I’m very excited to announce that I’m the number one ticket holder for the West Coast Waves for 2014 / 2015!
Who would have thought? Certainly not me!
I was very pleasantly surprised to be asked, but hesitated at first. I didn’t know if I was the best person for the role. Although I love being fit and active, it always surprises people that I’m not very sporty, especially given I’m married to a Sports Presenter and Commentator (in fact I could hardly catch a ball at school! Anyone I went to school with might fall over laughing reading this) and suggested a number of other people I thought could be a good fit. In reply I received this email from The West Coast Waves;
‘As a club, we are very committed to engage and connect with people from vast backgrounds and in all stages of life, not just with people who are already involved in basketball. In fact, with people who may not have ever been involved in basketball.
You show an inner strength, a passion for life and are committed to raising your young family the best way you can. What we want from our Waves girls is passion, commitment to their passion and the strength to achieve.’
I really want to encourage my girls to be involved in team sport as they grow up. It’s such a great way to stay active, make friends and learn really important life skills like team work, effective communication and problem solving.
It’s also about encouraging young people they don’t have to be brilliant at whatever it is they put their mind to, they have just have to try their best and have a go.
The West Coast Waves take on the Melbourne Boomers at Warwick Leisure Centre this Saturday 1 November in what will be Captain Deanna Smiths’s 250th game. You can pre-purchase tickets through the Basketball WA online shop to avoid missing out.
You can check out the full fixtures here.
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