Boomerangs 2011 Easter Camp

Boomerangs 2011 Easter Camp

The Boomerangs – our team for Athletes with Intellectual disability have their first camp since 2009 this weekend in Melbourne.

Newly appointed Head coach, Simon Robinson has selected 23 of the best eligible players in the country to attend the first camp since 2009 for the Boomerangs.

The camp to be held in Melbourne at St Columba’s College Essendon over the Easter weekend is the first camp for the Boomerangs (Australian Men’s basketball team for Athletes with an Intellectual Disability).

Athletes were selected following the Ivor Burge Championship held in Maitland in February and they will be put through their paces in preparation for the upcoming 3rd INAS Global Games being held in Italy this September.

Head Coach Simon Robinson commented, “We have a tight timeline and an even tighter budget but we feel confident with the mix of experience and youthful energy and we believe that we can be pretty competitive.”

The program also has a new manager in Carmen Skidmore from Orange in NSW and  retains the services of Assistant Coach George Havakis.

“This is the first international campaign for Carmen and myself so the knowledge of the tournament and opposing teams George has gained from previous Global Games is going to be exceedingly valuable,” said Robinson. “International competition is fierce so you need every edge you can get.”

Selected athletes are:

Ricky Bevan                                            Victoria

Joshua Bryant                                 SA

Aaron Clarkson                               ACT

Keelan Crawford                             NSW

Mark Dahlberg                                ACT

Jordan East                                 Victoria

Jackson Fennell                              NSW

Christopher Gooding                      Victoria

Vaughan Hammant                          NSW

Nicholas Hum                               Victoria

Clinton Jee                                  Victoria

Melvin Lee                                   Victoria

Jack Littleton                               ACT

Mitchell Mavrak                            NSW

Adam Meredith                             NSW

Brent Morris                                 Victoria

Luke Nicholls                                Victoria

Dean Pallier                                  NSW

Michael Paterson                           Victoria

Jamie Phillips                                 Victoria

Matthew Skerman                          QLD

Cameron Slacik                              Victoria

Troy Zonneveld                             Victoria

The Boomerangs Camp is being held in Melbourne from 23 - 25 April 2011.

For further information about the INAS Global Games CLICK HERE