Young ballers acknowledged

April 19, 2024 BY

Hard work rewarded: Nine local basketballers have been selected for the Basketball Victoria Future Development Program Country Academy (not pictured: Tinaye Chakurangeyi, Cora Rodgers-Saveam). Photo: LACHLAN ELLIS

SOME of Moorabool’s most talented young basketballers have been recognised for their hard work and skills on the court, being named on the squad for a state development program.

Nine players from Bacchus Marsh – seven boys and two girls – have been selected in Basketball Victoria’s Future Development Program Country Academy for 2024, showing the future of the sport in Moorabool is strong.

Selection in the Program is subject to trials, with all those who made the cut impressing Basketball Victoria with their skills.

President of the Bacchus Marsh Basketball Association, Tenielle Brown, congratulated all nine players on the fantastic achievement.

“Congratulations to Samuel Buntine, Tinaye Chakurangeyi, Jack Coy, Sebastian Kay, Jordan Moore, Lachie Olthof, Seth Psaila, Cora Rodgers-Saveam and Aaliyah Tribuzio.” Ms Brown said.

“Being selected for the FDP Country Academy is a significant accomplishment, reflecting the talent, hard work, and dedication of these young athletes.

“It’s a testament to their commitment to the sport of basketball and their potential to excel further.

“It’s a prestigious honour that not only recognises their current abilities but also presents an incredible opportunity for further growth and development in their basketball careers. “Congratulations once again to all the selected athletes on this remarkable achievement.”

For more information on the Future Development Program Country Academy, visit Basketball Victoria’s website.