956 teams compete in Eltham-Dandenong tournament

956 teams compete in Eltham-Dandenong tournament

A massive 956 basketball teams filled more than 25 Melbourne basketball stadiums at the weekend to compete in the annual Eltham Dandenong Junior Basketball tournament, an event that typically signals the commencement of the junior basketball season.

With each team being able to suit up to 10 players, the number of registered players is believed to have been well above eight thousand, with family and friends all getting out over a hot summer weekend to support the players in one of the biggest basketball tournaments in the world.

It was the 37th running of the tournament, with teams from under 10s right up to under 20s from Australia, New Zealand & Mauritius participating. Tournament organisers hailed the event a great success.