Golden Basketball Association ends its 2012-2013 season

Players from the GBA came out for a fun day of skills training and games on Jan 25.

  • Jan. 28, 2013 11:00 a.m.

It has been another fun season for the Golden Basketball Association, which brings local children out on the court at the Mount 7 Rec Plex.

Leah Mortimer, the secretary registrar of the Golden Basketball Association, said that this was another successful season for the group, which was celebrating the end of their season with a fun day of playing hoops on Jan. 25.

“It has been a great season. The kids that are out really seem to enjoy it,” she said.

The athletes have been playing since the start of September, and were enjoying their last day of fun and games.

“We were showing off some of the skills they have learned with their coaches. They were demonstrating their skills, team play and good sportsmanship.”

About 40 children turned up at the event with some parents dropping by to watch their children play.

The athletes have spent the last five months learning about many aspects of the game, and also about things like the importance of co-ordination, which will help them both on and off the court.

“This is all about the kids having fun and having a few slices of pizza today. We are always looking for more coaches and great parent support.”

One of the team captains on the last day of events was Adam Archibald, who enjoyed his season with the GBA.

“The reason I like playing basketball is to have fun. I also like being with my friends. It is a fun sport to play. The best part of the day was playing with my teammates and getting last second baskets,” he said.