CMBB U12 Squad attends Basketball Pacific Jamboree

Earlier this month the U12 Counties Manukau squad travelled to New Plymouth to participate in Jamboree 2018.  10 players (Kyran, Lyronz, Marquez, Spencer, John, Elijah, Horua, Andre, Fayelin, & Larissa), 2 junior referees (Amelia & Teagan), coach Ayla and managers Georgie & Rachel made the trip down together. The squad joined 115 athletes from associations North of Taranaki and stayed at New Plymouth Boys High School.  The two and a half days of basketball development for players, coaches, officials, & management was an awesome experience for everyone!

Kyran’s statement from Jamboree -

I really loved the Jamboree camp - the pools, sleeping in our dorms, the food and I enjoyed winning the knockout competition. I was there to learn basketball skills like shooting techniques, dribbling, layups, etc... What I loved the most was the pass and cut move, and the 4 vs 4 games. My favourite things were, winning the knockout competition and I got to compete in the layup final. My team went to the finals but we came up short and I loved it overall.

Lyronz’ statement from Jamboree -

I loved the fact that I could learn techniques of basketball and help develop my game. My favourite drill was the fast break pass and cut station. We stayed at new Plymouth Boys High School. I had good nights and bad nights where people would just not stop talking. The breakfast and dinner was delicious! I was so gutted that we lost all of our games even though my mum said it's not about winning it is how you develop as a player.

The U12 squad will now focus on the upcoming Super City tournament during U13 representative season later on this year!

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