Warriors start junior try-outs

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YOUNG WARRIORS: Basketballers from across the region, including (from left) Wilson and Harri Smart, Josh O’Donohue, Riley Smart, Sami and Emma Krelszheim, and Kara O’Donohue have started try-outs for the Wangaratta Warriors representative program this week. PHOTO: Marc Bongers

YOUNG basketballers throughout the region are gearing up for the commencement of the representative season, with try-outs for Junior Warriors teams starting earlier this week.

The Warriors program is a pathway for local players to enjoy tournaments held throughout the region from October and culminating in the Victorian Country Championships early next year, and has produced a number of star players who have gone on to represent their state, and even the nation.

Wangaratta Warriors co-ordinator Trish Storer said the representative program had become increasingly popular over recent years.

“Last year we had 120 junior players wear the Warriors uniform over the course of the season,” Storer said.

“It’s a great opportunity for players to participate in stronger competition, and to improve their skills through regular training.”

Ms Storer believes that one of the biggest strengths of the program is the quality of the coaching that the players receive.

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