Pupils’ net gain at training day
Basketball stars drop in to encourage kids
Youngsters from across East Kilbride hit the court to brush up on their basketball skills.
The event, organised by Basketball Scotland at the Alistair McCoist Complex, was for high school students from across the Lanarkshire and Glasgow areas.
There were four stations set up for dribbling, shooting, defence and passing and a challenge of dribbling to music, which was led by one of the coaches who organised the event, Jack McLean.
Following the lunch break, the kids began their matches and put the skills they had learned in the morning to the test.
Halfway through the day, guest speakers arrived and gave motivational talks to the children, encouraging them to get involved in basketball.
Awards were given out to each student – a T-shirt for participating – to the mostvalued player and to the winning team.
The most-valued player, Jack Allan, won two tickets to a Glasgow Rocks game of his choice.
There were several spares which have since been donated to Duncanrig Secondary as they are working with children in Africa, sending them clothes and other items.
The guest speakers included Kieron Achara, captain of Team GB, and Jean-Yann Runga from Basketball Scotland.
Ross Mathison, Glasgow Rocks Under-18s coach, also popped along.
The coaches who organised the event were Rachel Halbert, Cameron Dean, Jack McLean, Christopher Fairley, Ryan Borland, Sam Baird and Louise Welsh. Getting in shape 300317basketball_06 300317basketball_08 300317basketball_01 300317basketball_07 300317basketball_02
Stars of tomorrow Players brush up on their basketball skills
Students from East Kilbride limber up
Brilliant basketball The young students enjoyed the event at the Alistair McCoist Complex
Leading by example Coach Jack McLean with pupils from Duncanrig Secondary
Sharp shooters Taking aim at the hoop