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Thursday, 25 April 2019 05:49 am

Parents help make basketball possible for St Teresa’s students

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The St Teresa’s School Karori basketball team (from left to right): Ryan Denham, 11, James Schubart, 10, Finn O’Sullivan, 9, Michael Grimes, 10, Toby Renfold, 10, Luke Sanson, 10, Oxford Bond, 9, Jackson Edmonds, 10, Irving Potter, 9, Isaac Tiko, 10.

PARENTS are the most important part of making basketball accessible to children at St Teresa’s School Karori.

“Thank goodness for amazing parents actually, they’re the ones who run it,” Jaquee Schubart, St Teresa’s basketball co-ordinator, says.

St. Teresa’s does not currently have a basketball league so it is up to the parents to facilitate and encourage the children to play at the Karori Recreational Centre.

“The Karori rec centre has a league and it’s really promoted in the community so all the schools play each other there,” Mrs Schubart says.

The parents help out by taking the children to and from training and games, and even help out with coaching.

Last month, the team got the chance to participate in the Wellington Regional SportsFest to show off their skills.

The students say they had a great time at the SportsFest and their favourite parts were having the day off school, winning some games and having fun.

Michael Grimes, 10, says his fellow teammate Finn O’Sullivan, 9, is good at half-court shots and had made two baskets.

Finn O’Sullivan says his favourite part of playing basketball is being able to play with his friends.


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