Schools brace for battle

Nathan Brown in training with some of the Ellenbrook Secondary College Warriors. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d401030
Nathan Brown in training with some of the Ellenbrook Secondary College Warriors. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d401030

Ellenbrook Secondary College Warriors team coach and key organiser Nathan Brown said the tournament aimed to engage Year 10 to Year 12 students across the region to take part in the sport.

Other schools involved are Ellenbrook Christian College, Holy Cross College and Swan Valley Anglican Community School.

‘We’re looking to engage as many students as possible, including those that aren’t basketball kids,’ Mr Brown said.

‘We also want kids coming down to referee, cheerleaders for half-time, and just building positive school spirit across all schools.’

The ultimate goal was for the Battle of the Brooks to have a wider range of many sports, where points gained would go towards a main perpetual shield for the best all-round sporting school

ESC Warriors captain Luke Castle (17) said he looked forward to playing against the other schools.

‘I’m the big guy who plays centre under the hoop,’ he said.

‘It’s just a bit of fun for now but if it goes toward professional basketball, I’d love it.’