Wild­cats he­roes to share their court skills

Broome Advertiser - - Sport - Carly Laden

As­pir­ing play­ers will have the chance to hone their skills with two Aus­tralian bas­ket­ball leg­ends at a Bas­ket­ball Skills Camp at the Broome Re­cre­ation and Aquatic Cen­tre from April 1618.

Perth Wild­cats leg­ends Tony “The Bear” Ron­ald­son and Paul Rogers will be the head coaches of the in­au­gu­ral camp, which has been de­vel­oped by the Kim­ber­ley Bas­ket­ball Acad­emy in col­lab­o­ra­tion with RJG Sports and Events.

Young play­ers aged 12-18 will be put through a series of phys­i­o­log­i­cal tests and in­ten­sive skills ses­sions, and will also learn about nu­tri­tion and well­be­ing.

The camp will also give at­ten­dees ex­po­sure to pro­fes­sional ath­letes and coaches.

Ron­ald­son is an Aus­tralian Bas­ket­ball Hall of Famer, a twotime Olympian, a Com­mon­wealth Games gold medal­list and a two-time NBL Cham­pi­onship player with many records to his name.

Rogers was a 2.1m cen­tre who got his start with the Wild­cats at age 18, which then led to a ca­reer in the NBA and a stint in Spain.

Rogers has also played in the Syd­ney and Athens Olympics, and was a gold medal­list in the 2006 Com­mon­wealth Games.

Other coaches for the up­com­ing camp will in­clude Kim­ber­ley Bas­ket­ball Acad­emy head coach Nick Lin­ton, State Bas­ket­ball League head coach and player Dion Dagostino and for­mer Perth Wild­cats cham­pi­onship player Ryan Gar­diner.

Pic­ture: Lin­coln Baker

Perth Wild­cats leg­ends Paul Rodgers and Tony Ron­ald­son, pic­tured with Eric Wat­ter­son, cen­tre.

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