Ballarat basketball talent invited to join development program

Basketball Victoria Country has invited some of the best under-14 athletes to take part in its Regional Academy Program, putting them in a strong position for Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup and Southern Cross Challenge selection.

Following a skills day involving 900 participants at nine regional centres including Ballarat, thirty-five Ballarat basketball players were among the players selected to take part in the training and development program.

BVC participation coordinator Craig Hockley said each year the standard improved across the board, which was a credit to the country associations. 

The players will attend the sessions at their home association under the direction of a regional academy network coach and attend two compulsory weekend live-in camps as part of the 20-week program.

There will be a focus on advanced individual and team skills in preparation for representative state duties.

BASKETBALL BALLARAT UNDER-14 ACADEMY SELECTIONS:

Boys: Jacob Britt, Charlie Darbin, Riley Dunn, Angus Haire, Eli Holloway, Blake Kelly, Jordan Martin, Ollie McCarthy, Alex Molan, Jack O'Brien, Paddy O'Brien, Finlay Odgers, Ned Renfree, Nicholas Robinson, Jai Rowles, William Stevens, Ethan Townsing.

Girls: Jemma Amoore, Julia Arhanghelschi, Sarah Augustine, Gerogia Bodey, Sadie Cheesman, Taya Chisholm, Daisy Darbin, Myah Grylewicz, Amali Jans, Laila Lappin, Emily Lewis, Rose Murnane, Abbie O'Brien, Chelsea Randich, Mathilda Rivers, Milly Sharp, Reagan Sheehan, Amy Talbot.