Newley bounces into Murray Bridge

Newley bounces into Murray Bridge

Newley bounces into Murray Bridge Basketball Australia in association with Australia Post held its first ‘Whose Locker is it?’ promotional clinic at the Murray Bridge Show Grounds in South Australia on Sunday, with Boomers star Brad Newley shooting hoops with the

Newley bounces into Murray Bridge

Basketball Australia in association with Australia Post held its first ‘Whose Locker is it?’ promotional clinic at the Murray Bridge Show Grounds in South Australia on Sunday, with Boomers star Brad Newley shooting hoops with the U14 Murray Bridge Bullets boy's team.

In front of 50 onlookers, Newley took the 16 excited youngsters through the fundamentals of the game before handing out Australia Post Boomers packs and signing autographs for over 45 minutes.

Jon Stringer of New South Wales won the first promotion draw, but gifted the prize to his 13-year old nephew, Brayden Dalitz of Murray Bridge.

The Murray Bridge Bullets thanked Newley and Boomers team manager Nic Mercer for the rare opportunity and presented them with cards and gifts.

Newley was the 2005 Philips Championship National Basketball League (NBL) Rookie of the Year and won a Gold Medal at the Commonwealth Games in March 2006. He was also a member of Australia’s 2006 FIBA World Championship team.

Australia Post, who began their sponsorship of the Australian Boomers in mid 2006, is keen to increase the team’s profile in the lead up to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and implemented the nationwide promotion as a result.

A second clinic, to be held in Queensland in late April, was won by Adam McMahon from Mountain Creek in Queensland.

Adam and his U16 representative side will be taken through their paces by 2007 Gaze Medallist and NBL MVP and championship winner Sam Mackinnon.