Australian Schools Championships – team entries open

IS your school ready to be the next national champion?

To take on the best of Australian schools’ basketball talent?

Well, there’s really only one way to find out.

Entering your school into the 2017 Helloworld Australian School Championships (ASC) is the pinnacle of school basketball and for many students the premier level of elite basketball

The Australian Schools Championships will be held from 3-8 December in stadiums around Wantirna, Knox and Nunawading following the success of last year.

Marcellin

Marcellin College went all the way to become national schools champions in 2016. Picture: BASKETBALL VICTORIA

Marcellin College’s 2016 ASC winning coach Brett Atley said last year there was no finer feeling than walking away with a national title after an incredible season of school basketball.

“I tell you what – you work so hard with boys at this school and you do it in your own time and to get rewards today – national champions – I tell you what… there’s not a better feeling,” Atley said.

Anneli Maley

Anneli Maley puts up a shot in the Schools Championship Division grand final. Picture: BASKETBALL VICTORIA

Box Hill Senior Secondary College coach Trevor Burnette was equally amazed to take home the national title and showcase his side’s brilliance on the national stage.

“It feels really, really good – we don’t even have our whole team and this is for all the girls who are in America and everything as we’re just a big, old family at Box Hill,” Burnette said.

It’s not just an event for the suburban schools either with teams from St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School, Bendigo Senior Secondary College and Lowanna College making the trip from all points across Victoria to give their athletes the strongest possible competition.

St Paul’s coach Bobby Cunningham believes the camaraderie and spirit the event brought out in his team was well worth it.

“In our team we had a 14-year-old and 12-year-old – I think my highlight for the week was that all eleven girls played every game – I don’t know of many coaches that can play eleven kids and win a championship,” Cunningham said.

With the event held in suburban Melbourne at the State Basketball Centre, Knox Basketball Stadium and Nunawading Basketball Stadium, it is centrally located and easily accessible for your sides from across Victoria to make the journey and test your mettle.

To register your school to enter the 2017 Helloworld Australian Schools Championships – click here

 

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