Local basketball organisers say the time is right to bring basketball back to the Bay. The first call to arms is for junior players.
Local basketball organisers say the time is right to bring basketball back to the Bay. The first call to arms is for junior players.

Junior basketball bounces back

BASKETBALL: Hervey Bay basketball is on the way back with a number of new initiatives set to be put in place over the next few months.

To start the ball bouncing a sign on day for junior players and senior woman will be held at PCYC this Tuesday afternoon from 4pm onwards.

Local basketball co-coordinator, Margaret Harris, said the club was planning to start the season with a junior competition for players 8 years and up on Tuesday nights.

“We hope to have an under-10, under-12 and under-14 competition, but it will depend on numbers,” she said.

“Parents who would like to assist in running the competitions and coaching are asked to also come along this Tuesday to put their names down.”

A senior women's competition for Tuesday night is also planned and team captain’s and players should nominate or contact Margaret on 0407 286 507.

“Just a few years ago basketball was one of the big sports in the bay and we hope to bring it back,” Margaret said.

One of the suggestions being looked at is a junior competition on a Saturday morning with games being played at PCYC and also at the local TAFE.

Wide Bay TAFE has already intimated that they are supportive of any idea to promote junior basketball in the community.



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