Men’s bas­ket­ball ros­ter back up and run­ning

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - Sport - WADE GLEE­SON

AF­TER re­newed in­ter­est from in and around New Nor­folk, a men’s so­cial bas­ket­ball ros­ter is up and run­ning again at the New Nor­folk Sports Cen­tre.

The Der­went Val­ley Men’s So­cial Bas­ket­ball ros­ter which con­sists of six teams has been set up by Lawitta’s Ben Shaw.

It’s been six years since a men’s ros­ter was run and in­ter­est is grow­ing with a good roll up for round one which was played on Sun­day.

Speak­ing just be­fore he played a match for his team the Odd Bods, Ben said he was rapt the ros­ter was up and run­ning again.

‘‘It’s been six years since men’s bas­ket­ball has been played and I was ap­proached by num­ber of peo­ple sug­gest­ing we should start up a ros­ter, so I spoke to the sports cen­tre com­mit­tee and also started up a Face­book page and now have around 100 mem­bers . . . it’s a fan­tas­tic re­sult.’’ Shaw said.

The ros­ter will run over 10 rounds plus fi­nals.

Games are played on Sun­days, with the first at 3pm then 4pm and the final game start­ing at 5pm.

Shaw said some keen re- cruit­ing has al­ready started.

‘‘The Hur­ri­canes have Joel Davie play­ing for them, Joel is a for­mer Ho­bart Hur­ri­canes player and I be­lieve his brother still plays with that team.’’

If you wish to join a team or maybe um­pire or just help out you can con­tact Ben Shaw through the Face­book page ‘‘Der­went Val­ley Men’s So­cial Bas­ket­ball’’ or just go along to the New Nor­folk Sports Cen­tre on Sun­days be­tween 3pm and 6pm. Round 1 re­sults – The Old Fel­las 49 de­feated Mul­ti­ple Scores 27.

Froff Dogs 41 de­feated Odd Bods 14. Hur­ri­canes 45 de­feated The T-birds 41.

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