Athletes, coaches, classifiers and referees from throughout Australia converged on the AIS in Canberra for eight days of wheelchair basketball growth. The Pathways Camp schedules had been motion packed, with a key give attention to schooling, collaboration, and networking throughout the completely different areas of the game.
Common Supervisor of Recreation Improvement, 3×3 and Wheelchair Basketball, Leigh Gooding is happy with the affect the camps had on all contributors.
“The Pathways Camps have been a benchmark second for wheelchair basketball on this nation and what was achieved over an eight-day program on the AIS,” mentioned Gooding.
“The help from the State Associations and wheelchair basketball community has been wonderful and to have near 100 contributors onsite for studying, accreditations, schooling, networking and competitors, the result’s one thing to be very happy with.”
The Frank Ponta Cup introduced collectively 27 male athletes from across the nation who want to progress within the nationwide pathway. Wheelchair basketball athlete, Jarrod Emeny was excited to additional develop his expertise.
“Frank Ponta cup was an incredible alternative to develop the basics of our recreation whereas additionally having the chance to place them into motion in a group of video games with new gamers and teammates,” mentioned Emeny.
“I’ve learnt lots from this match and made some lifelong mates for certain.”
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Contributors of all camps had the chance to be taught from exterior and inside presenters, with an experience of their space in a classroom and sensible setting, overlaying key matters throughout sport growth and excessive efficiency.
“It was a implausible expertise for somebody coming in with restricted information,” mentioned Damian Duke (coach growth, Frank Ponta Camp).
“Studying new terminology, methods to take care of new gamers and making a community of coaches throughout the nation was made simple by the constructive interactions with the camp athletes.”
Athlete, Annabelle Dennis attended the Ladies Pathways Camp, which was the primary of its form to assist help ladies in wheelchair basketball progress by way of the nationwide pathways.
“It introduced collectively gamers of various talents and who all had an eagerness to be taught and progress as a squad. I beloved being surrounded by so many passionate athletes and coaches and am excited for the way forward for ladies’s wheelchair basketball in Australia.”
The wheelchair program would additionally prefer to take this chance to thank Janna Mizens (Coach Improvement Supervisor), Krittika Divadkar (Program Coordinator, Wheelchair & 3×3 Basketball) and Priyanka Karunakaran (Head of Operations, Wheelchair and three×3 Nationwide Groups) for all their onerous work.
Thanks additionally goes to Rohan Foy, from Canberra Wheelchair Basketball, for lending out their sport wheelchairs for athletes to make use of at some stage in the camp.
An unbelievable technique to end off the 2022 HP wheelchair basketball season. A giant yr of worldwide competitors, and growth arising in 2023!