Wild­cats roar on road trip

Perth Wild­cats stars were as pop­u­lar as ever dur­ing their re­gional tour last week, which in­cluded stopovers in Nar­ro­gin and Katan­ning.

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Perth Wild­cats bas­ket­ballers were in the Great South­ern last week, vis­it­ing Katan­ning and Nar­ro­gin as part of their re­gional tour.

The play­ers vis­ited schools in the area and held two af­ter-school clin­ics, where they taught six to 12-year-olds ba­sic skills at Katan­ning Re­gional Leisure Cen­tre and Nar­ro­gin Re­gional Leisure Cen­tre.

Jesse Wagstaff said the tour was a great op­por­tu­nity to see fans that could not al­ways make it up to Perth for Wild­cats games.

“We play a few games with the kids and mostly it’s about hav­ing fun and giv­ing them a good ex­pe­ri­ence to en­joy bas­ket­ball,” he said.

Wagstaff vis­ited Katan­ning Se­nior High School last Wed­nes­day and spoke to stu­dents tak­ing part in a coach­ing cer­tifi­cate pro­gram.

“There were about 10 or 12 stu­dents, so we spoke to them for about half an hour and they had a lot of ques­tions about coach­ing and about bas­ket­ball and what we do as part of our day-to-day rou­tine,” he said. “We also took them out and did a core ses­sion for an­other half an hour, but most of it was just talk­ing and they were re­ally at­ten­tive and in­ter­ested.”

This leg of the tour also in­cluded a stop-off in Wa­roona and a visit to Bun­bury Re­gional Hos­pi­tal.

Play­ers teach stu­dents new skills.

Jesse Wagstaff gets right into a game of KerPlunk at Res­i­dency by Dil­lons in Nar­ro­gin.

Pic­tures: Perth Wild­cats

The Wild­cats helped cel­e­brate a birth­day at Res­i­dency by Dil­lons in Nar­ro­gin.

Perth Wild­cats play­ers Rhys Vague, An­gus Brandt and Mason Bragg an­swer ques­tions.

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