Since we first started The Academy it has always been popular with children in the targeted 7-10 years age group. We have always felt that this is the ideal age for children to take their first steps into team sports, not only basketball.
As a club, last season was probably the first time we had children from our Academy step on the court to play league games at Under 12 level and I think we all saw the benefit of our Academy for both the boys and girls.
Later than we would have liked, but the Academy started back last night and wow!, what a turn out. 74 children joined in the fun and games last night in Virginia College, not a parking space was to be had at the school.
We would like to thank all that helped out with the coaching and supervision on the night and look forward to seeing you all again next week. It was great to see some of our club players (and even an ex-club player) helping out on the night.
The Academy is a very important part of the development of our club and has already brought though some very strong players and Under 12 & Under 14 Levels, we look forward to watching with interest the next crop of stars coming though.