Kempsey Adventist School welcomed plenty of dribbling and swishes on Friday afternoon as Basketball NSW held a three on three clinic with some of the Macleay's talented young athletes.
The camp was part of Basketball NSW partnership with Indigenous Basketball Australia giving participants a chance to hone their skills on the court.
The clinic ran for two hours with over 25 players participating, ranging from primary school to high school students.
"We had a great number of the kids who lined up," Northern NSW development officer Cristi Juffermans said.
"It was a tricky time with COVID with some kids a bit hesitant but it worked out well.
"I'm a bit disappointed about girls numbers, but I'll come back and run some girl programs in the new year."
The three on three format is a newly created sport and was played throughout the Tokyo Olympics.
"The kids loved three on three, it's played differently to full court and the kids enjoyed a faster paced concept," Mrs Juffermans said.
The Basketball NSW programs will continue across the state as part of the overall NSW Legacy Program Pillars, which includes:
- Female Leadership Scholarship Program.
- Education and participation programs delivered in partnership with Indigenous Basketball Australia and Savannah Pride.
- Delivery of a basketball-specific 'Daughters and Dads' program.
- Delivery of culturally specific 'Daughters and Dads' program delivered in partnership with Savannah Pride.
- School holidays programs are delivered state-wide.
- 33 Basketball Tournaments delivered state-wide.
"We're getting out to places that have probably never seen Basketball NSW come through and bringing Basketball to the forefront in preparation for the 2022 FIBA Women's World Cup," Mrs Juffermans added.
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