Lo­cal Bas­ket­ballers Coun­try Vic se­lec­tions

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Classies -

Six lo­cal YMBA Bas­ket­ballers were se­lected to at­tend Bas­ket­ball Vic­to­ria Coun­try path­way de­vel­op­ment camps that were held last week in the U12 and U14 age groups.

The U12 BVC Jam­boree was held in Echuca over 4 days last week and the U14 Golden Nugget Camp was held in Bal­larat over 2 days.

From their par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Un­der 12 Skills Days, Heidi Wallden, Mia Wheaton and Anna Zanin were se­lected to rep­re­sent Coun­try Vic­to­ria at the re­cent BVC Jam­boree in Echuca.

This event matches coun­try Vic­to­rian ath- letes against each other and the lo­cal girls rep­re­sented them­selves ex­tremely well.

The girls took part in spec­tac­u­lar open­ing and clos­ing cer­e­monies, par­tic­i­pated in a 3-on-3 com­pe­ti­tion or­gan­ised by the coun­tries gov­ern­ing body of Bas­ket­ball (FIBA), took part in spe­cial­ist coach­ing ses­sions and played 5 games of bas­ket­ball un­der ex­pert coach­ing guid­ance.

It was a won­der­ful learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for the three girls and they came away with enor­mous de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties and made some great state-wide friends along the way.

In the U14 age group Lochie Har­vey, Brodie Chap­man and Chloe Wheaton were se- lected from the re­gional Acad­emy Pro­gram to at­tend the elite 2-day BVC Golden Nugget Camp at Bal­larat.

YMBA coach Brett Har­vey also at­tended as a coach, which shows the cal­i­bre of tal­ent in both play­ers and coaches that we have here in Yar­ra­wonga.

“The im­pact this has on our lo­cal as­so­ci­a­tion is enor­mous,” said YMBA Pres­i­dent Amanda Wheaton.

“These tal­ented ath­letes and coaches are ex­posed to bas­ket­ball skills at a higher level and they can bring these skills back to our as­so­ci­a­tion and help lift our club to greater heights.

“It’s such a great ex­pe­ri­ence for them. They have put in a lot of hard work to get this far and their ef­forts have been re­warded. It’s fan­tas­tic.”

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