Playing or coaching, Jodie can?t get enough basketball
By STEVE SPINKS
JODIE Patterson doesn't know what she likes best ? playing basketball or coaching basketball. Whatever it is, Patterson will have her hands full in coming months in a part-time position as Lismore Basketball Association junior development officer. The 21-year-old from Port Macquarie is part of a growing trend of local sporting organisations employing Human Movement students from Southern Cross Unversity on a part-time basis. At the beginning of this year two other students, Ryan Campbell and Jai Reardon, were employed as development officers with Hockey Far North Coast. "I'll work a few hours a week and try to set up some school programs," Patterson said. "We'll also hold a primary schools carnival in December." Patterson has plenty of experience to pass on to keen young players. She has played representative basketball in Port Macquarie teams since she was 12. The SCU student also played two seasons of State League for Port Macquarie and one season for the Lis- more Lions.