Golden Nugget selections

From left, Harper Fraser, Indigo Waugh, Abbi Boulter and Sam Callahan are heading to the Golden Nugget training camp.

From left, Harper Fraser, Indigo Waugh, Abbi Boulter and Sam Callahan are heading to the Golden Nugget training camp.

ELEVEN local junior basketballers will have made it through to the under 14 Basketball Victoria Country Golden Nugget elite training camp.

Sale players Indigo Waugh, Abbi Boulter, Sam Callahan and Harper Fraser, and Maffra Jaime Gallatly, Jasmyn Hennig, Emily Jansen, James Allman, Coby Burgiel, Jack Hrehoresen and Jett Killoran have been selected for the training camp, to be held in Shepparton this week.

Sale Amateur Basketball Association president Luc Wilson said it was a huge achievement for the four SABA members to get through, having been selected as the top representatives from the whole Gippsland area.

"The BVC Academy program is recognised nation-wide and is part of the elite pathway program that makes basketball in Victoria and country Victoria so strong," he said.

"The camp provides two days of training for athletes chosen from across Victoria, and from this camp teams will be selected to represent Country Victoria at the Southern Cross Challenge in Melbourne and the Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup in Albury."

The basketballers had each completed 20 hours of specialised training throughout the year as part of the selection process.

"This is a great achievement for all four of our representatives and our club is grateful to volunteer coach Joel Fraser who has been training this squad on a weekly basis," Wilson said.

"Indigo Waugh made it through this process last year and played at the Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup in Albury in January this year. From there, she also gained selection in the Australian Country team which played in New Zealand in April."

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