Basketball camp in Ruther­glen

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

More than 50 chil­dren and young peo­ple trav­elled from all over South La­nark­shire to take part in the Reach for the Sky Basketball 2016 Spring Basketball Camp at Stonelaw Com­mu­nity Sports Cen­tre in Ruther­glen.

It was a six- hour ac­tion packed fun filled day with many red smil­ing faces on April 9.

Spe­cial guest and for­mer pro­fes­sional basketball player and Scot­tish in­ter­na­tion­al­ist Scott Russell was in­vited along to talk about his jour­ney to be­come a pro­fes­sional.

The aim was to keep par­tic­i­pants ac­tive over the hol­i­day pe­riod, have fun, meet new friends and learn or re­in­force basketball skills and tech­niques.

Russell said: “I loved speak­ing to the fu­ture basketball stars to­day about hard work, ded­i­ca­tion and the im­por­tance of good nutrition in or­der to help achieve your goals.”

Reach for the Sky Basketball was set up by Gra­ham Hunter, a for­mer pro­fes­sional basketball player, to pos­i­tively in­flu­ence young peo­ple, both so­cially and eco­nom­i­cally, by pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and path­ways through var­i­ous basketball projects and pro­grammes.

Each of the camps fea­tures com­pe­ti­tions and awards and un­der 12s MVP Award went to Reg­gie Phillips from Glas­gow and the over 12s MVP was An­drew Hamil­ton from Car­luke.

Reach for the Sky Young­sters en­joyed their day at the camp

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