Wednesday, 27 September 2017
YP REPRESENTS... SA Country boys’ development coach Ben Wigzell, girls’ co-captain Montana Briggs, Matthew Thomson, Ilea Frensch and head girls’ coach Trudy Ireland before flying to Perth for the National u16 Junior Basketball Championships. YP REPRESENTS... SA Country boys’ development coach Ben Wigzell, girls’ co-captain Montana Briggs, Matthew Thomson, Ilea Frensch and head girls’ coach Trudy Ireland before flying to Perth for the National u16 Junior Basketball Championships.

Basketball stars at nationals

Yorke Valley Basket­ball Association players Montana Briggs, Matthew Thomson and Ilea Frensch are competing in the National U16 Junior Basketball Champion­ships this week.

Players and coaches, including head girls’ coach Trudy Ireland and boys’ development coach Ben Wigzell, have been travelling to Adelaide and Murray Bridge each Saturday and Sunday since April, training up to six hours a day in preparation for this competition.

Before they flew out to Perth, WNBL Adelaide Lightning coach Chris Lucas presented the players with their state tops.

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