Sabres’ Zomer on the decision between a Football and Basketball career

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Trent Zomer talks to BATV about his pathway to SEABL as well as comparing a career in football with his basketball career.

As a natural athlete, Zomer was headed towards an AFL career after playing football up until Under-16’s. It was at that age that he first picked up a basketball and joined the Ringwood Hawks in the Big V competition.

Attempting to juggle both sports, he played at the Australian Junior Championships for Vic Metro basketball as a top-age player before competing in the football TAC Cup the following year.

Zomer soon had to make a decision though and eventually basketball won out.

“I miss footy a little bit but with basketball I just think you have more of an impact on the game,” he said.

Following a stint in the USA with Northern State University, Zomer returned to Australia and is currently playing with Sandringham Sabres in SEABL.

“This Summer I was on a training squad with Melbourne United and we practiced at Sandringham. So I was right under [Sabres coach] Stephen Hoare’s nose and from that I signed here. All the NBL clubs said SEABL was the best opportunity going forward.”

For more on Zomer, see his interview with BATV below: