Brydens Sydney Uni Flames are thrilled to announce another year of partnership with Basketball NSW in its Academy Training Program. The initiative sees the selection of 20 Country and 20 Metro U18 female basketballers, and runs an intensive training period aimed at upskilling and educating these young athletes in fitness, training and diet.
The program helps cultivate the development of elite female athletes from a junior to senior level, while broadening their opportunities to play at a national level. The Academy provides an invaluable pathway for players throughout NSW.
On Saturday afternoon program participants took to Brydens Stadium before the Flames v. Canberra game to play one another in a friendly match. Sixteen year old Sherrie Calleia has been involved in the program for two years and says the Academy has provided her with a sense of community. Sherrie commented, “the program has improved my fitness, my skills and has made me stronger mentally. It continues to challenge me. Like tonight’s game was tough – we won but it was close. The score was 68-66.” She continued, “I would love to play in the National League with the Flames one day, that would be incredible!”
Long time sponsor of Brydens Sydney Uni Flames BR International Logitstics have championed this program for many years with Director Michael Bourne stating, “I have always been keen to support the Flames program as it provides an educational pathway for the players. Same with the academy in that opportunities for talented players should never be restricted.” The continued support of BR International Logitstics has been instrumental to the growth and success of our program for which we would like to offer our warmest thanks.