11 lucky Victorian teams have been chosen for the 2021 Under-14 Club Championships taking place this September and October, including our Frankston Blues 14.1 Girls!!
The Championships will be held at Casey Stadium from Monday 27 September to Saturday 2 October and will showcase teams from clubs and associations across the country.
24 girls and 24 boys’ teams will be split into six pools of four teams where they will play a round robin competition and vie for the national title over six days of high-quality basketball.
The Victorian teams who will compete were decided based on the Victorian Championship ladder of the Victorian Junior Basketball League as of Round 9 of the season.
FDBA Basketball Development Manager, Jarryd Moss spoke about the qualification.
“This is a tremendous achievement for this team who already have a reputation as being one of the best teams in the state over the last 2-3 years”
“Now they’ll get the opportunity to go up against the best teams in the country”
“Congratulations to Nat and the girls on becoming the 4th Frankston Blues team to qualify for U14 National Club Championships!”
Basketball Victoria’s VJBL Operations Manager, Adrian Campbell, said the number of teams set to represent Victoria in the Championships is a testament to our state’s commitment to sport.
“To announce we have 11 teams qualifying for the 2021 Under-14 Club Championships is exhilarating and the news we need now,
“Teams work tirelessly in the VJBL competition for a chance to take part and showcase their talents against some of the best clubs in Australia.
“We can’t wait to see what unfolds and how many Victorian clubs can rise to the top.”
Basketball Australia is expecting over 10,000 spectators to visit the stadium and surrounding areas throughout the week in what is expected to be a major boost to local tourism.