Aby Chapman goes on the attack during her junior game in Hervey Bay.
Aby Chapman goes on the attack during her junior game in Hervey Bay.

Junior basketballers having a ball

FRASER Coast juniors are having hoops of fun playing basketball.

Just look at the numbers playing the game in Maryborough and Hervey Bay.

There are currently 38 junior teams taking to the courts every Friday night in Maryborough.

Thirty enthusiastic mini ballers are also learning the skills of the game at 3.30pm every Friday

These youngsters are aged between four and seven and they play a modified version of the game.

There might even be a future star in the junior ranks, someone who might just follow in the giant footsteps of Maryborough’s champion basketballer, Larry Sengstock.

Sengstock, who represented in four Olympics, won five NBL Championships and who was inducted into the NBL Hall of Fame in 2001, started his career on the Ariadne Street courts.

He was taught the fundamentals of the game by Ray Alloway, a man who still coaches the juniors.

Any youngster interested in playing in Maryborough can contact Ray or Elva Alloway 4122 1857.

Basketball is also the name of the game at the Hervey Bay PCYC every Tuesday afternoon as far as juniors are concerned and there is still room for more to go along and have shot at playing.

The under 12 age groups play at 4pm while the under 16s hit the court at 5.15pm.

For more information on the Hervey Bay Basketball Club, contact Margaret Harris on 0407 286 507.



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