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Basketball ACT kick starts 2019 with new Holiday Camps

BasketballACT 19 January 2019

Don’t miss out on the popular Holiday Hoops Camps. Photos: Supplied by Basketball ACT.

Returning from his recent tour of America with Basketball ACT’s National Performance Program (NPP) group, BACT’s Head of High Performance and UC Capitals assistance coach Phil Brown is starting the year off with a bang as he prepares for his school holiday camps.

Phil will be holding three camps these holidays, starting with the Super Camp next week. Each camp is designed to help juniors from every experience level develop and improve their basketball skills.

The camps will target the basic fundamentals of gameplay, with the introduction of a Specialist Shooting Camp and a Game Play camp.

“It’s been exciting to see not only the numbers but the range of kids,” said Brown about his latest camps. “We’ve got some rep players and we’ve got kids that are new to the sport so we’re able to support all those with various experience levels.”

For younger players of the game, Basketball ACT’s Development Officers will be holding their popular Holiday Hoops Camps.

The camps are a perfect opportunity for children to make friends, learn new skills, and most importantly have fun!

Basketball ACT Development Officer Chloe Tugliach (left) is excited for the holiday camps.

The January 29-30 Northside camp and January 31 – Feb. 1 Southside camp will both involve skills drills, games and a trip to the movies.

“I’m always excited for the holiday camps,” said Basketball ACT Development Officer Chloe Tugliach. “It’s always a lot of fun, that’s the thing with the camps.”

“It’s a lot of work but it’s definitely exciting and it will be Darcy’s first holiday camps so that’s going to be really funny, I think”, she added with a smile.

Having recently returned to Canberra after a standout season with North West Tasmania Thunder in SEABL last year, local talent Darcy Malone has recently joined Basketball ACT as a Development Officer and is looking forward to running his first set of camps.

Malone says that having a big group of kids who really enjoy playing basketball, even if they are new to the sport, is an exciting thing to be a part of.

“I think it’s a great way to spend your holiday rather than being bored,” said Malone.

“And basketball’s awesome, who wouldn’t want to play during the holidays, let’s be real,” Tugliach added.

More information on both camps can be found by clicking here.


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