harold Park Firewood and logs - donated all of the wooden panelling 
  • Sam's - paint and screws
  • Decathlon - nets, balls and trophy
  • Food Shop Staple Tye - donated waters
  • Herald pub -  buffet food
  • Cortlands - donated the Skip
  • Cineworld -  £100 worth of vouchers
  • Sound Choice Group Ltd - soundsystems


Harlow Young Labour would also like to give thanks to Harlow Hawks Basketball Club for their support. Anyone interested in finding out more about the club or getting involved should visit






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