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Ex-pro leads Winchester basketball camp as deputy mayor drops by
3:00pm Friday 6th September 2013 in News
A BASKETBALL camp in Winchester was visited by the deputy mayor recently.
Cllr Eileen Berry stopped by Kings’ School on Saturday, August 24, to show her support to the youngsters from Winchester City Basketball Club.
It was the first camp of its kind for the club and organisers say its success means they’ll be back next year.
Children aged from four to 12-years-old spent the week learning basic skills and playing fun games.
Former professional basketball player Eddie Owusu led the Camp.
He said: "I initially wanted to organise an activity to keep my two sons busy, but as I mentioned the possibility of bringing Winchester its first basketball camp to more and more parents, I was surprised to hear the demand for the sport. In the end we had to create more spaces for children to attend.”Cllr Berry was treated to a font row seat at one of the camp’s matches.
She said: “When you think that we only hear and see the negative side of youth at times, it is good see the positive side.
“They were delighted to receive their trophies and certificates, it meant so much to them and to me.
“Their self-esteem was evident to see and I felt very proud of them. Well done to all concerned.”
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