Bendigo sports Trainers ready to support basketballers

FOUR Bendigo sports trainers will be kept busy next week at the Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup in Albury.

BUSY WEEK AHEAD: Bendigo sports trainers Laurie Martins, Geoff Hodge, John Vanston and John Murnane. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

BUSY WEEK AHEAD: Bendigo sports trainers Laurie Martins, Geoff Hodge, John Vanston and John Murnane. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The Bendigo Sports Trainers Association has a strong connection with the tournament, having provided trainers for the Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup for more than 20 years.

The association’s Laurie Martins, Geoff Hodge, John Vanston and John Murnane will be on hand again during this year’s tournament to tape the ankles of players, provide medical assistance and attend to any physio needs.

The five-day tournament starting Tuesday will bring together more than 700 players, coaches and officials, which includes 13 representatives from the Bendigo Braves. 

More than 60 teams will compete at the Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup, which was first held in 1985.