On Saturday May 18th, a BBQ fun day was held at the Dunkley Fox Housing Estate in Highett. Two senior Sabres NBL1 players from the men Sam McDaniel and the women Amelia Todhunter, attended on behalf of the Southern Basketball Association and conducted a one hour basketball clinic for the local children who came out. They put the children through some skills and drills and gave them a taste of what playing organised basketball was like. The SBA also donated 12 basketballs to the Housing Estate. Hosted by Team Sports 4 All, the objective of the BBQ was to engage with some local children to get them involved in sport and then signed up to Team Sports 4 All. Team Sports 4 All offer assistance to families who are unable to afford team sport due to financial or social reasons.
Organiser Fiona Gathercole was grateful for the player appearance. “On behalf of Team Sports 4 All I would like to thank SBA for allowing Amelia and Sam to come along to the Dunkley Fox Estate on Saturday and teaching the kids some new basketball skills. The aim of the day was to get the kids out into the fresh air and be active doing something fun and new. Sam and Amelia ran some fantastic games which all of the kids loved and each child walked away happily with a new basketball to enable them to continue practicing their new basketball skills.”
For more information on Team Sports 4 All and the work they do in local communities, please check out their webpage http://teamsports4all.com.au/