New basketball mentor program for local girls: Ballina Shire

New basketball mentor program for local girls

Friday evenings at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre are a hive of activity with the new ‘One Hour of Girl Power’ basketball program, encouraging teenage girls to give the game a go!

Ballina Basketball has launched the program teaching basketball skills and game sessions, to motivate teenage girls to pick up a basketball, learn new skills and fall in love with the game.

Participants are mentored by one of the nation’s best, Ms Lauren King. Ms King has played over 250 games in the Women’s National Basketball League and is the Regional Development Officer with Basketball NSW.

“The program aims to give girls a taste of the different aspects of basketball in a safe, fun and pressure-free environment,” explained Ms King.

“With the Women’s Basketball World Cup in Sydney next year, it’s an exciting time to grow basketball at a grassroots level. As the girls become more confident with the rules and skills they can compete in the mixed junior competition held on Tuesday afternoons at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre. We are hoping that with increasing interest, we can establish a female competition in the future.”

The program is being trialled for five weeks with a view to making it a permanent program. For more information contact the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre on 6681 0599.

Program details

Who: Girls only, between 10 -17 years of age

When: Fridays 5pm – 6pm

Cost: $5 cash each week (sign up at the session)

Where: Ballina Indoor Sports Centre (BISC), 63 Cherry Street, Ballina.

Friday evenings at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre are a hive of activity with the new ‘One Hour of Girl Power’ basketball program, encouraging teenage girls to give the game a go!

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