INTENSE WORK: Future Development Program basketballers are training hard with Ipswich Force women’s state league coach Brad George.
INTENSE WORK: Future Development Program basketballers are training hard with Ipswich Force women’s state league coach Brad George. Contributed

Ipswich basketball future passed on to safe hands

IPSWICH Basketball's Queensland Future Development athletes have been training hard the past couple of weeks in preparation for their upcoming state camp.

Working on individual skills, shooting and footwork techniques, the eight athletes coached by Brad George are undertaking an intense development program.

Boosting their basketball IQ will place them in good stead for the upcoming camp and for future High Performance Program pathways identified by Basketball Queensland.

Meanwhile the Aussie Hoops and Small Ball programs for term 2 finish in Ipswich on Saturday.

The Aussie Hoopers, coached by Martin Iti and Emma Langford, have been working hard, learning and developing new skills.

Opportunities to join a club will be provided to our Aussie Hoopers this weekend ready for the start of the new season in July.

Small Ball (5 and under) and Aussie Hoops (6-12) will start again on Saturday, July 20.

To register, visit the Ipswich Basketball website ipforce.com.au, or drop into the Cotton On Foundation Ipswich Stadium at Booval.

 

School holiday camp

WITH the school holidays approaching, the question "what to do to keep the kid's occupied?" is forever on the minds of parents.

Ipswich Basketball has the answer. Register your child for the Future Force Hoop Stars Basketball Camp.

Held from June 24-26 (9am-3pm), the Future Force Hoop Stars Basketball Camp is for all skill levels.

During the camp, players will be taught all of the basic skills, play games to put those skills to practice and have the chance to win some great prizes.

Coached by Ipswich Force QBL Stars Nadeen Payne, Martin Iti and Jerel Chavis, it's a great way to spend the school holidays.

Details at: ipforce.com.au

 

Tough QBL test

AFTER a tough weekend defeat by Gladstone, the Ipswich Force QBL teams face Bundaberg tomorrow night at home.

The women's team have something to prove after Bundaberg squashed their chances of a semi-final berth, ending their season last year.

Talk among the women's camp is positive.

With Stacey Howard facing her old team and the rest of the Force on a mission to avenge their last season defeat, expect this game to be feisty.

The Force men will also have a point to prove against a strong Bundaberg opponent.

Despite Bundaberg Bulls having yet to win a game they are still a solid team. This year, they are boosted by former Force player Zarryon Feretti.

The Force men have a challenge on their hands with their current injury toll testing the team's resilience and determination.

 

Quote of the week

TO uncover your true potential, you must first find your own limits and then have the courage to blow past them. - Picabo Street



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