Basketball returns to Singleton PCYC through junior program

MASTER AND THE APPRENTICES: Singleton PCYC manager David Andrews is mentoring the next generation of basketballers this school term.
MASTER AND THE APPRENTICES: Singleton PCYC manager David Andrews is mentoring the next generation of basketballers this school term.

Local basketball has returned to its traditional home this month through the form of the Singleton PCYC’s Aussie Hoops program.

The initiative, which will continue each Monday night throughout the school term, has been deemed a success by centre manager David Andrews.

“We’ll run this program all the time if we can average six kids per class,” he told the Singleton Argus.

“Basketball has been around PCYC for 80 years and when it first started the three core sports were basketball, boxing and gymnastics.”

“But we haven’t done basketball in my time here (since 2015) so we’re excited about the cause and its not too late to join either.”

The program coincides as a homecoming for Andrews who commenced his senior career (of an estimated 200 local games) at the PCYC in the early 1980s.

“I’m showing my age now but if you go back this is where I started my senior career when this was a full length hall,” he added.

“I know talking to some of the key figures in the basketball community like Mark Cox they were really keen on us getting a junior program so here it is.”

Registration is essential (click this link for more details). New participant cost is $105 per term (includes Aussie Hoops playing singlet, basketball and carry bag) while returning members will be charged $70.

All participants must be PCYC members (junior memberships are just $10).

“You think that this group is only ten years of age and that they won’t come in with much talent but they’re a good group so we’ll try to add to their current skill set.”

For more information call Singleton PCYC on 6572 1653.