All set for 2012 Aust Schools C'ship

All set for 2012 Aust Schools C'ship

More than 100 teams and 900 players will travel to eastern Melbourne in search of championship glory at the 2012 Australian
Schools Championship, beginning on Monday December 3.

Knox Basketball and Kilsyth Basketball will host the five-day event (3-7 December) with the premier boys and girls school teams from across the country coming together in one of the hotspots of basketball in Australia.

16 teams will compete for the Australian title in the Championship Division, while more than 100 teams are confirmed for the Invitational Division.

Action will be split between the Kilsyth Sports Centre, Knox Stadium and the recently opened State Basketball Centre, Knox.

Basketball Australia Chief Executive Kristina Keneally said the Australian Schools
Championship plays a key role in the development of future basketball talent.

“In the past, the Australian Schools Championships have brought some of Australia’s best junior and senior basketball talent to the fore,” Ms Keneally said

“In fact, it’s at tournaments like these that the future legends of Australian basketball can begin their journey to one day starring on the biggest stage of all – just like our Australian Boomers and Jayco Opals did at the London Olympics recently.”

Ms Keneally was also pleased to announce the aspiring stars will get the chance to rub shoulders with one of the Opals’ Olympic heroes.

“This year, we’re proud to have Australian Opal and Olympic Bronze Medallist Jenna O’Hea as the Honorary Patron of the 2012 Australian Schools Championships,” Ms Keneally.

“Jenna boasts an incredible basketball resume well beyond her years – a prime example of a dedicated player who has made her way through the many levels of competition in our sport to achieve tremendous international success.”

For full fixture and event information please visit: www.asc2012.basketball.net.au