Traralgon to Host 2013 Future Stars !!
The Traralgon Amateur Basketball Association has been successful in securing the 2013 Under 12 Junior Country Championships also know as Future Stars.
The Championships will be played in the Latrobe Valley on April 6 – April 8.
Around sixty-four teams representing associations around country Victoria will converge on the Latrobe Valley to attend the 3-day event.
Traralgon Basketball Administration Officer Matt Royal said it’s a great opportunity for the association to host such a major event in the Basketball Victoria Country’s calendar. Royal also said it was pleasing to win the tender to show case junior basketball championships in the eastern end of the state.
Latrobe City’s Coordinator Events Jason Membrey says the event will bring many young athletes, their friends and families as well as coaching staff to the Latrobe Valley in what will be a great boost for the local economy.
Royal also said the championships have proven to be a great stepping stone in a young basketballers career as Danni Pearce, a Traralgon player who played at this event in 2006 & 2007 who is soon to fly out to Amsterdam to represent Australia at the Under 17 World Championships.
Another player who represented Traralgon at Junior Country Championships is Jack White. White has recently returned from Tamworth with a Bronze Medal where he represented Country Victoria at the Under 16 National Junior Championships. White was lucky enough to be coached at the Nationals by Traralgon coach Wayne Royal who also has coached at numerous Junior Country Championships including Future Stars.
Traralgon Basketball President Adam Hood congratulated all those who helped put the tender together that now give Traralgon the opportunity to show case the elite event.
The Traralgon Amateur Basketball Association in conjunction with the Latrobe City will now work with Basketball Victoria Country to make this event a successful event for all.