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Allstars trial for new teams

TALENT SPOTTING: The under-18 Northern Allstars men’s team hits the court in the first selection trial.
TALENT SPOTTING: The under-18 Northern Allstars men’s team hits the court in the first selection trial.

FLEDGLING basketball outfit Northern Allstars has completed trials to form new teams.

There was an impressive turnout at Port Macquarie Basketball Stadium in the under-18 boys division with 18 players trialling while a further six potential recruits showed interest, but were unavailable on the day.

Spokeswoman person Barb Duncombe said the players were keen to show their basketball skills to the selection panel coaches in the hope of gaining a berth in the team.

"Northern Allstars is a composite team which can be made up of talented players from any association on the North Coast and New England regions," she said.

"Once the teams are settled the aim is to bid for positions in the NSW Country Premier League Basketball competition in 2015.

"We have nominated two teams to enter the 2015 competition and we will find out on January 19 if we have been successful."

These composite teams have been formed to give talented athletes from all associations in the Northern League the opportunity and pathway to play in higher league basketball while also playing for their own association in the NJL.

Prospective players, both male and female, are welcome to try out for a place in the teams.

The next round of under-18 selection trials will be held at Bishop Druitt College in Coffs Harbour on Sunday, January 11.

Trials begin from 11am and should continue for around two hours.

The men's trial will decide the final squad.

For information, please email northernallstars2015@gmail.com.

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