Johnston, Beckingham taking the reins for CBL
PORTLAND’S senior Coasters representative teams are well into preparations for the upcoming Country Basketball League season with their first match on Saturday against Horsham.
Both a men’s and women’s team will be fielded for Portland this season with the men in the hands of returning coach Trenton Johnston while Cherie Beckingham will again coach the women with the assistance of Leah Sullivan.
Johnston and Beckingham have again taken on the role as playing coaches for 2018-19 and will be working with some of Portland’s most promising young basketballers.
Both teams have been training on and off for more than a month now in preparation for their first game on Saturday with Johnston keen for the season to get underway.
“We’ve been trying to get together for training over the past month but it’s difficult especially with some of the boys making the under-18 football grand final,” Johnston said.