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Wildcats bring basketball fever to Broome PCYC

Published: August 04, 2023 3:13pm

A visit from two of Australia’s most talented basketball players, current Perth Wildcat Bryce Cotton and former Perth Wildcat Captain Damian Martin was a highlight for Broome PCYC kids.

The basketball stars travelled to the Kimberley for a range of community events including the launch of the Shire of Broome’s 10-week program, A Sporting Chance, which aims to reduce Broome’s growing youth crime issues by engaging children and young people through sport and activities.

The two sports icons visited Broome PCYC and spent an afternoon playing basketball with local children, showing off their skills, and having fun on the court. The players were impressed by the children's enthusiasm and natural talent.

Martin and Cotton commented that it was great to see the kids having so much fun and enjoying themselves.

“It’s one of those things that sounds corny, but the reality is the enthusiasm and the smiles across the kids' faces is contagious,” Martin said.

“Before you know it there’s Bryce grinning from ear to ear and I dare say I’ve got a stupid smile on my face at the same time.”

Cotton echoed Martin and highlighted the importance of doing activities with kids and engaging with them to create positive experiences.

“I didn’t really know what to expect at first, to be honest, but I’ve been having a blast once I got my nerves out and the kids are having fun which is the most important thing,” he said.

“How you make people feel is more important than what you say to them, so it’s all about trying to create great experiences for them.”

There are plans to bring more players to the Kimberly in the future so hopefully, we’ll see more athletes visit Broome PCYC next year!