August 27th, 2013 | Uncategorized
Whew, it’s good to be back. After a great week spent in Dublin and Clonmel the UUJ scholars returned to Belfast this past Friday night. No rest for the weary though, as we moved right into the BNI/Cork girls basketball camp on Saturday and Sunday. It was a great event with a lot of young talent and kids who were willing and able to learn. ‘Happy Days’ a phrase I am becoming partial to using whilst here in Belfast.
Since then, the Belfast scholars have been taking some much needed downtime the last couple of days as we prepare for this year. But while the start of classes is still a couple weeks away, Ulster Elks basketball practice begins tomorrow night. Some exciting news on that front: I’ll be coaching the team this year with the help of some veteran players, along with Gareth and Deirdre. I’m sure I’ll need all the advice I can get. I am taking over from Victory Scholar Matt Graves who lead the team to the BNI League Semi Final narrowly losing out to the Sport Changes Life Creative Content Producer Marc Mulholland’s team the Andytown Tigers, so hopefully we can get a bit closer to the final this year. I was honoured and flattered to be asked to coach the team and am really looking forward to this season. I’m sure it will be a great experience for me and a great opportunity to grow. On that note I’ve got to go write some plays down for this year. The squad is going to be in top form in no time. Coach Mintz, out.