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Chinese Basketball Players Reach Out To Kids

Members of the National China Under-18 women’s basketball team took time out of their tour to give some tips to children of the Latter-day Saints’ Primary School. Students were delighted
25 Sep 2016 13:50
Chinese Basketball Players Reach Out To Kids
National China Under-18 women’ basketball forward Han Xu with the LDS Primary School students during their outreach programme.. Photo: LDS

Members of the National China Under-18 women’s basketball team took time out of their tour to give some tips to children of the Latter-day Saints’ Primary School.

Students were delighted to have the opportunity to receive basketball tips from the Chinese U18 players and official as they are ranked 9th in the FIBA world ranking.

The hour-long clinic was facilitated by Basketball Fiji and interpretation was provided by four LDS Primary School students.

At the end of the clinic the three athletes and their coach were treated to light refreshments and were serenaded by the students who sang the LDS Primary School song in appreciation for the clinic.

Head teacher Mereisi Talemaitoga said the clinic was an ideal opportunity for students to see the athletes as role models who are all focusing on completing high school while at the same time representing their country in basketball.

The visiting team recently completed an unbeaten six-match tour of Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. They flew out of the country yesterday.

 



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