Our Frankston Blues Under 14.1 girls and their families, recently heard the news of the cancellation of the 2021 Basketball Australia Under 14’s National Championships.
The Championships were due to be held between the 26th of September and 2nd of October, however, despite the best efforts from organisers to keep the competition afloat, the ongoing Melbourne lockdown and border closure has forced this decision upon Basketball Australia.
FDBA Basketball Development Manager Jarryd Moss spoke about the announcement.
“As a club, we are extremely disappointed for our team; Nat, Meredith, Kirsten and all the players and families have worked hard with one eye on this tournament for many years”
“Much of this group were part of the 12.1 Girls that came Runners-Up at the National Junior Classic in 2019 and have continued to improve, there was certainly some buzz around them taking out this title”
“The club will look to honour this achievement, despite the event being cancelled, with team hoodies and a get together, hopefully on an NBL1 game night, when restrictions allow”
Basketball Australia announcement HERE
Frankston Blues Under 14.1 Girls
#2 Sophie Alexander
#5 Sitaya Fagan
#6 Maddison Rogers
#24 Trinity Vakacavu
#32 Charlotte Atkin
#33 Maddison Carr
#36 Olivia Porter
#44 Sophie White
#52 Madison Talosaga
#58 Lillie Saunders
Head Coach: Natalie Porter
Assistant Coach: Meredith Macfarlane
Team Manager Kirsten Fagan