SA Country Basketball has praised Council and the Whyalla Basketball Association


The City of Whyalla was a proud supporter of last week’s SA Country Basketball Talent Camps in Whyalla.

A large group of players and officials (pictured) attended the Under-13 and 14 Basketball North Talent Identification Camps which ran from Thursday to Sunday.

Executive Officer for SA Country Basketball, Julie Anderson thanked the City of Whyalla and the Whyalla Basketball Association for their support.

“We are very pleased with the response to the camps and the support provided by Whyalla City Council and the Whyalla Basketball Association to ensure the camps are affordable and provide an economic return for Whyalla,” Julie said.

“Hosting the camps in Whyalla provides an opportunity for players in the northern region, in particular Whyalla, to participate locally.”

The young basketball players had the opportunity to impress SA Country Basketball Coaches at the camps conducted at the Jubilee Park Stadium.


TALENT ID: The amazing coaches at the basketball camp in Whyalla: Dylan Schlink (Port Lincoln), Jamie Petty (SAC High Performance), David Dickenson (Port Lincoln), Sarah Huxtable (SAC Community Development), Tyra Wigzell (Yorke Valley), Tracey French (Whyalla), Michael Quinn (Whyalla), Tia Bails (Whyalla), Jenna Edwards  (Whyalla), Jeorgia Eldridge (Whyalla). Absent from photo: Lucy Cole (Whyalla).

Players participating in the camps will be identified to train and compete in the SA Country Development Programs with selection for the Australian Junior Country Cup in Albury in January next year and a centralised Development Tournament in Adelaide in July.

CEO Chris Cowley said Council was keen to assistant in junior sport development where possible and the basketball camps were an ideal way of supporting local players.

“This was a great opportunity for our young basketballers to gain some valuable practice and possibly get noticed for higher honours,” Chris said.

“This sort of camp being held in Whyalla saved parents and players money and time, making it a worthwhile event for Council to support.”

More photos from the camp can be found at the SA Country Basketball Facebook page:


HIGH PRAISE: Whyalla Basketball Association volunteers at the camp.

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