Upcoming Basketball Season Looking Good For Port City Power

Upcoming Basketball Season Looking Good For Port City Power

Local basketball team Port City Power is well on track to start their season later this month.

With several new additions to both the men’s and women’s teams, as well as the signing of new coaches, the club’s President, Duane Jacobsen, said that this will provide the team with opportunities to showcase their talent at a State League Level.

“The signing of a majority of local and Central Queensland players is exciting for the Gladstone and Central Queensland Region. We have bolstered our Women’s team in signing one talented player from New Zealand which will bring depth and basketball knowledge into the team,” said Duane.

The team’s first game of the season will be a home game held at the Kev Broome Stadium on May 7th, with the Women’s team playing at 5pm and the Men’s team playing at 7pm.

“We are lucky enough to be hosting the first five games here at home in Gladstone, before hitting the road to Brisbane for our first away game in June. We are expecting some quality competition for the season ahead, but do think we are going to be very competitive throughout- we showed some really promising signs during our Pre-Season games.”

Gladstone Port City Power currently has a thriving Men’s and Women’s team competing in the Queensland State League Competition, thanks to a surplus of local talent.

The Men’s coach, Ray Cooper, was recently signed for the season.

“I am looking forward to the season ahead and how the squad is coming together and forming an identity. We are very young but have put a lot in place to help us to be successful and to further develop local talent for this season and beyond,” said Ray.

The Women’s coach, Hayden Castell was recently re-signed to coach this year.

“I am really excited for my first full season of coaching the Power Women’s Team. We have a really great group of women with a mix of both youth and experienced players, who are all training hard and developing great on-court connections,” said Hayden.

“We have had a great on-take of sponsorships for the 2022 season, which is fantastic for our Club and we couldn’t do it without them,” said Duane.