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Telstra Hobart Chargers run Basketball Clinic at Cygnet Primary School

Telstra Hobart Chargers run Basketball Clinic at Cygnet Primary School.


Students of Cygnet Primary School have been given the opportunity to participate in a world class Basketball Clinic hosted by the Telstra Hobart Chargers on the 17th May. More than sisty Year 3 – 6 students benefited from the skills and drills session run by Chargers Head Coach Anthony Stewart and an import player Lewis Thomas. A surprise appearance was made by Rex the Rhino, the Chargers mascot.

Over the past two months, the Chargers have been running basketball clinics at local primary schools in Southern Tasmania. The clinics aim to build basketball participation, skills and physical fitness for Tasmanian school aged children.  

Once the program is complete, more than 2000 students from 24 primary schools will have completed the skills and drills program. The clinics are being run by Chargers Head Coach Anthony Stewart, American Import and Local players. The feedback from students, schools and the community has been extremely positive, the clinics are in high demand. “The Chargers ran an excellent clinic and our students thoroughly enjoyed the experience,” said Cygnet Primary School Principal Darryl Williams.  “The opportunity has been extremely positive for our students.” 

The Chargers Ultimate Experience will also give students and their families the opportunity to be part of the excitement of at Telstra Hobart Chargers game night.

Telstra will be providing 25 young Tasmanians and their families the chance to come to game night, walk the floor, meet the players and have grandstand seats to the action for every home game at the Derwent Entertainment Centre during 2017.

School students will be chosen in school communities that might otherwise not have the opportunity to enjoy a full family experience at the basketball through participation in over 190 school based clinics the Chargers coaching and playing staff will conduct this year

Telstra Area General Manager, Michael Patterson said “Telstra is proud to support the development of grassroots basketball across regional Hobart. It’s just one way we work with local communities, getting kids to be active, meet inspiring players and play the sport they love.”