All systems go

February 14, 2018

Ready to go again: some of the Cobram Basketball Association youngsters who received awards at last year's MVP and coaches awards night.

After a bumper spring season, Cobram Basketball Association is ramping up for its autumn competition.

The Cobram Basketball Association is a small competition with a dedicated team of parents and past players who aim to encourage the fun of basketball with the benefit of no travel.

The competition is made up of juniors (under 10 to 12 years old), intermediates (12 years to 15 years) and seniors (16 years to 18 years). There could also be an open age group, depending on numbers.

The games are played on Monday and Tuesday nights at the Campbell Rd sports centre.

The association also offers an Aussie Hoops program for kids aged six to 10. The program is coached by senior players who volunteer to introduce children to the game.

President Rod McLeod said there were great numbers for the spring competition and plenty of enthusiasm from players of all ages.

‘‘We get great support from volunteers. Parents and senior players are happy to give up their time to ensure a smooth operation,’’ he said.

‘‘A special mention goes to our referees, who are mainly players that have developed their skills to enable them to referee.

‘‘Our junior referees do a fantastic job and we are looking for more people to develop their skills and become referees.’’

McLeod said it was an exciting time as the association developed representative sides and young players through the Aussie Hoops program.

‘‘We have an under-14 representative side who compete in a tournament in Benalla,’’ he said.

‘‘The aim is to have more representative squads in the future. We want another couple of teams and hopefully a girls’ team.

‘‘It all depends on numbers. It’s great to have one and hopefully we can generate some enthusiasm for another.’’

‚óŹRegistration for the autumn season and Aussie Hoops can be completed via the Cobram Basketball Association website or Facebook page.

Anyone interested in becoming a referee should phone Fiona Green on 0419 431 043.

For more information, email [email protected]

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