The last few months have been quite involved for the GSP’s basketball development work in Saudi Arabia. Coach Deb led her local team on an exhibition tour to Paris, competing in friendly games against a local French team. Coach Deb’s team played extremely well and were victorious.
Coach Bradley has continued his work with a U12 team. They recently competed in a local tournament, which consisted of sixteams. This was the first time, that we were aware of, that a girls basketball tournament has been organized in the city, demonstrating a progressive outlook for female sports. Coach Bradley’s U12 team competed admirably, finishing in second place overall, losing only the championship game.
GSP is excited to have a part in basketball development in Saudi Arabia, and we look forward to future tournaments to both improve performance and increase participation in girls basketball.