Brianna Taber, Samantha Boland, Logan Taber (front) and Blanche Alexander encourage kids to be active and keep fit.
Brianna Taber, Samantha Boland, Logan Taber (front) and Blanche Alexander encourage kids to be active and keep fit. Max Fleet

Celtics develop skill with experts

IT is taking cross training to a whole new level.

Bundaberg basketball stalwart Anthony Parry wants to see his young talents develop properly, so he figures the best way to do that is to let them get taught by the experts.

“Kids need to know how to run properly and a lot of them don’t. It would only improve their basketball,” he said.

Parry’s Celtics basketball club young guns, part of Bundaberg Basketball, will add athletics to their repertoire this year in an effort to develop their overall athleticism.

The Sunday afternoon Thabeban Athletics Club program is a perfect fit to be incorporated into their schedules.

“It allows them to do both if they wish, and at the end of the day they are playing sport and being active, which is what it’s all about,” Parry said.

The former Bundaberg Bull said he had also been working with former New Zealand rugby league representative Sean Hoppe, who is based at the Bundaberg PCYC.

“He’s trying to organise a program for the juniors and we’ll try and get the Celtics involved in that as well,” Parry said.

He said the goal was a state-of-the-art multipurpose facility in Bundaberg to develop talent.

Blanche Alexander was eager to experience the merge – the accredited basketball coach attended the first meet of the year for Bundaberg Little Athletics and Thabeban Athletic Club and intends on working towards a coaching accreditation in the sport she used to play as a youngster.



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