2016 U18's Championship and Kevin Coombs Cup to be hosted by Forestville

2016 U18's Championship and Kevin Coombs Cup to be hosted by Forestville

Basketball Australia is pleased to announce the Under-18 National Championship and Kevin Coombs Cup will be hosted by Forestville, South Australia from April 16-23 next year.

Run in conjunction over the week, the tournaments will see the best basketballers and wheelchair basketballers battle it out for the title.

Forestville will be hosting their fourth Championship after conducting the Under-16's in 2002, the Under-18's in 2006 and the Under-16's again in 2013.

Club Manager of Forestville, Brad Haydon, is excited to be welcoming the tournament back to the suburb of Adelaide.

"It certainly is an economic boost," Haydon said. "The city recognises the benefits of hosting the tournament and all the traders and local businesses get right behind it.

"We have hosted successful championships in the past and our girls (SA Metro) won gold at the Under-16's in 2014 so we are looking forward to seeing how some of those players have progressed."

NSW Country broke the two-year winning streak of Vic Metro at the 2015 Under-18's championships while Vic Metro women made it seven from the past nine championships with a second consecutive victory this year.

Being held for the fourth year in 2016, the spoils have been shared in the Kevin Coombs Cup with Western Australia's inaugural 2010 win followed by victories for New South Wales in 2012 and Queensland in 2014 and 2015.