Mildura Weekly : Friday February 7 2014 Vol 8 No 14
www.milduraweekly.com.au 72 Mildura Weekly – 07/02/14 Tennis championships cancelled Tune into Amber & Billo’s next week for YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A $50 voucher just in time for Valentine’s Day! Each day a voucher will be given away from a different participating business in Mildura Central. Amber&Billo’sAAAAAAAA&&&&&&&&& MILDURA Under 16 Junior Heat star Kia Scott has con- tinued her rapid rise on the basketball court by being named the most valuable player at the Junior Classic Basketball Tournament in Bendigo. The 14-year-old had extra reason to celebrate, with her team also winning the Under 16 Division Two grand final against Ballarat. Although surprised with her achievement, Kia be- lieves it was her grand final performance that got her over the line. “My best game was the grand final,” she said. “I scored 16 points and man- aged six free throws in the final quarter. “The game came down to the final seconds, so I was happy that I contributed to the win.” The versatile guard said she enjoyed her weekend in Bendigo. “It was a great opportu- nity to improve,” she said. “This was my first at Under 16 level, so I didn’t know what to expect. “The standard of play and intensity really stood out, so I had to lift my game to keep up. “We played teams who ran plays I hadn’t seen be- fore, so I’m definitely a bet- ter player from the experi- ence.” Into her third season with the Junior Heat, Kia said she’s hoping her recent success will be the catalyst for a successful 2014 season. “I’m looking forward to this year,” she said. “I have been training hard so that I’m ready for my first season of Under 16’s. “My rebounding and post-game are my strengths, but my dribbling needs im- provement. “I admire the way Ang Wall (Lady Heat coach) plays, so if I can be half as good as her I’d be happy.” A talented netballer for Red Cliffs, Kia said she was going to play both sports for as long as possible. “I love basketball and netball equally,” she said. “I am still young so I’ll keep playing both until I’m not enjoying myself anymore. “My family are a great support, and I’m very thank- ful for all the sacrifices they make so that I can play mul- tiple sports.” The Junior Heat experi- enced strong results in Ben- digo, with the Under 16 Di- vision One and Two and the Under 14 girls Division One teams winning titles. Mildura Junior Heat teams will head to Wodon- ga this weekend for the La Trobe University Junior Bas- ketball Tournament. Kia ecstatic to claim Bendigo MVP honours • GREAT SCOTT: Mildura Under 16 Junior Heat star Kia Scott was named most valuable player at the recent Junior Classic Tournament in Bendigo. Photos: DARREN SEILER TOMORROW’S Mildura Lawn Tennis Club’s junior and senior doubles championships have been cancelled due to forecast hot weather. The event will now take place on Satur- day, February 22. In other MLTC news, entries are now open for the corporate twilight competition starting on Thursday, February 27. More information is available by con- tacting 0417 509 694, or by visiting www. tennismildura.com.au. MALLEE Sports Assembly, in partnership with Sports Medicine Australia, will of- fer a Level 1 Sports Trainer Course to interested locals. The two-day course will take place over two week- ends on Sunday, March 23, and Sunday, March 30, at the South Mildura Football Club Rooms, and will be open to anyone interested in becoming an accredited sports trainer. The course will provide necessary skills on how to prevent and manage inju- ries on and off the sporting field, with topics to include preventing sports injuries, principles of injury man- agement, sports tapping and nutrition, transport- ing injured athletes and common sporting illness, injuries and medical condi- tions. All successful partici- pants will receive national accreditation, which is the standard requirement to work as a sports trainer in many of the country’s sport- ing codes. The only pre-requisite required is a current first aid certificate. Cost is $220, with a re- accreditation course also available on March 30 at a cost of $90. More information, or to book a spot, is available by contacting Mallee Sports Assembly on 5021 3464. MSA to offer sports trainer course in Mildura next month Sunraysia’s ‘super-fish’ take on Victoria’s finest SUNRAYSIA swimmers have enjoyed rea- sonable success at the Victorian Long Course Championships, finishing 19th out of 31 participating teams. Held in Wodonga, nine Sun- raysia swimmers – coached by Emily McClelland – competed at the event, with Cameron Doug- las leading the way with bronze in the boys 200m freestyle. Cameron also finished sixth in the 18 and over 50m butterfly, fifth in 100m freestyle, 10th in the 50m freestyle and fifth in 100m butterfly. Other highlights saw Kunind Oberoi finish seventh in the boys 13 100m but- terfly, while Olivia Phelan demonstrated her versatility by coming eighth in the girls 13 100m breaststroke. Keeley Butler Kerridge se- cured eighth spot in the 100m breaststroke – his pet event – while Rebecca McConnell also enjoyed a successful meet, fin- ishing 10th in the girls 16-17 200m butterfly, 100m freestyle and 100m breaststroke. Other Sunraysia representatives were Eric and Martin Stephens, Bianca Doug- las and Hailey Mason.
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