The Sydney Uni Flames Academy has wrapped for another year, with 45 young women successfully completing the 2016 program.
The initiative saw a selection of U/18 and U/20 Metro and Country female players undergo an intensive training period aimed at bridging the gap between elite young female basketball players and their opportunities to play professionally in Australia.
A two night per week commitment enabled up-and-coming athletes to learn from the best senior players and coaches in the community, including the chance to train alongside Brydens Sydney Uni Flames and access to professional strength and conditioning sessions.
The Junior Academy group were coached on court by Head Coach of the Brydens Sydney Uni Flames Cheryl Chambers and Assistant Darren Allie.
“What an awesome term of Academy. To see the top Juniors in NSW push themselves in a competitive environment week after week was fantastic. The girls were great, I can wait for next year’s Academy so we can continue our skill progression and enjoy this great game of basketball!,” said Coach Chambers.
On top of the expert guidance from coaches, many of the Flames stars provided their invaluable time and knowledge to help cultivate participants’ skills and inspire their future pathways.