Islington Panthers Coaches

Will Akuffo

Known to our players as 'Coach Will', William Akuffo is Islington′s premier basketball coach. His sporting life actually began playing football. However, this ended when he suffered a knee injury. William was then advised to try basketball; and luckily for the Panthers he did, he has never looked back. With a career that spans over eight years, he has been coaching national and regional league teams in Islington. For the past five years his efforts have concentrated on nuturing young talent in the club.
William believes that sport can be a powerful tool in developing young leaders of our society. He says, 'Basketball is a game where players must work within a team, be highly self-disciplined and most importantly respect each other and the game. There is also a great value in competing. If you win, you learn that hard work is rewarded; if you lose you learn to pick yourself up and try again which will eventually result in success, not only for yourself, but the whole team'.