2014 Miners & Rush Memberships Released

Ballarat Miners & Rush memberships for the 2014 season went on sale to the public today. Supporters can show their pride with Season Memberships, Five Game Memberships or Community Memberships for singles or families.

Miners assistant coach Eric Hayes stresses the importance of membership in strengthening the sport of basketball in Ballarat.

“When you’re a member, you’re part of the team. When I returned to the Miners as a coach last year I hoped the community would support us while we began a new era, and all of our success on the court in 2014 will be thanks to our members and fans who support the team through the good times and the bad. So please get on board and join the team,” said Hayes.

Ballarat Basketball has enlisted the support of Hog‟s Breath Café, Thrifty Ballarat, McDonald‟s stores in the region, and Minerdome Sports Club to make membership even more enticing.

Membership packs include things like reserved seats, premium quality hoodies, new „Bring a Friend‟ passes, Hog‟s Breath Café Frequent Diner Cards and merchandise, 20% discount at Thrifty Ballarat, McDonald‟s vouchers, year-round discounts at Minerdome Sports Club, and most importantly, the pride that comes from supporting the teams that represent you on the national stage.

The Miners and Rush are set for exciting seasons. With Miners head coach David Flint and assistant coach Eric Hayes returning for their second season, they have gone all-out with recruitment. Supporting Anthony Fisher, Kris Blicavs and Chris Smith are Americans (and international stars) Roy Booker and Ken Horton, and 6‟10” Aussie Liam Gibcus. There may be another surprise announcement around the corner too!

Rush head coach Peter Cunningham and assistant coach Darren Thomas are looking to go one better than last season when the team were runners-up in their conference. Superstar Kristy Rinaldi returns to Ballarat with outstanding American Nya Mason. Youngsters Abbey Wehrung, Sophie Alexander and Bronte Clark are also set to continue their substantial improvement.

Membership provides excellent value, and members‟ voices matter. So join the team in 2014!