Flying start for state team

Young basketballers Mitchell Cusworth and Bailey Tucek (both 12) with Daniel Foster (11).
Young basketballers Mitchell Cusworth and Bailey Tucek (both 12) with Daniel Foster (11).

Willetton player Bailey Tucek (12) and teammates Mitchell Cusworth (12) and Daniel Foster (11) have been training with the 2013 Interstate Boys 12s basketball team two to three times a week in readiness for the championships in August.

Bailey started playing basketball two years ago and discovered a natural talent.

‘I only started playing to keep fit for football, now I’ve got better I want to take it seriously,’ he said.

His father Paul said winning last Thursday’s game was a good test for the junior players and said he hoped it built confidence in them.

‘It’s a very competitive sport, Bailey is not the tallest player out there, but he is the quickest,’ Mr Tucek said.