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Elgin basketball festival December 2

Press Release   •   Nov 28, 2017 15:04 GMT

Elgin Primary Schools Basketball Festival

The tenth annual Elgin Primary Schools Basketball Festival will take place on Saturday 2nd December at Elgin Academy.

The event has been organised through partnership work between the Elgin Active Schools team and the Elgin Eagles Basketball Club.

Over the past four weeks coaches from Moray Council and Elgin Eagles have held after-school coaching sessions in seven of the Elgin primary schools. This has provided the school pupils with a fun introduction to the sport, developing skills such as dribbling, passing and shooting. All primary schools will be represented at the festival which will involve ‘4v4’ games.

Active Schools co-ordinator, Roy McPherson, said: “We are delighted to hold this festival for the tenth year.

“Over 90 Primary 4-7 pupils have been involved in the coaching with 40 expected to compete on the day.”

Chairman of the Eagles, Stuart McQuaker, said: "The development of basketball in Moray continues to grow.

“Previously, players that have come through the school program have joined our club and some have even been recognised at regional level. We look forward to welcoming new members to the junior section as a result of the festival”

Anyone with queries about the festival should contact Roy on 07966 120515. If interested in the Elgin Eagles Basketball Club, contact Stuart via the website

Notes to editors:

Photo Opportunity Saturday 2nd December 0930-1130 @ Elgin Academy. Contact Roy 07966 120515 to make arrangements.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.  

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