Sharks are hungry for basketball

The Merimbula Sharks under 14s girls rep squad with coach Jai Badewitz are excited about the upcoming season and competing in tournaments.
The Merimbula Sharks under 14s girls rep squad with coach Jai Badewitz are excited about the upcoming season and competing in tournaments.
Coach Adam Jessop has a tight-knight group of boys to contest under 16s representative play for the Sharks.

Coach Adam Jessop has a tight-knight group of boys to contest under 16s representative play for the Sharks.

The under 14s boys squad and coach Tim Badewitz are excited to show off their skills on court when basketball returns next month.

The under 14s boys squad and coach Tim Badewitz are excited to show off their skills on court when basketball returns next month.

The Merimbula Sharks Basketball Club will head into spring with a bounce in its step.

The club will host an Open day to jumpstart the season on September 8 from 11am until 1pm at the Merimbula courts.

The season proper will launch from September 13-14 with registrations available online and parents are reminded you can use your active kids vouchers.

The club will be catering to everyone with ladies, men's and mixed comps as well as a series of junior grades including under 8s, under 10s, under 12s, girls division one and two and boys division two and three.

The Sharks are always on the look out for referees, coaches and more players with officials encouraging everyone to have a go.

"Maybe you haven't played in a while, or you're hungry to have a crack - or even a bit nervous to try - it's a great club and everyone is welcome," a spokeswoman said.

The under 12 girls are pumped for the coming basketball season.

The under 12 girls are pumped for the coming basketball season.

"It's very rewarding to see the players advancing through the ranks and are now in the older divisions.

"A lot of our players have reached even further and support the Sharks in the Representative games."

The spokeswoman said there are a good number who also step up for representative squads that do the club proud on away trips for tournaments. "They are awesome to watch," she said.

A number of squads have already come together with rep outfits in the under 16 boys to be coached by Adam Jessop, under 14 boys led by Tim Badewitz, under 12 girls coached by Matt Collins and under 14 girls coach by Jai Badewitz.