Novak Impressed By U15 Camp

14 July 2013
Kamil Novak meeting with the mayor of Postojna
Kamil Novak meeting with the mayor of Postojna

FIBA Europe Secretary General Kamil Novak was impressed by the skills on display by Europe's next generation of stars at the 7th FIBA Europe International Basketball Camp for U15 Girls.

The camp took place from 7-12 July in Postojna, Slovenia, which last season played host to the EuroBasket 2013 draw.

Players, coaches and referees from 23 different countries enjoyed a week of high-level basketball training in the state-of-the-art sports facilities on offer in Postojna.

On the final day of the event, participants of the event were graced with Mr Novak's presence, who spoke highly of what he witnessed.

"For such a small town to have such high-calibre facilities is outstanding," said Mr Novak.

"The girls were able to work out on world-class courts, and the benefits they gained from this was evidenced in the high skill level on display."

The coaching instructors at the camp were Fabio Fossato (Italy), Janez Drvaric (Slovenia), Imre Szittya (Germany) and Marlies Kiefer (Austria); whilst Chantal Julien (France) and Kati Nynas (Finland) were on hand as referee instructors.

During the closing ceremony the six instructors selected their tournament MVP and most improved player (MIP). The MVP was Alexandra Antonova of Russia whilst Sandra Tael of Estonia was named as MIP.

In addition, England's Cristina Stanciuca was named as most improved coach whilst Hungarian Brigita Kaskoto was voted to be the most improved referee.

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