Wednesday, June 28, Basketball SA's High Performance Department hosted the U16 SA Metro State Team Singlet Presentations.
Basketball SA were thrilled to present the U16 SA Metro State teams with their singlets ahead of the 2017 U16 Helloworld Travel Australian Championships to be held in Perth from July 8.
Both Men's and Women's teams, along with their supportive parents, siblings, and friends, came together at the Titanium Security Arena to celebrate the fantastic journey these young players are about to experience.
We were lucky enough to hear from Jacob Rigoni, who recently experienced the intensity and excitement of heading to the National Championships where he won the Gold medal with the U20 South Australian team. Jacob spoke to the group about the importance of putting the team first, avoiding distractions, and enjoying every moment of the experience.
We also heard from High Performance Manager David Ingham, Dean Nyberg (Men's Head Coach), and John Della Pia (Women's Assistant Coach) ahead of the team's departure next week.
Basketball SA would like to congratulate Margot Hall and Kelsey Rees on their appointment as Co-Captains of the Women's team, and Kalani Sapwell (Vice), Taine Mitchell (Vice), and Sebastian Griffin (Captain) on their leadership appointments within the Men's team.
We are excited to follow the teams as they represent our state in Perth with regular social media updates.
Congratulations and thank you to the players, coaches, support staff, parents, caregivers, and volunteers for their efforts in preparation for the exciting experience that is the 2017 U16 Helloworld Travel Australian Championships.
Good luck and have fun!