The newly established basketball club in Parkes had an extra special training session on Tuesday when two very important visitors dropped in.
Conrad Etchi, a professional basketball player from the US, and Rachel Herrick of Basketball NSW, attended the club’s second training session.
“This is a big deal for us,” said Debbie Lasserre, who started the club with the help of the PCYC. “There was nothing in Parkes for young kids wanting to play basketball, so I decided to start a club.”
She was very excited to get Conrad involved, who is currently on a six-month stint with the Dubbo Basketball Association. He is in his first year as a professional player after graduating from a college in West Virginia last year. “I love it in Australia and it is good to see the sport getting bigger.”
Rachel came from Sydney to introduce the club to Aussie Hoops, which is a program teaching young kids the basics of basketball. Debbie said kids could register online for the program and receive a basketball, bag and shirt.
“We train every Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30pm and all primary kids can join.”