Country teams flood Stirling
QUEENSLAND North and Victoria Metro won the grand finals against their state counterparts at the 2017 Australian U16 Championships this month. Thousands of basketball fans flocked through the gates of Stirling Senators Basketball Club’s home ground at Warwick Stadium championships held from July 8-15.
Queensland North defeated Queensland South 88-63 in the men’s grand final and Victoria Metro women’s beat their cross-town rivals, Victoria Country 87-73.
WA Metro men’s team led the way for the State in seventh place, while WA Metro women’s came eighth.
WA Country men’s and women’s finished twelfth and thirteenth respectively.
Stirling Senators general manager Kristy Pike said more than 17,000 people attended the carnival throughout the week.
“The talent in Australia is high. We have the right development pathways in each state to ensure the best athletes are selected into state teams to compete at championships like this,” she said.
“We will look to host a national championship again. Although tiring, the event ran so smoothly. Our great volunteers and staff made sure that everyone who walked through that door felt excited to be here and valued.”
Adele East from the WA Country team.