Over sixty ladies from throughout six nations – Laos, Bangladesh, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, and Indonesia - within the Asia Oceania area, participated within the third Asia Oceania Girls’s Growth Camp earlier this month. The Camp was an intensive coaching and training week about wheelchair basketball held in Suphanburi, Thailand.
Organised by IWBF Asia Oceania, the goal of the Asia Oceania Girls’s Growth Camp is to develop the game for girls within the area. It’s also provides nations the chance to deliver not solely gamers to take part and play wheelchair basketball however deliver further volunteers and workers to study and educate themselves concerning the sport to take again dwelling and proceed to develop the programmes of their nations. So, alongside the gamers, there have been twenty coaches, referees, and classifiers in attendance from throughout the Zone.
As soon as once more twin Australian Paralympic Gold Medallist Troy Sachs headed the teaching workers, inspiring together with his ardour to go on his information, which was evident in each coaching session. Paralympic medallists Alison Mosely and Tim Maloney joined him. There was additionally route and workshops given for the referees and classifiers from IWBF Asia Oceania Chair of Technical, Matt Wells, and IWBF Asia Oceania Chair of Classification, Toufic Allouche.
IWBF Asia Oceania Secretary Normal, Don Perriman, stated:
“This was the third camp for girls’s growth that now we have held within the Zone, and the environment inside the group was onerous to outline. There was a lot laughter, the occasional tears however most of all of the unbridled enthusiasm and a willingness to study that makes all of it worthwhile.
“Lots of the gamers have been to earlier camps, and the advance of their ability degree and understanding of the sport was clear for all to see. Because the week unfolded the newcomers to the programme shocked themselves with how a lot they might enhance with good route and observe methods.
“I wish to thank all of the gamers who attended the camp and nations who supported them, in addition to the coaches and tutors who gave up their time to be right here. Moreover, the Zone is indebted to the Sport Affiliation for Wheelchair Basketball of Thailand for once more internet hosting this camp. The help from this Affiliation is excellent and permits the Zone to proceed to supply these alternatives to our gamers.”
The ultimate days of the camp concerned competitors video games for all groups, with Cambodia and Laos incomes the precise to compete within the Asian Para Video games later this 12 months in Hangzhou.
Picture Credit score: Faye Veras Pictures & Matthew Wells