The entire Sydney Kings roster, and its coaches, welcomed 300 children and teenagers to a Super Clinic on Tuesday January 11th.
As part of a joint effort with Basketball NSW youngsters from every corner of Sydney, as well as kids from as far away as Tumut and Port Macquarie, descended on the State Sports Centre, at Sydney Olympic Park, for two hours of fun.
Greg Whittington as animated as ever
After a warm up, that featured a red-faced Andrew Gaze (taking things as seriously as the deciding game of a grand final series) almost losing his voice, the group were broken up into age groups and went through a series of stations. They worked on passing fundamentals, shooting, dribbling and defensive principles.
Bring it in with Julian Khazzouh, Garrett Jackson & Darcy Harding
Jason Cadee, a Bankstown junior, had a great time: “It was incredible having so many kids dressed up in all sorts of uniforms – from local associations and all sorts of different Kings gear. I grew up around basketball and it’s awesome to share these moments with kids who are just so excited to be here.”
Cadee has been affiliated with Bansktown in a formalised way this season, as well as Gosford (who were well represented on the day) and he’s conducted clinics and school visits in those areas this season.
Kevin Lisch watches on
All the players on the Sydney Kings roster have been matched to the 18 associations around NSW, and they have conducted clinics and school visits in all those regions, since the middle of 2016. The team will put on a second free clinic, open to anyone in NSW, and that will run next Tuesday the 17th.
Kevin Lisch, William McDowell-White & Andrew Gaze share a chuckle
Balls up! Incredible scenes as the clinic wrapped up