Special Guest Coach Flies In For Lions Camp

Cacu ArgentinaThe Lions Summer Camp begins this Monday with Cacu Alemanno travelling from Argentina as a guest coach.

The 6’10” professional player made a big impression last year and is looking forward to teaching the young Lions yet again, adding: “It has been a year since I have seen the players so I am looking forward to seeing how they have developed and what we need to do to take them to the next level.

“I enjoy working the camps with James, he has some very good players at the club and they are hungry to learn.”

Cacu is showing no fatigue, even at the age of 40, having just helped his home town club San Martin achieve promotion and played a game two nights prior to travelling to the UK with a host of professional players to recognise the 20668081_10214088492904451_406455754_nretirement of celebrated Argentina player Leonardo Gutierrez. In this showcase of Argentinean basketball, no fewer than three NBA players featured including Patricio Garino of Orlando Magic, Nicolas Bruzzino of Atlanta Hawks and Luis Scola, formerly of Brooklyn Nets and now playing in China, along with Facundo Campazo of Real Madrid.

Lions Head Coach, James Thomson remarked on the kind of impression Cacu will leave on the campers: “Cacu is a larger than life personality and along with his skill, knowledge and experience in basketball he has a great coaching ability which will really help our youngsters.

“To have a player who was sharing a court with such high profile stars a few nights ago in front of thousands of fans, willing to coach our children is a real coup for us and will hopefully inspire our players even further.

“Argentina is one of the basketball powerhouses and Cacu will bring drills and ideas that have helped develop some of the world’s best players.”

Newcomers are welcome to attend the camp, regardless of their ability. For more information call 07795431869.

Lions Summer Camp

10am-3pm at Acorn Centre Acklam

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

7th, 9th, 11th, 14th & 16th August

£15 per day, £25 for two sessions and £35 for three sessions

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