Ziggy Learning From Coaching Rudge

West Brom Basketball Club’s Ezekiel Cameron believes he’s learning from men’s head coach Tim Rudge on both sides of the game.

Cameron, better known as Ziggy, has been a huge part of the club having been involved with the team from a young age – developing into a coach for the U11 and U13 teams as well as fulfilling playing commitments for the men’s premier division side.

Working as a player underneath former BBL coach Tim Rudge, Cameron believes he’s learning as a coach as well.

“I enjoyed getting to know new guys and a new coach. It was different for me, because I get to analyse his coaching and get to use that in my under-11’s and under-13’s team.” he said.

“I’ve already spoke to coach about taking a few things from him! We already do the warm-up we’ve taken from him, and just the way sometimes in sessions he teaches us things.

“Sometimes you have sessions where you just play but with him he tells us how to do things and tells us why we’re doing it. So I take that and try and put it into my own sessions.”

As coach of one of West Brom’s younger sides, Cameron has seen success from the sidelines, but favours giving youngsters a place to socialise and keep fit over winning.

“We’ve done well. We won our league last season, we made it to the semi-finals of the playoffs, losing to Bourneville Bears – but it’s good because like here with the men’s team, we have a good atmosphere.

“That’s what it’s about, we’ve taken kids from the street, from anywhere and giving them away from the stress and I enjoy it as well.”