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.
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.
The Wildcats helped celebrate a birthday at Residency by Dillons in Narrogin.
Perth Wildcats players Rhys Vague, Angus Brandt and Mason Bragg answer questions.