Basketball camp for pupils

2015-12-01 06:00

The University of Cape Town’s basketball programme and Antioch Community Church are partnering to host a three-day ­Ikey elite basketball camp for school pupils (eight years and older) in the southern suburbs from 10 to 12 December.

“This is a win-win for the basketball programmes at UCT and our local primary and high schools, as well as a win for parents who may need a safe and affordable place for their son or daughter to go the Thursday and Friday after school finishes,” says Carmen Mattingly, women’s basketball coach at UCT.

“We are excited to invest in the growth and development of fundamental skills in the region, while increasing the popularity and understanding of basketball with local students, who may one day join our programme at UCT.”

The primary goals of the camp include:

• Promoting a healthy lifestyle

• Improving players’ skills and abilities

• Increasing the popularity of basketball locally

• Providing safe and affordable childcare

• Introducing young athletes to UCT basketball

• Having fun

The programme gives young people an opportunity to engage with camp staff from many nationalities, including South Africa, Cameroon, Nigeria, the United States and Zimbabwe. The camp staff includes individuals who have played and coached at various levels of basketball in South Africa and the United States.

Registration, cost and other details can be found online at or on the Facebook event page Ikey Elite Basketball Camp.

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