Thursday, 4 August 2011

Boomers Basketball Open Training Session, The Southport School, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011

Hi all
Last week I attended an open training session for the Australian Men's Basketball Team , "The Boomers". Their immediate goal was to prepare for the Borislav Stankovic Cup, in Haining & Guanghou, China, the following week. (At the time of writng, the Boomers have qualified for the final after beating China in their final round match.) Here are some photos from the training session:

Former Portland Trailblazers guard Patty Mills doing some pregame drills
Patty Mills - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.


Boomers Head Coach, San Antonio Spurs Assistant Coach Brett Brown shares an easy moment with Patty Mills
Boomers basketball Head Coach Brett Brown with Patty Mills - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Head Coach Brett Brown
Boomers basketball Head Coach Brett Brown - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Guard Matthew Dellavedova who subsequently scored 18 points (and was a perfect 2 for 2 outside the 3 point line) in the win over host nation China - here towering over Patty Mills.
Matthew Dellavedova, Patty Mills - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Luke Nevill, Aron Baynes
Luke Nevill, Aron Baynes - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Super pick pocket Adam Gibson with the clean steal against rookie Nate Tomlinson
Adam Gibson gets the nice steal from rookie Nate Tomlinson - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Hugh Greenwood
Hugh Greenwood - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Veteran Matt Nielsen shoots against Jesse Wagstaff
Matt Nielsen - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

David Barlow, Hugh Greenwood
David Barlow, Hugh Greenwood - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Former Chicago Bulls player Luc Longley enjoying himself as a mentor
Ex Boomer and Chicago Bulls Player Luc Longley happy to be a mentor at the camp - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Stephen Weigh at warm down / stretch time
Stephen Weigh - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Head Coach Brett Brown sees the lighter side of an intense session with his coaching panel including Marty Clarke, Andrej Lemanis, Ian Stacker & Luc Longley.
Boomers basketball Head Coach Brett Brown with his coaching panel including Marty Clarke, Andrej Lemanis, Ian Stacker & Luc Longley - Boomers - Australian Men's Basketball Team Open Training Session, The Southport School, Queensland, Australia; 28 July 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Here's my Smugmug gallery.

Here's my Photoshelter gallery (for Brisbane-sourced prints).

Here's a recent interview with young Boomers (& St Mary's) guard Matthew "Delly" Dellavedova (courtesy nbl.com.au)


Thanks for looking.

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Basketball
Brisbane Sports Photographer

Boomers - Open Training Session of the Australian Men's Basketball Team; Gold Coast, Qld; July 2011 - Images by Des Thureson