Basketball bouncing back for Shelburne County association

Amy Woolvett
Published on November 18, 2015

Youngsters scrimmage during action last year in the Shelburne County Basketball Association. File photo

SHELBURNE -Ready to play ball? The Shelburne County Basketball Association is bouncing into its third season.

So far there are close to 70 children registered throughout Shelburne County and there is still time to join.

Teams include jr. minis, minis, bantam and midgets. Practices have already begun.

“It’s going very well and a lot of players are returning,” said president of the association John Fehr.

The teams will be playing in Bridgewater and Yarmouth and are hoping to send seven teams to provincials in the spring.

Fehr said he is working on a South Shore league, joining in together with Bridgewater and Yarmouth so that more Halifax games will be available.

Children from a young age to teens will be able to develop skill and have fun at the same time.

“My whole goal is to get them going and moving,” said Fehr.  “By the time they get to high school there should be a good (group) to pick from.”

For those who love to play and didn’t get picked for high school basketball, this is a great place to continue to play and develop skill.

“They still have a place to come,” said Fehr.