Basketball back to full strength

After a month long break due to school holidays, a school camp and a leaking roof,  basketball was back to full strength last Wednesday at the Cobar Youth & Community Centre.

There is a group of approximately 15 mini ballers (under 9’s) who learn to play through drills and a game each week.

These players have improved out of sight, working well together all up and down the court.

The Junior Basketball (9-12 years) age group has grown significantly in 2023.

The competition now has six mixed teams and competition is fierce, but the focus is very strongly on good sportsmanship and players who show great character in each game.

In last week’s game, Green was victorious over Blue 38-16 with new-to-town Xavier Walker taking out the Best and Fairest award for Blue, and Braxton Hugget for Green.

Yellow won over Red 58-25, with team spirit awards going to Harpa Martin and Tillie Cain.

Black only just beat Pink 25-20 with Isabelle Gillette and Callum Bennett selected for Best and Fairest honours.

Teens and adults had a much stronger attendance last week with both courts being needed to accommodate everyone.

The games for adults and 13+ years are casual, social, and flexible and everyone is welcome to join.—contributed