Pioneer sports leg­end brings skill de­vel­op­ment, in­spi­ra­tion to Kar­ratha

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Perera

Top Aus­tralian women’s bas­ket­baller Michele Timms will hold a ques­tion-and-an­swer ses­sion and coach­ing clin­ics when she vis­its Kar­ratha as the guest of hon­our for the 2016 Fu­ture­clubs Com­mu­nity Sports Awards in two weeks.

The renowned bas­ket­ball player and coach, who is con­sid­ered one of the pi­o­neers of the Aus­tralian women’s game, was re­cently an­nounced as the speaker for the an­nual sports awards cer­e­mony on Fri­day, Novem­ber 18, and will be mak­ing the most of her time here by run­ning a series of com­mu­nity sports work­shops, in­clud­ing with mem­bers of the Kar­ratha Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion.

City of Kar­ratha Mayor Peter Long said it was a great hon­our to have an Aus­tralian bas­ket­ball great as the speaker. “Michele has been a trail­blazer in Aus­tralian women’s bas­ket­ball, rep­re­sent­ing the coun­try in 264 in­ter­na­tional games and com­pet­ing at three Olympics where she won a bronze medal in 1996 and a sil­ver in 2000,” he said.

“We are thrilled to have Michele here as a guest of hon­our for the 2016 Fu­ture­clubs Com­mu­nity Sports Awards just a few days be­fore she will be in­ducted as a Leg­end of the game in the 2016 Bas­ket­ball Hall of Fame. In ad­di­tion to par­tic­i­pat­ing in a Q and A panel dis­cus­sion at the awards, Michele will be con­duct­ing a num­ber of com­mu­nity events, in­clud­ing de­vel­op­ment work­shops with the Kar­ratha Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion, who won sport­ing group of the year at last year’s awards.”

Timms has played 285 games in the Women’s Na­tional Bas­ket­ball League, win­ning five cham­pi­onships, and was named an Al­lWNBL team mem­ber seven times as a bas­ket­baller with Bulleen, Nu­nawad­ing, Perth and Syd­ney.

Kar­ratha Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Cassie Perry said club mem­bers were ex­cited to meet Timms and work on skill de­vel­op­ment.

All Kar­ratha com­mu­nity mem­bers are able to make nom­i­na­tions for the sports awards, and all who do go into the draw to win $200 for their des­ig­nated sports club.

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