Southern Peninsula basketball tournament takes off

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Junior ballers: Junior basketballers will get set for a high class tournament on the Mornington Peninsula in November. Picture: Supplied

THE Southern Peninsula ‘Peninsula Dental Care’ Tournament kicks off on Saturday 17 November with close to 450 basketball teams set to compete across the weekend.

Heading into its 32nd year, the Southern Peninsula Tournament will be run across venues from Rosebud through to Frankston with in excess of 12,000 visitors expected to attend the days.

Southern Peninsula Sharks basketball operations manager Lucas Allen said the tournament has become massive with representative sides from across the state using the tournament as a key pre-season event.

“It’s the biggest tournament in Country Victoria and the standard is one of the best,” Allen said.

“A lot of quality teams come and play to practise for the Victorian Junior Basketball League which kicks off the week after. They all come to get some quality training in against some quality teams.

“There are also teams from across the state that use the tournament to build up towards the Country Championships early next year.”

The tournament caters for age groups from under-12s through to under-18s.

First published in the Frankston Times – 22 October 2018

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