Basketball NSW is excited to announce the talented athletes and coaches who have been selected to participate in the prestigious 2023 Frank Ponta Cup at the AIS in Canberra from 16th to 19th November 2023.
At the helm of the camp is four-time Paralympian and Wollongong Roller Hawks captain, Brett Stibners OAM, who will now be Head Coaching the Under-23 Australian Spinners.
This camp serves as a launching pad for athlete preparation for the U23 World Championships in 2025. It also provides an incredible opportunity for developing athletes of all ages to train and compete in a high-performance pathways’ environment.
The coach development program will focus on advanced learnings, building on the success of the 2022 camps, and acting as a crucial stepping stone into the national team programs. This will be led by Basketball NSW Wheelchair Developement Manager, National Coach Developer and Head Coach of the Under-25 Australian Devils, Janna Mizens.
Mizens added that this invite-only camp will help spotlight emerging coaches, offering them a unique platform to develop and showcase their abilities.
“This opportunity will directly impact the quality of coaching support athletes receive in each state represented. Coaching education is vital to supporting next year’s Paralympics and beyond,” said Mizens.
Congratulations to the following NSW players:
Bradley Burns (NSW)
Matthew Caruana (NSW)
Ahmad Chatah (NSW)
Luke Greco (NSW)
Ethan Hallak (NSW)
Jamie Scorer (NSW)
Cooper Tarleton (NSW)