By: Curtis Morton
President of the Nevis Amateur Basketball Association (NABA), Ms Wanda Parry is encouraged by the participation level at a recent Basketball camp, conducted at the Brown Hill hard court.
She noted that some 80 individuals participated and that that number comprised of children ranging from Primary school to Secondary School age.
President of the St.Kitts-Nevis Basketball Association, Kenroy ROMEL Tobias was also enthused and noted that it was a joint venture between his Association (SKNABA) and the St.Kitts-Nevis Olympic Committee (SKNOC) in sponsoring the camp.
The camp commenced with an opening ceremony on Saturday 17th August and then was run from Monday 19th for the remainder of the week and concluded with an official closing ceremony on Friday23rd August.
During the week, the children were taught the fundamentals of the game of Basketball and also received some timely motivational speeches from some top officials within the Federation.
Among those speaking to the children were:
• Dr. Thelma Phillip-Browne-President of the St.Kitts Netball Association who spoke to the rules of the game
• Fitness instructor-Mr. James who spoke on Nutrition
• Elvis Williams who spoke about available scholarships etc
On the final day, the children were honoured to have the Federal Minister of Sports, Hon. Glenn Phillip who spoke about his journey in higher education which was initially started with a Basketball scholarship.
He later took the children to the court and taught them the basics in shooting and dribbling.
Some of the children in various age categories received basketballs as gifts for outstanding performances during the camp.
Ms Parry has promised that there will be a follow up with children and that there will be a similar camp during Easter of 2014.