Men's Basketball (Media)
Wednesday, September 16, 09
NORTH ISLAND GAZETTE
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SPARTANS BASKETBALL HEADS TO ALERT BAY
ALERT BAY — The community will be the first beneficiary of a new Sport BC programming initiative.
Sport BC, along with the support of KidSport and funding from the province, will bring its first nations sport development clinic to Alert Bay on Sept. 18 and 19.
The clinic will focus on basketball and provide skill development opportunities and training for coaches. Basketball BC and members of the Trinity Western University Varsity men’s basketball team, along with their coaches, will be in attendance to lead the workshops.
The aim of these workshops is to encourage participation and set up the infrastructure for a lasting legacy of sport in the Alert Bay community.
“Access to proper infrastructure and cost are two major barriers to sport participation many children in first nations communities face,” said Paul Varian of Sport BC.
The clinics objectives also include a positive self-image, a sense of accountability and team work.
Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. will be the coaches clinic and will be led by former Spartan Luke Robinson, Basketball BC and TWU coaches and players.
Saturday will be youth clinics from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for different age groups followed by scrimmages.
All clinics will take place at the Lawrence Ambers Rec Centre.
The Power of Sport Tour visits communities throughout B.C. to help develop sport at the local level. Sport experts conduct clinics, seminars and workshops focusing on coach education, athlete development and official development.
The Alert Bay First Nations sport development clinic is the first of several scheduled for the coming school year.
For more information, go to powerofsporttour.ca
Last Updated: 2009-09-16