BIG V basketballer Eric Williams will take Colac youngsters through their paces in the next month.
Williams, who plays with the Corio Bay Stingrays in the state-league’s top competition Championship Men, will travel down the highway to host school training sessions and a holiday camp.
Stingrays head coach Dan Riches, who coached the Stingrays to two Country Basketball League titles in the same league as the Colac Kookas, said he hoped the visits would create a pathway for Colac basketballers.
“We wanted to branch out our junior camps, we’ve had them in Geelong the past few years now and Eric’s been a big drawcard – last year we had 135 kids on both days of our camps which is double what we’ve had,” he said.
“We’d love to get down to Colac and promote representative basketball and junior development.”
Riches said he hoped to visit Colac schools next week, and was set to host the one-day camp at Colac’s Bluewater Fitness Centre on July 6.
“Our mascot comes down for a dunk-off and all the kids receive a basketball and a signed poster, T-shirts and hoodies,” he said.
Williams, the Stingrays’ American import, has led the team to hold third spot in the Championship Men’s ladder in its first season in the competition.