Running wild with the cats

Josh Stemberger takes on Wildcats captain Damian Martin. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d427835
Josh Stemberger takes on Wildcats captain Damian Martin. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d427835

There could be up to 13,000 basketball fans in the house when Josh takes the court with his mates from the Stirling Senators under-12 teams this Friday during half-time of the Perth Wildcats clash with Sydney Kings for an exhibition game.

Josh, of Darch, snuck in an early practice last week with Wildcats captain Damian Martin.

The Ashdale Primary School student said he would be looking to attack the basket during Friday’s game ” something Wildcats fans will be hoping Martin does frequently on the night, too.

The half-time opportunity for budding basketballers is a new concept at Wildcats games this season.

As sponsor of the half-time program, Hawaiian property group invites junior suburban teams to take part in the exhibition match during each Wildcats home game.

Hawaiian chief executive Russell Gibbs said the chance to play on the same court as their idols in front of a huge crowd was exciting.