Kids caught by basketball courts

EAGER Byron Bay basketball stars seemingly can't get enough action as they took to the courts at the weekend.

Primary and secondary school children were again busy showcasing their skills in the latest round of the Byron Bay Basketball Association junior competition on Saturday.

Some excellent matches were again played in the tournament that aims to help players develop their abilities and have fun as well.

Linda Whitehurst, coach of the Kool Kidz side involved in the competition, said she was delighted with the players' whole-hearted efforts.

"We only had three girls to start with (today) so we had to get a team together," she said.

"Everyone wanted to play with us. Before we knew it, we had nine players.

"The players are having so much fun.

"I'm so proud of the girls and excited for their enthusiasm."

Juniors from across the region have been contesting the tournament being played at the Byron Regional Sport and Cultural Complex.

Whitehurst said the tournament, which sees teams contest short matches against each other, was highly beneficial.

"The girls are realising that sport is about a team, not the individual," she said.

"I hope they get skills development, commitment and sportsmanship and have a lot of fun in the competition as well.

"It is fantastic to see them out there."

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