THE STAWELL Wildcats Basketball Association is preparing to launch its Wildcubs summer skills training program in the coming weeks.
Stawell Wildcats Basketball Association president Aiden Lee said the program was a great starting point for any primary aged school children to learn the skills of the game.
"Like any sport, you've got to start somewhere and that's why we bought in the Wildcubs," he said.
"For kids who don't have those fundamentals down pat, like your dribbling, shooting and passing it's a really good program for them to get know all those things and get them ready to step up into competition."
In 2019-2020 the club returned to the court after brief recess, but the coronavirus pandemic delayed the development of the stadium, causing the club to decide not to enter a CBL team for the 2020-2021 season.
Mr Lee returned the club in an official capacity late last year and said he would use this time to help strengthen the Wildcats junior players to grow the interest of the town.
Despite only releasing information about the program on Friday, Mr Lee said the program has already received a positive response, with more than ten applications of interest already.
"We just really want to see as many faces get involved in basketball, that's our main aim," he said.
"We have been working pretty hard with the Stawell Sports and Aquatic Centre to get things rolling so hopefully we get a bit of interest from the town."
The program will take place at the Stawell Sports and Aquatic Centre, with one session per week for eight weeks.
The day of the week when the sessions will take place is yet to be determined, but will be announced soon.
To find out more information, or to apply for the program, visit the Stawell Wildcats Basketball Association Facebook page or contact president Aiden Lee.
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