Greater than 50 of Australia’s most promising basketballers have arrived in Canberra because the 2023 Nationwide Efficiency Camp at Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) kicks off in the present day.

The three-day live-in camp gives these younger athletes with an opportunity to refine and showcase their expertise whereas additionally being given sources and pathways to assist them attain their full potential.

Among the names attending the camp embrace Mackay Basketball Affiliation’s, Monique Bobongie, 6’6 centre from WA, Savannah Metcalfe, artful Tasmanian guard, Nash Walker, and Roman Siulepa, who was named the MVP of the BWB Asia Camp final August.

Pictured: Roman Siulepa, Egypt V Australia, 2022 FIBA U17 World Cup, 3 July 2022

Participating in a collection of each on-court and academic periods, the athletes may even obtain energy and conditioning and restoration training beneath the steering of a few of basketball’s main high-performance coaches.

This initiative has develop into a key element within the Australian basketball pathway for our nation’s most promising rising stars. Spanning three many years, the Nationwide Efficiency Camp has showcased a few of Australia’s largest exports, together with Lauren Jackson, Rebecca Allen, Patty Mills and Joe Ingles.

The athletes collaborating within the camp had been recognized to take part after reaching excellent performances at consultant occasions similar to Australian Junior Championships and State efficiency applications.

Director of Excessive-Efficiency, Coach Improvement at Basketball Australia, Peter Lonergan, mentioned he was wanting ahead to welcoming the younger athletes to the Centre of Excellence in the present day.

“Because of the exhausting work of the state and territory basketball associations and their respective efficiency applications, the calibre of expertise that comes via brings a lot depth and pleasure, so I’m actually wanting ahead to the following three days,” Lonergan mentioned.

“This Nationwide Efficiency Camp not solely permits them to coach with each other, however we’re additionally capable of present extra training round restoration and diet to assist information them as they attempt to succeed in their potential,” he added.

Reiterating Lonergan’s sentiments, Centre of Excellence Girls’s Head Coach, David Herbert, mentioned he was desirous to see the gifted athletes stroll via the doorways on Monday, together with 17-year-old Saffron Shiels and Queensland’s Monique Bobongie.

“The way forward for basketball is shiny once you have a look at expertise like Saffron. Standing at 6’2, she runs the purpose guard place and carries herself with confidence above her years, whereas Monique has already represented her nation on the current U16 FIBA Asian Championships and U17 FIBA World Cup in 2021,” Herbert mentioned.

The Nationwide Efficiency Camp kicks off on Monday 23 January and run till Wednesday 25. Be sure you observe Basketball Australia’s social media channels for updates from the Centre of Excellence.

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