SLAM DUNK: The Brisbane Bullets held a series of basketball clinics in the Roma district on Friday.
SLAM DUNK: The Brisbane Bullets held a series of basketball clinics in the Roma district on Friday. Molly Hancock

BULLETS FIRE IN ROMA

Basketball: Eager basketballers were in for a treat on Friday as the Brisbane Bullets held a series of workshops and clinics with Maranoa children.

The Brisbane Bullets are an Australian professional men's basketball team which competed in the National Basketball League from 1979-2008 and, more recently, from 2016.

Four players - Cameron Bairstow, Stephen Holt, Tyrell Harrison and Will Magnay - made the trip west for the exclusive clinics.

Maranoa Basketball Association president Mat Gane said the trip to Roma was a year in the making.

"The Bullets were interested in the Buy a Bale program and, about a year ago, I contacted them to come out and there wasn't time,” Gane said.

"But this year we were at the forefront of their minds.

"They have come out to support us, which is great because we are one of the smallest associations in the state so it is great and be part of their catchment.”

The Bullets players held three school workshops at Roma State College, St John's School and Wallumbilla State School, giving students a chance to have an insight into the professional basketball world.

"The key focus is to be inspired to play as an elite athlete and set goals and understand the resilience factor of how you get there,” Gane said.

"The Brisbane Bullets are role models for players out here.”

The Roma visit finished with an open basketball clinic at the PCYC.

"We have around 300 kids taking part in the program over the course of the day.”


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