Kiara College students to feature at half time of Perth Wildcats game

The Perth Wildcats celebrate becoming the 2015-16 NBL champions after beating the New Zealand Breakers, with Greg Hire taking the selfie. Picture: Getty Images
The Perth Wildcats celebrate becoming the 2015-16 NBL champions after beating the New Zealand Breakers, with Greg Hire taking the selfie. Picture: Getty Images

KIARA College basketball players will play on the same court as their idols the Perth Wildcats next week.

At least one representative from years 7 to 12 would compete at a half-time exhibition on October 8.

Associate principal Richard Kardol said the school’s specialist basketball program had many talented players.

“We have got two groups of five and a reserve each, so 12 from our specialist program,” he said.

“Our senior students are very good basketballers in their own right and are also involved in coaching and umpiring.

“Being in the eastern suburbs, we may be able to bring in some of those that have lower socio-economical backgrounds to play basketball.”

Mr Kardol said many students competed in their respective teams’ grand finals and the exhibition would give them more experience.

“This is where they get to see where they can go after schooling as a professional basketball player,” he said.

The Perth Wildcats will play against Cairns Taipans on October 8 at Perth Arena.