Basketball NSW reaches new partnership to nurture NSW women’s basketball talent
Basketball NSW are pleased to announce they have partnered with The Brydens Sydney Uni Flames to continue to strengthen the development of athletes in NSW.
In what is a first for the club, the Flames are bridging the gap between elite young female basketball players and their opportunities to play professionally in Australia.
Selected girls will be able to learn from the best senior players and coaches in the community. This is a vital step in ensuring young players have the opportunity to develop their skills. The partnership will assist young players in providing a seamless transition between junior and senior basketball.
Karen Dalton, General Manager of the Brydens Sydney Uni Flames was pleased to confirm the news. “I’m really excited to be working with Basketball NSW in providing a pathway for talented NSW juniors. Our partnership will be beneficial to both the Flames program and female basketball in NSW”
“I’m looking forward to working with the prospective talented young female athletes and coaches” she said.
The partnership enables selected athletes aged between 15 and 17 years old to have the opportunity to train with the Brydens Sydney Uni Flames on court. They will also have access to strength and conditioning as part of the program.
Danny Martinez, CEO of BNSW believes “the opportunity to partner with the Flames will give young players the chance to learn from the best through exposure to a professional program. This will strengthen their development and ease their transition into the next stage of their playing career”.
The Brydens Sydney Uni Flames will also assist off the court. The partnership will offer invaluable higher education mentoring and assistance to holistically develop young athletes considering tertiary studies in the future. This will also include training in areas of sports science, time management and commitment.
The new partnership will also look to strengthen female involvement in sport, not just in a playing capacity but for coaching staff as well. There will be opportunities for those selected to work with Brydens Sydney Uni Flames and Academy coaches to strengthen skills in this area.
Fortunate young athletes selected to join this program will commence training with the Flames in September, ahead of the team’s season opener on Saturday 18 October against the Uni of Canberra at the AIS.
For more information on the partnership, please contact:
Kristen Barnes, Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Office: (02) 9351 8116
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