Smith nurtures young players

BUNDABERG Basketball junior players are set to benefit with former National Basketball League winning player and Australian Junior representative Blair Smith to conduct free weekly clinics in the city, starting today.

Smith represented Australia at an Under-21 World Championships, before going on to carve out a long and distinguished career in the NBL.

He was part of the Melbourne Tigers NBL Championship winning team of 1997, and he also had successful stints at the West Sydney Razorbacks and the Townsville Crocs.

Now in his position as the Central Queensland Basketball development officer, Smith plans to help nurture the skills of junior basketballers in Bundaberg.

He will run free weekly clinics aimed specifically at beginner players, and the sessions are open to boys and girls of all ages.

The clinics are being run on Thursday afternoons at the BBI’s Century 21 Stadium courts in Flint Street, from 4-5pm, starting today and running through to November 25.

Players should bring a water bottle, hand towel and basketball, if they have them. For inquiries, phone Cathie Clancy on 0438 516 341.



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