Bouncing away at Byron Bay
LISMORE's latest crop of junior basketball talent has been busy sharpening its skills before taking on regional rivals.
Players with Lismore Basketball Association's Under-12 development squad have been taking part in Saturday morning miniball action at Byron Bay.
The tournament has given the players valuable competitive exposure before they start their Classic Shield campaign next month.
Lismore coach Scott Harkin said his charges were benefiting from the Byron Bay competition, which runs every Saturday morning.
"It is a good little comp over there," he said.
"You can see the players getting better. They are really starting to learn more about the game.
"They are working on their individual and their teamwork skillsas well."
The Classic Shield event features sides from Yamba, Grafton, Byron Bay and Lismore.
Matches will take place in each area over the year, with the team collecting the most cumulative points declared the winner.
Harkin said this year's event was sure to be another memorable affair.
"It is really enjoyable," he said.
"It is not totally competitive and there is a great family atmosphere.
"We finished second last year and we are hoping to do well again this time."
Meanwhile, plans are continuing for a public forum to assess the future of basketball in Lismore.
The meeting, which is likely to take place in the next couple of weeks, will assess ways of further improving the sport in the area.
Ideas up for discussion include a potential new stadium and ways of attracting more players to the sport.
A date and time for the meeting is being finalised.
Anyone interested should contact the association on 66216647.