A slam dunk for Springfield
Founded with four teams in 2019, the Pioneers Basketball club now has more than 400 registered players with teams ranging from five years old to professionals.
We caught up with Pioneers Basketball’s June Tahata, a FIBA accredited coach who is excited about the club’s future.
“Basketball is such a fun sport to play, I love to see the kids learning new skills on the court,” June said.
“We’re also passionate about what they do off the court, helping them to make the most of their talents through hard work and a positive attitude.
“It’s really important that playing basketball fits well with home life for these kids too. Pioneers has a strong community focus and a network of supportive families working together to help our players throughout their basketball journey.
“In 2022 we’re looking forward to making basketball more accessible for players of all abilities, encouraging even greater participation and teamwork. We’re also introducing walking basketball and netball teams too.
“Our kids are so excited about the Olympics coming to Brisbane in 2032. We have lots of very talented young players and I hope to see them make it to the highest levels of the game.”
To connect with Pioneers Basketball visit www.facebook.com/pioneersblazeatrail
Images courtesy of Pioneers Basketball Club