Young talent set to shine on the court

WHO MADE THE TEAM?: Moss Vale Basketball Association announced the names of its 2018 representative players recently. Photo: Emily Bennett
WHO MADE THE TEAM?: Moss Vale Basketball Association announced the names of its 2018 representative players recently. Photo: Emily Bennett

Moss Vale Basketball Association’s 2018 representative players brushed up on their basketball skills on the weekend.

Players took part in skills clinic at Moss Vale Basketball Stadium on November 19.

Moss Vale Basketball Association director on board and representative coach Clint Bentley said the clinic focused on the key fundamentals of basketball.

“The clinic is to improve their skills base and make them better players,” Bentley said.

“We go through basic skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and defence.

“These are the more serious kids, they’re committed to improving themselves.”

The representative players will take part in the Southern Junior League in 2018.

Moss Vale Basketball Association representative players for 2018 are as follows:

The under-12 boys team will include Charlie Boese, Luca Colloridi, Nikolai Dolezal, Liam Ellis, Beau Grenfell, Ben Hogan, Oliver Linde, Nash Lindsay, Connor Mar, Ben McClelland, Cole Strachan, Bryn Wiseman and Zachariah Yap.

CRAWL BEFORE YOU WALK: The skills clinic covered dribbling, passing, shooting and defence. Photo: Contributed

CRAWL BEFORE YOU WALK: The skills clinic covered dribbling, passing, shooting and defence. Photo: Contributed

The under-12 girls team will be made up of Lily Bentley, Aaliyah Berry, Grace Burke, Amekia De Haan, Daisy Hutton, Lillian Ragan, Matilda Speerin, Caitlin Stone, Sophia Thompson and Annalee Watson.

The under-12 boys coach will be Kat Davies and the under-12 girls coach will be Clint Bentley.

The under-14 boys team will include Naz Berry, Curtis Boese, William Burke, Oliver Deakin, Tyson McClelland, Bailey Palmer-Quigg, Tommy Philp, Noah Rochaix, Jack Stanley and Steven Cao.

Meanwhile the under-14 girls team will be made up of Grace Bentley, Darcy and Sarah Bull, Georgia Stone, Isabel Moran, Logan Lewis, Charli Hill, Elizabeth Nesci, Miranda Feely and Sienna Rossi.

The under-14 boys team will be coached by Eric Hackett, and the under-14 girls team will be coached by Rose Parmenter, who will be assisted by Col Parmenter.

The under-16 boys team will include Toby Braddock, Nathan Brumfield, Matt Butcher, Jackson Drew, Mitchell Friedrich, Oliver Kingwill, Ben McWilliams, Charlie Philp and Hayden Pine.

The under-16 girls team will be made up of Amy Aquilina, Zoe Brown, Olivia Daley, Jass Palmer-Quigg, Summer Lewis, Georgie Shakeshaft, Mia Shakeshaft and Maeve Sullivan.

The under-16 boys Barrengarry team includes Cameron Boese, Thomas Cayzer, Jayden Fearnhead, Robbie Gibson, Connor Gill, Scott Lawrence, Jeremy Millward, Cameron Mitchell, Alex Music and Gianluca Rossi.

LISTEN CAREFULLY: Representative players were given some advice on technique at Moss Vale Basketball Stadium on November 19. Photo: Contributed

LISTEN CAREFULLY: Representative players were given some advice on technique at Moss Vale Basketball Stadium on November 19. Photo: Contributed

The under-16 boys team and the under-16 boys Barrengarry team will be coached by David Watts.

The under-16 girls team will be coached by Dave Cupitt.

GAME ON: Moss Vale representative players Tommy Philp, Lily Bentley, Grace Bentley, Matthew Burke, Jess Palmer-Quigg and Sienna Rossi. Photo: Emily Bennett

GAME ON: Moss Vale representative players Tommy Philp, Lily Bentley, Grace Bentley, Matthew Burke, Jess Palmer-Quigg and Sienna Rossi. Photo: Emily Bennett

The under-18 boys team will be represented by Bailey Benson, Isack Burke, Jeremy Butcher, Jake Dewit, Arie Innes Everson, Tristen Glenn, Spencer Reed, Jai Styles, Jackson Philp, Zeke Van Kooten, and Jarod Cook as a reserve player.

The under-18 boys Barrengarry team will be announced in the new year.

These are the more serious kids, they’re committed to improving themselves.

Moss Vale Basketball Association director on board and representative coach Clint Bentley

In 2018 the under 18s boys team will be coached by Rick Davies.

IN ACTION: Moss Vale Magic representative basketball players brushed up on their skills at a clinic on November 19. Photo: Contributed

IN ACTION: Moss Vale Magic representative basketball players brushed up on their skills at a clinic on November 19. Photo: Contributed