FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA - There was plenty of talent on show yesterday when Australian Indigenous Basketball (AIB) delivered skill development sessions at the Edmonton PCYC.
Female and male players ranging in age from 9 to 39 were put through their paces by AIB All Stars Head Coach Joel Khalu and All Stars women’s team member Naomi Moke.
The sessions focused on various basketball fundamentals and also exposing athletes to new training techniques that would benefit their individual games.
AIB All Stars Head Coach Joel Khalu was impressed with both the attendance numbers and skill levels of participants.
“We know that Far North Queensland is a real hotspot when it comes to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander basketball talent and that was reflected in these sessions,” Khalu said.
“There’s been a number of Indigenous players from this region go on to play at the highest levels and there’s certainly more coming through that I think will also reach similar heights.”
The sessions were also used to promote the AIB National Tournament that’s taking place in Cairns this December.
“With our AIB National Tournament being held in Cairns later this year, we really want to make sure that there is a terrific representation of players from across FNQ,” Khalu added.
In the past few weeks AIB have delivered skill development sessions in both Cairns and Darwin, with more planned to be conducted across the country in the coming months.