Nyadiew Puoch Earns Centre Of Excellence Scholarship

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Dandenong Basketball would like to congratulate Junior Rangers star Nyadiew Puoch on earning a Centre Of Excellence scholarship from Basketball Australia, one of only two recent scholarship recipients along with South Australia’s Isobel Borlase.

Nyadiew will join fellow Dandenong star Emily Sewell in the Centre Of Excellence (CoE) program later this year pending government approval to travel (due to COVID-19), training with the country’s best athletes at the AIS.

The CoE program brings together the best young players from around Australia to live and train together in a high-performance daily training environment with the assistance of elite coaches.

Centre of Excellence Women’s Head Coach, Kristen Veal, stated that she believes both new scholarship recipients will be great additions to the program with both performing outstandingly at national championships and Australian camps.

“Despite these uncertain and challenging times for many, we are fortunate to be able to provide two very promising athlete’s the amazing opportunity of a Centre of Excellence scholarship at the world-renowned Australian Institute of Sport,” said Coach Veal. “”Through extensive talent identification pre-COVID, we are excited about Nyadiew and Isobel’s international athleticism, skill sets and enthusiasm for the game.

“We look forward to both young ladies joining the current cohort and believe they will be great additions to the group and program.  For Isobel that will be at the start of 2021 and for Nyadiew her start date is pending due to the current COVID situation in Victoria.”

Read more about this exciting news here: https://bit.ly/CoEWomen

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