Killick Coast Chargers Set Sights on National NBA Competition
The Killick Coast Chargers will be departing on Friday May 4th (today) for the Junior NBA World Regionals in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Earning their berth by winning the Provincial Club Championship in January, the Chargers will square off against PEI and Nova Scotia in a round robin tournament on May 4th and 5th. The winner will win the right to represent the Atlantic Provinces in the Junior NBA Canadian Nationals being hosted in St Catherine’s, Ontario in June which will feature the brightest and best in Canada’s female U14 basketball. The final stop on this tour will be the World Junior NBA Championships at the ESPN Complex in Orlando, Florida in August. This tournament is the first of its kind youth global tournament for the top teams ages 14 and under from around the world. Travel expenses and accommodations for the Junior NBA Regionals, Nationals and World tournament are covered by the NBA.
Girls have been hard at work training on the court and on the track building skill and endurance. Winning the Newfoundland Provincial Title is a significant achievement for a small team comprised mostly of girls from the towns of Logy Bay-Middle Cove – Outer Cove, Torbay, Pouch Cove and Portugal Cove-St Philips. The team started three years ago by Coaches James Carpenter and Olivia Powell along with Team Manager Jennifer Powell have already had some exciting moments including winning the Provincial title in 2016-2017 in only their second year on the court and now with a second win in a row and a chance at the Nationals things are looking bright for the Killick Coast Chargers!
From left to right, Jessica Hall, Maria Oldford, Emily Mahon, Kathleen Scott, Jenny Seviour, Emma Renouf, Robyne Driscoll, Taylor Oldford, Payton Hackett, Hilary Powell, Megan Fiander, and Abby Carpenter.