Gladstone basketball future looks promising



By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au

THE FUTURE of basketball in Gladstone looks promising if the opinion of Basketball Queensland Participation Officer Mili Simic is anything to go by.

Simic dropped by the harbour city on Tuesday to have a look at the Gladstone Aussie Hoops program run by Port City Power women's coach Danny Page.

The Aussie Hoops program is similar to the AFL's popular Auskick and introduces school students to basketball at primary school level.Currently, Aussie Hoops is in its formative stages in Gladstone, with Gladstone West State School the first of the city's schools to get involved, one afternoon per week.

Simic also took some time out during his flying visit to present 2005 Southern Cross MVP Josh Gill with his trophy on Tuesday night.



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