Host families are needed


The New England Colonials International Basketball Club is seeking host families in the Brattleboro area to host the young players on its International Colonials team on July 3 and July 4. This unique team will welcome 11 players ages 16 and 17 from 11 countries to the USA for a three-week basketball tour of New England.

Players and coaches on this year’s International Colonials’ team will come from Austria, Brazil, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, and Switzerland. These players are recommended to the program by their club and school coaches overseas. Many play for their national teams and all speak English. Host families are needed for a two-day homestay. International Colonials teams have traditionally celebrated the 4th of July in Vermont.

The International Colonials program is sponsored by the New England Colonials International Basketball Club. Founded in 1980, the New England Colonials International Basketball Club is a non-profit, volunteer-run program that has as its central purpose the support and encouragement of international friendship and understanding between New England student-athletes and their peers around the world. Over the years, a number of Brattleboro students have traveled and played with the New England Colonials’ teams.

For additional information, contact Peter Boyle at 802-257-1622, or by email at Interested parents and players may learn more about the Colonials’ program online at the team’s website located at


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