Basketball program seeking applicants

NORTH Coast Academy of Sport (NCAS) is seeking talented junior basketballers to trial for its 2008-09 basketball program.

To be eligible to apply, athletes must be born in either 1994 or 1995 (making them a bottom age 14 or top age of 16 in 2008).

Additionally, athletes must be a current member of one of the 11 underpinning basketball associations based at Ballina, Bellingen Valley, Byron Bay, Casino, Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Kempsey, Lismore, Murwillumbah, Port Macquarie and Taree.

The Development and Selections Trial Day will take place on Sunday, October 19, at the Grafton Sports Stadium.

A variety of skills and drills will be delivered by the NCAS selection committee throughout the day which will both provide an excellent development opportunity for all trialists, as well as providing the selection committee good opportunity to assess, rank and eventually select the squad of just 13 boys and 13 girls.

Basketball NSW, who endorse and support NCAS basketball, will be sending their NITCP head coach, Peter Lonergan to head up the selection committee.

The squad will represent NCAS when they compete against other NSW regional academies squads at the Academy Games being held in Armidale next April.

Applications close on Friday, October 10, and must be submitted on the designated application form available via or by phoning the NCAS office on 6620 3073.

Information kits and application forms can also be downloaded via the NCAS website.

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