Wyndham basketball championship returns

By Our Reporter

Lace up your runners and get your ball pump ready, the Wyndham Basketball Championship is back for the second year.

Hundreds of young people from Wyndham are expected to head to Eagle Stadium in Werribee later this month for the popular event.

Wyndham City Mayor and Sports Development portfolio holder, Cr Peter Maynard, said the competition was open to anyone between the ages of 12 and 15.

“It’s great that the Wyndham Basketball Championship is back for its second year. The competition was originally developed as a pop up basketball tournament to give young people in Wyndham a chance to socialise and show off their skills on the court,” Cr Maynard said.

“Teams of five people will go head to head, in what is sure to be a great day. Basketball has always been a very popular sport in Werribee, so I have no doubt the kids will wow us with their talent,” he added.

“Last year 16 teams competed and more than 100 people watched the final match. This year the word is out that it’s back and we’re expecting a great turnout,” Cr Maynard said.

Anyone can take part the competition, with two age groups available to enter—12 to 15 and 16 to 25. “Apart from being a great day of basketball, it’s also a great chance for Council to engage with young people in our community, said Cr Maynard. Youth Services staff will be on hand during the day to answer questions about the services.

The Wyndham Basketball Championship will be held at Eagle Stadium, 35 Ballan Rd Werribee, from 10am on Friday, 13 April. Teams must register online by visiting www.facebook.com/youthinwyndham or calling 8375 2346. Registration costs $2.
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