The conclusion of Phase One Grading and Crossover Round 1 in the 2021 Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL) has determined the first SEVEN of our Frankston Blues teams who will compete in the Victorian Championship tier this competition season.

Victorian Championship, or VC, showcases the highest level of athletes within the junior basketball league as the top division 

Junior athletes from the Under-12 to Under-18 age groups commenced their VJBL campaign in late January and surged to secure a position in VC over the first four rounds of grading. 

VJBL Operations Manager, Adrian Campbell, said the first games of VJBL in 2021 have been truly captivating and highlight the drive for basketball that junior athletes have been holding onto since 2020. 

“It is always an impressive achievement for those who work their way into VC through commitment, determination and an overarching drive to play the highest level of basketball on offer,” said Campbell.  

“VC is comprised of Victoria’s elite basketballers and highlights the pathway toward Victorian representation and elite senior competitions both nationally with the NBL and WNBL, and internationally with the Australian Boomers and Opals teams. 

The Frankston Blues programs could see another six teams potentially also qualify during the next phase.

Phase Two grading will commence this Friday and see Under-21 teams begin competing for their places in this 2021 VJBL season.  

Congratulations to the following Junior Blues teams and their coaches;

  • Frankston Blues 12.1 Girls, coached by Abby Chernishoff
  • Frankston Blues 12.1 Boys, coached by Darcey Strauss
  • Frankston Blues 14.1 Girls, coached by Natalie Porter
  • Frankston Blues 14.1 Boys, coached by Scott Christiansen
  • Frankston Blues 16.1 Girls, coached by Samantha Groves
  • Frankston Blues 18.1 Girls, coached by Renay Bresnan
  • Frankston Blues 18.1 Boys, coached by Adam Kerr