BHM: Topcats Celebrating Alumni – Arek Deng

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🏀 Started playing for Brixton TopCats 1995-99 when she first arrived in the UK

🏀 BA in International relations (University of Delaware), MSC in Development and Refugee (London South Bank University)

🏀 Basketball career spanning over a decade:
• 1996-2001 England U16 & U18
• 1999-2001 Blair Academy, USA
• 2002-2006 University of Delaware
• 2006-2007 Pleyber Christ Club, France
• 2006 – 2012 Director, Deng Camp
• 2007-2009 GB Women’s National Team
• 2008-2011 Sevenoaks Suns – Player/Coach

🏀 The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (2010-2012)

🏀 In the lead up to the 2012 London Olympic Games, worked at the LOCOG as Regional Coordinator for Africa.

🏀 Has also coached in China as part of the TenSquared program, Rapid Results teams

✨CEO of the Luol Deng Foundation (2009-present) The Foundation focuses on developing leadership skills in children through sports & Education, as well as inspiring the South Sudanese diaspora community to serve their country and to work together across tribal boundaries-

✨ 2013 – Present Catalyst (Consultant), Rapid Results Institute. Her work involved training healthcare workers in Sierra Leone to kickstart changes in the high numbers of Mother and Child mortality rates



2020/21 Fixtures to be confirmed.

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