Pupils net bas­ket­ball skills

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Cen­tral Hawke’s Bay school pupils grabbed the op­por­tu­nity to learn a few ex­tra bas­ket­ball skills from some of the best re­cently.

More than 350 chil­dren from across CHB spent some time learn­ing bas­ket­ball skills from play­ers from the Tay­lor Hawks, the re­gion’s Na­tional Bas­ket­ball League (NBL) team which plays out of Pet­ti­grew Green Arena in Napier.

But last month, it was A.W. Par­sons Sta­dium in Waipuku­rau that pro­vided the ideal venue for lo­cal stu­dents to get ac­tive and in­ter­act with the Hawks, led by head coach Zico Coronal.

Stu­dents al­ready in­volved in bas­ket­ball were given the op­por­tu­nity to de­velop their skills while novices were able to learn some of the ba­sic fun­da­men­tal move­ment skills. The fo­cus was on fun, en­joy­ment and par­tic­i­pa­tion for all play­ers.

Cen­tral Hawke’s Bay District Coun­cil sup­ported the event, work­ing with Epic Youth Min­istries to pro­vide lunch for the hun­gry stu­dents.

Coun­cil chief ex­ec­u­tive Monique David­son was im­pressed with the num­ber of stu­dents at­tend­ing the ses­sion.

“It’s great to see op­por­tu­ni­ties like this hap­pen­ing in our lo­cal com­mu­nity, see­ing young chil­dren get­ting ac­tive and learn­ing some­thing new. Today we might have sown the seed, and in a few years there may be some talented bas­ket­ball play­ers ap­pear­ing in the Cen­tral Hawke’s Bay Sports Awards.”

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Tay­lor Hawks player An­gus Brandt coach­ing stu­dents from Po­ran­ga­hau School dur­ing his team’s re­cent visit to AW Par­sons Sta­dium in Waipuku­rau, with CHB District Coun­cil chief ex­ec­u­tive Monique David­son and group man­ager cus­tomer and com­mu­nity...

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