Over sixty girls from throughout six nations – Laos, Bangladesh, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, and Indonesia - within the Asia Oceania area, participated within the third Asia Oceania Ladies’s Improvement Camp earlier this month. The Camp was an intensive coaching and training week about wheelchair basketball held in Suphanburi, Thailand.
Organised by IWBF Asia Oceania, the goal of the Asia Oceania Ladies’s Improvement Camp is to develop the game for ladies within the area. It’s also provides international locations the chance to convey not solely gamers to take part and play wheelchair basketball however convey further volunteers and employees to be taught and educate themselves concerning the sport to take again residence and proceed to develop the programmes of their international locations. So, alongside the gamers, there have been twenty coaches, referees, and classifiers in attendance from throughout the Zone.
As soon as once more twin Australian Paralympic Gold Medallist Troy Sachs headed the teaching employees, inspiring along with his ardour to cross on his information, which was evident in each coaching session. Paralympic medallists Alison Mosely and Tim Maloney joined him. There was additionally path and workshops given for the referees and classifiers from IWBF Asia Oceania Chair of Technical, Matt Wells, and IWBF Asia Oceania Chair of Classification, Toufic Allouche.
IWBF Asia Oceania Secretary Normal, Don Perriman, mentioned:
“This was the third camp for ladies’s growth that we’ve held within the Zone, and the ambiance inside the group was laborious to outline. There was a lot laughter, the occasional tears however most of all of the unbridled enthusiasm and a willingness to be taught that makes all of it worthwhile.
“Most of the gamers have been to earlier camps, and the development of their ability stage and understanding of the sport was clear for all to see. Because the week unfolded the newcomers to the programme stunned themselves with how a lot they might enhance with good path and follow methods.
“I want to thank all of the gamers who attended the camp and international locations who supported them, in addition to the coaches and tutors who gave up their time to be right here. Moreover, the Zone is indebted to the Sport Affiliation for Wheelchair Basketball of Thailand for once more internet hosting this camp. The help from this Affiliation is excellent and permits the Zone to proceed to supply these alternatives to our gamers.”
The ultimate days of the camp concerned competitors video games for all groups, with Cambodia and Laos incomes the appropriate to compete within the Asian Para Video games later this yr in Hangzhou.
Picture Credit score: Faye Veras Images & Matthew Wells