As a team Swindon Shock was formed to assist young people in a transition stage from youth centres to club status. By joining the club young people were still able to go back into youth centres as a volunteers. In addition to volunteering and playing basketball, young people also got key opportunities to receive sporting qualifications, while picking up valuable experience assistant coaching. This in turn produced coaches for local authorities and schools in an area where we are struggling for after school clubs. To date Swindon Shock has coaches with Basketball, Wheelchair Basketball, Officiating, Table Officiating and Fitness Instructing.