Australia Post Boomers forward Mark Worthington returned to where it all started yesterday, hitting the basketball courts at his former primary school in Australind, Western Australia to host the first Australia Post ‘Junior Boomers’ clinic for 2008.
Worthington, a 2006 Commonwealth Games gold medalist and World Championship player , spent hours shooting hoops with children of the Australind Primary School.
Thanks to Australia Post, the Boomers are going “back to school” by revisiting their primary schools to conduct basketball clinics.
Worthington, named to the NBL All-First team after leading the Sydney Kings to the NBL Grand Final series this season, also attended the Australind Secondary School.
“I saw a few familiar faces and it was good to be back,” Worthington said. “I really look forward to spending time at home and relaxing after a long season.”
In related news, Worthington, the biggest name on the recently announced NBL free agents list, has put to bed speculation about his playing future by signing with the South Dragons today.
Worthington will now join Boomers head coach Brian Goorjian at South after Goorjian resigned from the Kings post after six successful seasons and inked a new deal with the Dragons last week.