After over 10 years in the IGSSA system, I got my first gig as a basketball coach on Thursday afternoon with the Years 9/10 C team.
The girls were looking schmick in their red singlets and were ready to dominate against Penrhos. Unfortunately, a team of giants arrived on court and whilst our girls were speedier, fitter and determined, they were outscored in their first game. If I get the coaching gig again we will most certainly be working on our shooting accuracy.
Even though we had a loss in this game there were some big highlights during the match:
- Zoey Brown scoring in the last seconds from a set play she had practised over and over again throughout the match
- Instead of fatiguing and giving up, the team just got better and better as the game progressed
- Perhaps this should be number 1 as the big highlight of the game was Tennille O’Connor casually scoring a 3-pointer.
Despite not being a basketball pro, I have to say I loved it! Look out Mr Kendall and Mr Rees I might just be taking over in 2021.
Over the next few weeks we look forward to hearing from the girls competing as they reflect on their IGSSA experiences.
Emma Wood, Head of Sport