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- Venue: Holy Trinity Lutheran College
What an amazing opportunity it was to have access to Horsham’s own Mitch Creek before he jets off to begin his NBA career with the Brooklyn Nets!
Over the afternoon he spent with us, he took students through three separate sessions. Our Year 7/8 basketball team were put through their paces with a training session and pep talk. The Year 10/11 PE students were given a health and fitness-focused talk with practical activities tailored to the VCE curriculum plus a group of Middle/Senior School students listened to a motivational speech about his journey and life lessons. The last session concluded Mitch’s visit with an entertaining half court demonstration against two of our Horsham Hornet junior squad members Sam Hobbs and Ryan Pfitzner.
“I lived in Sunnyside Ave just around the corner and was a student sitting in those very chairs, in a gym just like this…we all have a dream to be an astronaut, ballerina or AFL star…mine was to be a professional basketballer. Why can’t you do what I’ve done and achieve your dreams? Never stop learning, keep asking questions, work hard, dream big!”
Forget about his basketball prowess, Mitch was an inspiring teacher, leader and coach that everyone could take something from whether they are into basketball and sport or not at all.
Thank you Mitch Creek for your time and inspiration. No wonder you were voted the National Basketball League Fans MVP!