Al­ways has time for bas­ket­ball

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - SPORT - Jil­lian McKee

THOMAS Reid works full-time and jug­gles six chil­dren of his own, but still spends 30 hours a week volunteering for St Clair Bas­ket­ball Club.

Coach­ing six teams and over­see­ing more than 25, Mr Reid lives and breathes bas­ket­ball, and even runs boot camps in school hol­i­days.

Michelle Parkes said Mr Reid had changed her daugh­ter’s at­ti­tude to­wards sport.

“I went from hav­ing a child who wanted to quit the sport to one that now loves it and wants the best for her team,” she said.

Mr Reid has been nom­i­nated for a Newslo­cal’s Ju­nior Sports Star Award, spon­sored by Rebel with 7 News as the of­fi­cial media part­ner, in the Ser­vice to Sport cat­e­gory.

To nom­i­nate some­one, visit ju­nior­sportsstar.com.au or email jss@newslo­cal.com.au. En­tries close Oc­to­ber 23.

Pic­ture: PETER KELLY

Thomas Reid lives breathes bas­ket­ball.

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