More than 100 chil­dren try out for State squad tour­na­ment

Pilbara News - - Sport - Louise Alling­ham

The Kar­ratha Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion held its De­vel­op­ment Squad Day for the un­der-12s divi­sion last week­end at Kar­ratha Leisure­plex.

Boys and girls were try­ing out for the State De­vel­op­ment Squad which will be com­pet­ing in a tour­na­ment against other State coun­try teams in Novem­ber.

Or­gan­is­ers were ex­pect­ing only 30 or so chil­dren to at­tend but had more than 100 reg­is­tered to try out.

KBA ju­nior co-or­di­na­tor Nic Kot said they were “over­whelmed” by the level of en­thu­si­asm.

“We’re just start­ing small — just 12s and 14s at the mo­ment — and once they’re cho­sen, they’ll train once a week well up un­til Novem­ber and then they’ll hope­fully go down to Perth but we need fund­ing and all that sort of thing for that to hap­pen as well,” she said.

The as­so­ci­a­tion will be look­ing for spon­sors and hold­ing fundrais­ers through­out the year.

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