Brush with the Bogeyman

TWO Traralgon girls had a brush with the Bogeyman recently at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.

Young basketballers Tayla Walker and Remey Podmore were among 500 children who took part in an Andrew Bogut super clinic last month after winning a McDonalds competition.

Tayla and Remey had the chance to show off their shooting, passing and dribbling skills to Australia’s leading NBA star and a host of other NBL and WNBL players.

Playing with Australia’s national team during the NBA offseason, Bogut was instrumental in helping the Boomers qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

He said the clinic was a great chance to share his tips and tricks with young kids who love the sport.

“The Mac Pack Basketball Clinic is always a lot of fun and it’s great to have the opportunity to meet some of Victoria’s up and coming talent,” Bogut said.

“Basketball is my passion and it’s one that I want to share with today’s juniors.

“The clinic is a chance to help them develop and to encourage them to keep having a go and stay involved with the sport.”