Welly’s shoot for Sharks

Welly’s Cool Spot will look to overseas instruction to improve this summer.

After completing their season in the Cayman Islands Basketball Association 2013 National Women’s League, some team members are hoping to increase their skills during a summer camp in Fort Lauderdale.

Ray Doxey is one of the organisers of the trip and said it is about exposure to American basketball.

“Getting these young girls off island with exposure to the US is critical for their development,” Doxey said. “It opens their eyes and minds to another side of life. In spite of these tough economic times, we’ve been able to get five girls off to the Nova Southeastern University Camp this week.”

As part of the Women of Valour club, the ladies will be taking part in the NSU Sharks Hoops School Girls’ Basketball 2013 Elite Camp, aimed at grades three to 12. The first session takes place this weekend, 8 and 9 June, with the second session planned for 3 and 4 August.

Doxey is helping sponsor the trip through his company, DRG Construction. After this weekend’s camp, the squad is expected to visit Palm Beach Atlantic University at the end of June.

Doxey said more sponsors are needed for the upcoming trips.

“The following graciously donated to us: Andy, Jenny, Nickolas and Adam Stepaniuk; Phil Michael and McCormick Spices; Joel Jefferson and Dominos Pizza; Ervin and the staff at Agave Grill; Phyllis Moxam and Conly Evans.

“However, we do need more help because we want to take the whole club to the Palm Beach Atlantic camp and another team camp in August at Florida International University.”

Welly’s played Game Three of the women’s league finals on Thursday. The best-of-three series pitted Guiesha Smith, Chloe Powery and the Cool Spot against Kathy Miller’s Wolves, the regular season winners. Coaching Welly’s was Women of Valour founder Redver Ebanks with Billy Fenton serving as assistant coach.

For more information, contact Doxey at 916-4919 or call Redver Ebanks at 926-9335.

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