Basketball: Frederick Irwin baller shines at School Sport Australia Pacific School Games

San Remo resident Katie Duncan and the 12 years and under girls basketball state team.
San Remo resident Katie Duncan (No. 4) playing basketball in the 2017 School Sport Australia Pacific School Games.
San Remo resident Katie Duncan and the 12 years and under girls basketball state team. San Remo resident Katie Duncan (No. 4) playing basketball in the 2017 School Sport Australia Pacific School Games.

SAN REMO resident Katie Duncan and her team of 12 years and under girls scored sixth place for basketball at the 2017 School Sport Australia Pacific School Games.

The 12-year-old from Frederick Irwin Anglican School joined student basketball representatives from private and state schools in WA, to participate as a team in Adelaide.

Katie, who’s been playing basketball for seven years, took home the award for most inspiring player on her team.

“This was the first year for me winning this award which was exciting,” she said.

Katie said she loved being part of the team comradery.

“We had a really good time playing the games, and playing against the other states was a huge deal,” she said.

The School Sport WA (SSWA) program promotes, organises and co-ordinates sporting competitions for students at local, regional and interstate level.

School Sport WA sent almost 400 students and officials to compete in the 2017 School Sport Australia Pacific School Games.

Pacific School Games provides opportunities for around 4000 school-aged students (10-19 years) to participate in 11 different sports at the highest level.

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