Ambassadors aims to go deeper

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Ambassadors' Ryan Barber.
Camera IconAmbassadors' Ryan Barber. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Ambassadors want to go a step further in the upcoming Albany Basketball Association season.

Ambassadors were knocked out in last season’s men’s A-grade preliminary final by Barking Owls.

Andrew Sephton, David Gill and Astor Beniasen will be losses but they have gained Stewart Davies, Chris Panton, Callum Dixon and David Arthur.

Captain Caleb Carman said they wanted to go deeper into the season this year.

“We hope to play good competitive team basketball and go one step further and make the grand final,” he said.

Ambassadors will be looking for younger players to step up. “Good quality team basketball and the development of our younger and new players will help us improve,” Carman said.

“I believe we probably have the most balanced team we have had in recent years, so really looking forward to the season.”

Last year’s MVP Ryan Barber will be pivotal for Ambassadors, while youngsters David Arthur and Pieter Coetzee will also have to fire to give them a chance to go deep in the finals.

They start their campaign against newcomers Blazers.

Ambassadors squad: Caleb Carman, Ryan Barber, Todd Knuiman, Pieter Coetzee, Chris Panton, Stewart Davies, Callum Dixon

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