Wagga teenager Wani Gwada is one step closer to his professional basketball dream after landing a bursary scholarship at prestigious Sydney institution, Newington College.
Wani was identified though Southern Sports Academy head coach Matt Bishop, whose relationship with Newington Director of Basketball, Rex Nottage provided Wani the opportunity to trial with the college.
“I’ve been with the academy for three years … and this will be my first time living away from home. I’m pretty excited,” Wani said.
Wani has been a standout performer for the Rules Club Basketball program over the past three years and has been rewarded for his efforts both on and off the court, representing NSW Country, NSW and recent selection in 2018/2019 State Performance Program.
SSA CEO Mark Calverley said the scholarship was a fantastic opportunity for Wani to develop within the college’s basketball program.