HEAD coach for the Perth Wildcats Rob Beveridge dropped into the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre to teach some pointers to the under 18s women’s Mandurah Magic team to brush up on their skills.
One of the biggest coaches in the National Basketball League, Beveridge in conjunction with the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) visited the girls on Tuesday for a one-on-on afternoon training session.
Leanne Peebles, regional officer from the DSR Peel, was delighted with the enthusiasm displayed by the Mandurah Magic players participating in the training session with Beveridge.
“The Department of Sport and Recreation recognises the important part Western Australia’s super coaches, such as Rob Beveridge from the Perth Wildcats play in developing our future champions,” she said.
Through the coaching and training program, the athletes participating in the DSR’s program will acquire new skills and knowledge from a veteran basketball coach.
The Mandurah Magic women’s development squad will be competing in the USA later in the season.
“The skills learnt today will assist in their development for this competition and for future sporting achievements,” Peebles said.
The program included a training session with the Mandurah Magic women’s development squad and earlier with students from Halls Head Community College’s basketball program.
Sporting clubs outside of basketball were also able to take away ideas and information from Beveridge after a coaching workshop on Tuesday evening.
Club members and coaches from hockey, cricket, soccer, sailing and even physical education teachers, listened to the Wildcats head coach’s successful coaching strategies at the coaching workshop.