The Golden Star Australian Boomers stay last week was an enormous success both on and off the court with a great turn out and result for the game against Argentina, but also for two sessions held open to the public.
Last Wednesday’s open training session attracted great numbers with the Perth public keen to see the inner workings of Coach Brett Brown and his national team. Over 400 people attended the session at the Western Australian Baskteball Centre and enjoyed the opportunity to get up close and personal with the team with Coach Brown addressing the public prior to the commencement of practice. The Boomers squad also signed autographs for the masses of children requesting after the session.
Thursday night also saw a terrific turn out for Coach Brown’s coaching clinic. Coaches from all levels were in attendance with the Boomers Head Coach accomodating every level of coach with an open forum of question and answer session, ensuring that every coach had an opportunity to learn and benefit from the clinic.
Lynx Administrator and Special Projects Officer Alana Munnee was present on the night.
“It was great to hear Coach Brown speak on his perspectives not only on coaching philosophies and the drills he uses, but also on how he fits and balances basketball with the rest of his life. Definitely a great learning opportunity.”
Education and Training Officer Vlad Alava also acknowledged Coach Brown for his time and efforts.
"For Coach Brown to come and talk to our coaches less than 24 hours before an International game tip-off is just amazing and selfless on his behalf. He was only too willing to come and spend his valuable time to help our people and for that Basketball WA and no doubt the whole basketball community is incredibly thankful. We wish Coach Brown and Boomers all the very best in their journey towards and at the World Championships."