Student to Represent Wales in Commonwealth Games
Stamford School student, Jamie Cameron Y13, has been selected for the Wales Basketball squad ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Since representing Wales in the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) European Tournament last summer, Jamie has continued to dedicate himself to the sport, travelling to Wales once a month for training. Jamie will now be making the 4 hour journey twice a month as he begins his training with the development team.
As captain of the Stamford School Basketball team, Jamie has been integral in driving the team’s success. They have only lost two games in the past four seasons and Jamie has been the top scorer for the last two.
Garry Mitchell, Basketball coach at Stamford School, said: “Jamie has always given 100% to basketball, from warm ups, drills, conditioned games to full games. Even in the final minutes of a hard training session, he never stops running and covering defensively as he pushes himself to the limit. Jamie has wanted to be a basketball player for many years and has worked extremely hard to achieve his high skill level. He now runs coaching sessions for the school team and the younger boys and is passing on his knowledge effectively.”