SEVEN teenage boys will be going to Tamworth to compete in the under 16 Australian National Championship for basketball.
From July seven to 14 the Basketball WA Country team will play at least six games before hopefully making the finals.
The seven locals are among ten who were selected from across the state.
While the team was selected in April, the boys have been training together since October.
Team manager Tania Banasiak said the team was very talented including Bunbury's Mikey Collins who, as 14-year-old was already two metres tall.
Training has not been easy for the team and their families having to travel as far south as Albany and as north as Perth for training.
Banasiak said the metro teams were lucky because they could train multiple times a week compared to the country team which trains every second weekend for six hours at time.
“This is a massive investment for the boys and their families,” she said.
Banasiak said the time and money spent by the families was huge and they ought to be congratulated for the support they have given to the team.
The championship is not only a great opportunity to play against the best from around the country but to also show off their skills to talent scouts.
Banasiak said if the boys are selected by the scouts they could go on to do training camps at the Australian Institute of Sport.