Adam Keetch, 9, practises his dribbling skills, bouncing up and down the court yesterday.
Adam Keetch, 9, practises his dribbling skills, bouncing up and down the court yesterday.

Kids have a ball on courts

KIDS have been sharpening up their basketball skills under the watchful eye of some of Gladstone's best basketballers.

Port City Power players including Keith Borgan, Diana Neves, Anthony Esparza and Ray Canady held a basketball hoops camp over two days at Kev Broome Stadium.

About 30 kids aged between six and 14 attended the camp on Tuesday and yesterday.

“Basically we're teaching them fundamentals of dribbling, how to shoot and teamwork,” Borgan said.

“It's all the small things you need to known when you start playing.”

The players showed the kids how to shoot a free throw, perfect a lay-up and precision pass.

Olivia Newbound, 14, went along to the camp to improve her skills. She took up the game about 12 months ago, and picked up a few pointers to sharpen up her game.

“Ray told me to count one, two, from left hand to right when I dribbled and if you get this in your head, it will work,” she said.

Borgan said it was good to interact with the kids in a community activity.

“The kids improve and see themselves develop, plus they have fun and exercise,” he said.

“It's good for us to get support for the club, so we'll put on the camps and clinics and they can interact with us instead of just seeing us play.”



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