Six NBA India coaches to be trained in Johannesburg

Johannesburg, July 30 (IANS) National Basketball Association (NBA) India’s grassroots programme has selected six coaches to feature in the 13th edition of Basketball without Borders (BWB) programme in Johannesburg in South Africa, it was announced on Thursday.

At the event the coaches will get the opportunity to learn and enhance their basketball training skills with the best coaches trainers from around the world.

Mal Singh from Guru Harkishan Das Public School (Ludhiana), Jeevan Raj from CMS Public School, Kochi, Varun Ahlawat from Delhi Public School, Vasundhara (New Delhi), Anahita Gupta from Modern School for Girls (Kolkata), Digambar Mali from Fr. Agnels School, Vashi (Mumbai) and Udhayakumar from Lady Andal Venkatasubbarao High School (Chennai) have been selected for the programme.

Their selection was made on the basis of the number of students they engaged, the number of basketball classes they conducted and their overall involvement with the programme.

NBA India senior director Carlos Barroca said “The teachers did a great job in India and are here at BWB Africa to continue to learn and enhance their basketball training skills with the best coaches/trainers from around the world. They will also view the NBA Africa Game, which will be a once in a lifetime experience for them.”

The NBA and International Basketball Federation’s (FIBA) global basketball development and community outreach programme started on July 29 and will end on August 1 at the American International School here. NBA Africa Game will take place at the Ellis Park Arena here.

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