Women take a so­cial slam dunk

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - SPORT -

SO­CIAL sports have be­come the new “in thing” and a Coast basketball club have en­deav­oured to take a dunk at it.

A women’s so­cial basketball team is un­der con­struc­tion at Caloun­dra, and they’re on the look­out for in­ter­ested play­ers to take the quest for the net.

So­cial basketball is like nor­mal basketball, but the com­pet­i­tive edge of the sport is slightly less am­bi­tious with play­ers opt­ing to learn the rules as they go.

Caloun­dra Basketball As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Wade Avery said it was ideal for those who haven’t played in a while and want to play in a mixed team in a so­cial set­ting.

“It’s al­most like a gap in the mar­ket,” he said.

“It’s a great way to keep fit, de­velop teamwork skills and so­cialise in an en­joy­able en­vi­ron­ment.”

Mr Avery cur­rently holds free one-hour women’s so­cial skills ses­sions at Caloun­dra In­door Sta­dium for those who want to brush up on their give-and-go.

He said the club was cur­rently do­ing it with­out fund­ing, but would search for al­ter­nate avenues once play­ers start to drib­ble in.

To register your in­ter­est, contact the Caloun­dra Basketball As­so­ci­a­tion.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

JOIN THE TEAM: Caloun­dra so­cial women’s basketball team need more play­ers to make it a reg­u­lar com­pe­ti­tion.

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