Basketball Tasmania CEO, Chris McCoy joins Dave on the sports breakfast to look at the sports growing numbers.

BASKETBALL TASMANIA ANNOUNCES
36% RISE IN PARTICIPATION RATES
Basketball Tasmania has recorded an excellent rise in registration figures – up
36% from the same period last year.
All of the top 10 basketball associations have recorded strong gains across the
state with a number of factors contributing to the increase in figures:
1. Newly formed associations at Launceston and Kingborough-Huon are
starting to show great signs of growth and development.
2. The improved structures across the state are contributing to the capacity
for further growth and the interest in the sport.
3. The Tasmanian basketball associations are increasing their
professionalism in line with modern governance requirements.
4. The Hobart Chargers have completed 12 months of development work
which has created strong interest in the south.
5. The National Basketball League and Women’s National Basketball League
have improved their profiles and standing in Australian sport.
6. The international profile of our Australian players has increased –
evidenced by eight Australian men playing in the NBA.
Basketball Tasmania CEO, Chris McCoy, stated: “The figures are extremely
positive and adds to our case with the government for facilities – particularly in
Hobart where we are hugely deficient. The government has been very supportive
and we are working closely with them on plans for the future which will drive our
sport to another level.”
“These are exciting times for our sport which is ideal for the Tasmanian lifestyle
and climate – indoors, safe, multi-gender, participation at all levels, good for
fitness, international pathway and it is a great game to play”.