FAMILIAR and new faces alike will battle it out in the VC competitions of the Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL), following the completion of Grading Phase Two.
There will be 35 associations throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria competing in VJBL VC Under-12 to Under-18 divisions.
Our best and brightest have surged throughout the initial stages of the VJBL 2019/2020 season, with our under-12s, under-14s, under-16s and under-18s earning their place in the highest junior basketball tier in Victoria.
These 160 VC teams, out of 1359 teams in the VJBL this season, comprise Victoria’s elite basketballers and highlight the pathway towards Victorian state representation, elite senior competitions like the NBL and WNBL all the way up to the Australian Boomers and Opals teams.
Leading the way with VC U12-U18 representative teams is Bulleen with 11 teams who have qualified across the eight divisions so far confirmed.
Also impressing with a large proportion of qualifying U12-U18 teams for the upcoming VC season are Hawthorn and Nunawading (10 teams each), Keilor (nine teams) as well as Dandenong, Eltham, Kilsyth, Knox, Melbourne and Sandringham (eight teams each).
Securing their first teams in the VC division will be three associations as Keysborough, Humevale and Wangaratta all secure a spot in Victorian junior basketball’s highest grade ahead of the VC season tipping off on Friday next week.
In addition, a number of sides from our regional associations have claimed their spots in the U12-U18 VC Divisions, with Geelong United (five teams), Ballarat (four teams) and Bendigo (four teams) leading the way in Country Victoria.
“Congratulations to our 35 VJBL associations to qualify a VC team so far in the 2019/20 VJBL season,” VJBL manager John Hilton said. “Reaching this level of junior basketball is a highlight for many players, coaches, volunteers and their associations as a whole who have worked hard to put together strong teams and qualify for VC.
“This is always an impressive achievement and highlights our associations that rise up the ranks year-in year-out.
“Wherever your side may have qualified, from our VC teams all the way through our VJL divisions, the VJBL wishes all the teams good luck for the season ahead.”
Selection into the VJBL U12-U18 VC division gives the teams the opportunity to qualify for the National Junior Classic and for the Under-14 teams, a chance at the Australian Under-14 Club Championships.
Our Under-21 VC competitions will be announced following completion of their respective grading phase.
VJBL VC TEAMS – UNDER-12 TO UNDER-18 2019/2020 SEASON
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