24 July 2018

Basketball ACT’s Holiday Hoops camps a slam dunk

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“The camps went really well, the kids were so excited!”

“The camps went really well, the kids were so excited!”

Basketball ACT’s Holiday Hoops camps were a hit these past school holidays! The camps were run at Belconnen Basketball Stadium and, for the very first time, Tuggeranong Southern Cross Stadium, giving kids all across Canberra the chance to get involved in the sport.

“The camps went really well, the kids were so excited!” said Basketball ACT’s Development Officer Reece Kaye. “Our coaches were awesome and kept the kids engaged.”

The camps kicked off at Belconnen Basketball Stadium with kids being run through a variety of skill drills, games and even a visit to the movies!

Numbers were up these holidays with plenty of old faces returning to the camps as well as some new hoopers coming up through our Aussie Hoops and 8 & Under programs.

Fellow Basketball ACT Development Officer Chloe Tugliach says it was great to see so many kids involved in the camps.

“It was fantastic!” said Tugliach. “We had so much fun, there were a lot more kids than our last camp and we saw lots of new faces which is exciting!”

For the very first time, kids south of Canberra had the chance to get involved in the action at Tuggeranong Stadium.

“We will definitely be holding camps there again!” said Tugliach.

Currently playing for the Tuggeranong Vikings in Basketball ACT’s Premier League, Reece is no stranger to the region but says that it was important for them to give everyone the chance to play.

“We are looking to expand southside so it was great to have a successful camp there,” said Kaye. “Our ultimate goal is to grow basketball and this is a great way to do it.”

With another successful round of holiday camps done and dusted, we can’t wait to see all of our talented youngsters back on the court again next holidays!

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Woden Valley Community Council6:36 pm 28 Jul 18

Your comments about expanding basketball services to the southside is welcome news to the Woden Valley Community Council.

Basketball is very popular in our region and with Woden being centrally located with great public transport access from the surrounding districts, it is an obvious place to build a new multi purpose sports hall.

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