FURY OUTDOOR SESSIONS ARE A BIG SUCCESS!
Sony Centre Fury Basketball Club are now nearing the end of their 4th full week of training by taking their sessions outdoors. This comes after their season came to an end on the 13th March.
With Government guidelines allowing the resumption of non contact training some 4 weeks ago, Fury started slowly, with small numbers outdoors, but that has moved to more game like situations with contact being allowed and numbers increasing in the past 2 weeks.
Fury's fourteen under age teams have really embraced the new norm for training with great attendance at what has now been 60 plus sessions. Players from teams from U10 to U18yrs have all enjoyed getting back to basketball and meeting up with their teammates, whom they haven't seen in almost 4 months.
Fury Headcoach John Bunyan commented recently to Heraldsport on the enforced switch to the outdoor situation and return to basketball -
'While we have no date to get back to competitive basketball, or indeed get back to training indoors, we all remain optimistic that basketball will have a meaningful 20-21 season and that means we have to continue to work and focus on bringing basketball, as best we can, to our 180 players.
Having 5 of our top 6 Division 1 teams at the semi-final stage in the Play-Offs was a measure of how well we had done in season 19-20, our Men's team finished as Scottish Division1 League Champions, the Junior and Cadette Woman's teams reached their respective Scottish Cup Finals and we had been playing really well at U10, U12 and U14 competitions, so there was a huge incentive for the club to ensure we kept our players engaged during lock-down and now out of it and at the different stages as we now move forward.
Basketball-Scotland has been very positive in their drive to keep clubs and players involved and clearly clubs need to play their part to ensure our sport comes back as strong as it was when we all had to stop back in March.
Getting back to outdoor training has been a real positive within the club, giving the players and coaches a real focus.
Myself and 14 other coaches have been back with our players and while we have to take each stage at a time, we are impressed with the energy and commitment our players and parents have given to our outdoor sessions."