Basketball players help Levenmouth’s hoop dreams

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BASKETBALL enthusiasts in Levenmouth were treated to a dazzling display of skills from visiting players of the Glasgow Rocks professional team on Friday night.

Members of the BBL Championship squad were in Buckhaven, at the town’s high school, to coach and watch those taking part in the Levenmouth Twilight Basketball initiative.

Launched in May, it runs every Friday evening and provides a safe setting for 11-21 year-olds to learn how to play basketball from local coaches.

Education inputs are also provided through information about alcohol awareness, fire safety and domestic violence.

Evenings are free and are funded by various partners including Shell and the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities.

Levenmouth’s Chief Inspector, Graeme Kinmond, said: “We are very pleased at the success of Twilight Basketball. It clearly provides a different outlet for youngsters in the area on a Friday night. Basketball is a great team game for all and, if you are aged 11 to 21, you can enjoy good quality coaching, an energetic game.

“Please give it a go.”

It is usually held at the Levenmouth Swimming Pool and Sports Centre, Leven, but for December only, the venue has been changed to Buckhaven High School.