Bronzed West Aussie coach reap­pointed

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

MUN­STER res­i­dent Ty­rone Th­waites has been reap­pointed to coach WA’s Un­der-16 Metro Men’s basketball team at the Aus­tralian Ju­nior Cham­pi­onships in July.

Th­waites helped WA claim bronze at the 2016 Cham­pi­onships in Vic­to­ria.

The Metro Men’s side went 81 to fin­ish third, with Th­waites re­warded with an­other stint at the helm.

Basketball WA also an­nounced Blake Sr­darev as coach of the WA Coun­try Women’s side, with Robyn Win­ter lead­ing the Metro Women’s team.

An­drew Cooper will lead the WA Coun­try Men’s team, which will be look­ing to im­prove on their 13th-place fin­ish at this year’s cham­pi­onships.

The 2017 Un­der-16 Aus­tralian Ju­nior Cham­pi­onships will be hosted at Warwick Sta­dium from July 8-15.

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