Bendigo basketballers win BCV Jamboree selection

Jamboree participants - back (from left) Darren Burn (coach) Molly McLoughlan, Ava Broderick, Bryce Goudge, Harry King, Davis McNair, Jack McMahon and Megan Probert (coach);
Front: Dylan Wiltshire (referee)  Nicholas Roberts, Lavinia Cox, Charlotte Waugh, Giselle Probert and Ainsley Taft;
Absent: Jasmine Riley, Sienna Hobbs, Jacalia Dettman, Ava Rifat,  Lahni Coutanche, Sarah Huxtable (coach) and Danny King (coach).
Jamboree participants - back (from left) Darren Burn (coach) Molly McLoughlan, Ava Broderick, Bryce Goudge, Harry King, Davis McNair, Jack McMahon and Megan Probert (coach); Front: Dylan Wiltshire (referee) Nicholas Roberts, Lavinia Cox, Charlotte Waugh, Giselle Probert and Ainsley Taft; Absent: Jasmine Riley, Sienna Hobbs, Jacalia Dettman, Ava Rifat, Lahni Coutanche, Sarah Huxtable (coach) and Danny King (coach).

SIXTEEN Bendigo Basketball Association under-12 players, four coaches and one referee will represent the region at next week’s Basketball Country Victoria Jamboree in Echuca.

Molly McLoughlan, Ava Broderick, Bryce Goudge, Harry King, Davis McNair, Jack McMahon, Nicholas Roberts, Lavinia Cox, Charlotte Waugh, Giselle Probert and Ainsley Taft, Jasmine Riley, Sienna Hobbs, Jacalia Dettman, Ava Rifat and  Lahni Coutanche are among 240 of the most talented young basketballers from across the state to win an invite to the four-day camp after impressing selectors at a BVC under-12 skills day recently.

They will be joined in Echuca by coaches Sarah Huxtable, Megan Probert, Darren Burn and Danny King, and referee Dylan Wiltshire.

The Jamboree, which is held each September, aims to develop athlete’s skills and create an enjoyable basketball experience.

BVC participation coordinator Craig Hockley said the pool of talent continued to increase each year for the Jamboree.

“Each year it is evident that local associations are working at developing their athletes,” he said.

“It is a challenge for our coaches to select just 240 for the BVC Jamboree.”

“An important part of the BVC skills days is coach development and around 120 coaches were on the courts over the weekend.

“This is an extremely important part of our process and supports the record participation numbers at local associations.”

The 2017 Jamboree runs from September 23 to 26.