Hawks centre Larry Davidson with students at Albion Park Rail Primary School. Picture: GREG TOTMAN.They are in the top six and coming off their first road win of the 2008-09 NBL season.But with 19 games to play, the Wollongong Hawks are the first to admit they have achieved nothing.”We were saying the other day that we really haven’t done anything good yet,” Wollongong centre Larry Davidson said.”Coming from last year where we won nine games for the whole season, we’re definitely playing better. But if we bomb out from here it’s all for nothing, so the mindset for us is that we still haven’t done much.”With that kind of attitude, complacency shouldn’t be an issue when the Hawks confront an improving Gold Coast Blaze on Friday night at WIN Entertainment Centre.”I wouldn’t think so,” Davidson said.”It’s pretty annoying to have such a long break (since beating Cairns on November 1) when you’re hitting some form, and that probably showed at training (on Monday) when things started getting a bit chirpy. “We’re probably getting sick of training against the same people.”Yesterday the Hawks were at Albion Park Rail Primary School, putting the students through their paces with a 90-minute clinic.Players and the coaching staff regularly visit the region’s primary and high schools, happily fulfilling the club’s commitment to gain a wider audience at grassroots level.McDonald’s sponsors the Hawks’ primary school program, while Arrive Alive is behind the club’s high school scheme.”The clinics focus on fun and healthy activity and by the end of term four we’ll have visited almost 2000 kids,” Hawks operations manager Jess Tory said. “Each child receives Hawks merchandise, which includes a free ticket to see a Hawks home game.”Today the Hawks will be shifting their attention to chalking up win number seven at the expense of the last-placed Blaze, who will be backing up from tonight’s road clash with the Sydney Spirit.”They played really well against Townsville, but defence has been pretty big for us in the last couple of games and we want to keep it going on Friday,” Davidson said.Tickets are available at ticketek南京夜网 or by phoning 132 849.Meantime, New Zealand Breakers guard Kirk Penney has earned his second NBL player of the week award for the season. The early frontrunner for league MVP honours, Penney averaged 24.5 points, seven rebounds and 3.5 assists as the Breakers went 1-1 last week.
This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.