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Somerset Spartans Basketball Update




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Week 2, Term Two, 2019

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Spartans teams are getting into the swing of things in Term Two, with Round 4 of the Gold Coast Club Competition under their belts. Some teams are surprising themselves with a string of victories to start the season, while others are pulling together to work out where to improve, so they can be better next week.

Round 4 Wrap Up

Whichever direction teams are going, the pursuit of continuous improvement is what we strive for, week in week out!

"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardship and decide not to surrender, this strength!" - Arnold Schwarzenegger

Spartans of the Week

Open Girls: April McMullen
April has stepped up in recent absence of the team's captain, Katisha Webb, and has proved she has great leadership qualities and potential as a top scorer. April plays a good defensive game, and gets up and down the floor well, running lanes hard and with urgency. This allows her to create great opportunities on the offensive end with her ability to get open and make herself a target for a good outlet pass. April has also decided to step up and take over as Head Coach of the U15 Girls Spartans Club team, as Coach Haley Thomson sadly leaves us to head up North to Cairns. We look forward to watching you progress as a player and coach April, keep up the great work!

U17 Boys: Calvin Conley
Calvin is a relentless attacking player who is hard to stop from penetrating the paint and creating a good scoring opportunity. He is also an intense defender, and not shying away from contact is a huge benefit to his game and ability to win individual contests. In recent weeks, Calvin has started to develop a new level of basketball IQ, where he is shooting the ball reasonably well, making some great passes to open teammates, and showing signs of maturity and leadership in the way he communicates and carries himself. Those who turn their weaknesses into strengths are always ones to watch out for! As Tim Duncan said, "Good, better, best. Never let it rest, until your good is better, and your better is best."

Any students interested in joining Somerset Spartans Basketball Club, please contact Mr Whish-Wilson ( or Coach Dean Marais ( for more info and details on how to sign up.

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