2014 Waratah Finals Weekend Wrap

The weekend of August 30-31 saw 16 different associations all converge on the Maitland Federation Centre, all of which had one goal in their sights; to be crowned champion of their division.

 On Saturday, the first set of games saw some great basketball being played with the State League Men’s semi only having two points separating the teams.

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Waratah Finals Weekend Draw

Sixteen different associations will be converging on the Maitland Federation Centre, commencing on August 30th and will compete to be crowned champion of their division.

The full draw for the weekend can be found here: Waratah Finals Weekend 2014 Draw

Basketball NSW reaches new partnership to nurture NSW women’s basketball talent

Basketball NSW are pleased to announce they have partnered with The Brydens Sydney Uni Flames to continue to strengthen the development of athletes in NSW.

In what is a first for the club, the Flames are bridging the gap between elite young female basketball players and their opportunities to play professionally in Australia.

Selected girls will be able to learn from the best senior players and coaches in the community. This is a vital step in ensuring young players have the opportunity to develop their skills. The partnership will assist young players in providing a seamless transition between junior and senior basketball.

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Mark Watkins & NSW Players claim silver at U17 Championships

The Airbnb Australian Under 17 Men’s Team have claimed the silver medal at the 2014 FIBA Under 17 World Championships in Dubai, going down to the USA 99-92 in the final overnight.

In a gutsy performance from the young Australian team, they threw everything at the undefeated Americans, clawing back a double digit deficit on countless occasions, cutting the lead to just five points inside the final minute.

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