Glasgow City appeal for ASN Coaches after successful open day
Glasgow City Basketball Club recently hosted a Special Olympics basketball open day to encourage people with learning difficulties to take up basketball.
Throughout the day participants were involved in various basketball workshops which featured skills such as passing, dribbling and shooting, before enjoying an afternoon of exciting games.
Head of Glasgow City’s ‘Shoot for Success’ programme, William Cameron, was delighted about the success of the event which saw a host of new players try out the sport:
“The event was a great success as following the open day Glasgow City Basketball Club have had six new members come along to our Additional Supported Learning sessions.”
With the club now recruiting for coaches to help with the expansion of the programme, Willie also spoke about what’s next for basketball for people with learning disabilities in Scotland:
“Glasgow City have done a good job of integrating Additional Supported Learning basketball with ‘mainstream’ basketball clubs. In Scotland, it’s key that we push for further integration with other clubs to elevate the profile of the sport; similar to what wheelchair basketball has done. We are definitely going in the right direction.”
The Additional Supported Learning sessions take place on Fridays from 6-8pm at Easterhouse Sports Centre, Auchinlea Road, Glasgow, G34 9HQ. However, the sessions will move to Eastbank Academy, 26 Academy Street, Glasgow, G32 9AA after the summer holidays.
For more information on how to attend the sessions, or if you’re interested in becoming a coach, please contact William Cameron on 07785764938 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org