Earlier this month the Thrifty Under 14 Rush had great success at the Basketball Australia Nationals Under 14 Club Championships in October 2017 taking out the Shield Division Premiership. The team lost their first two games, which put them into the lower ‘Shield’ division, but then they found their rhythm and the rewards came for them, winning seven games in a row, by an average of 28 points, to win the Gold Medal in the Shield Grand Final. To top off a brilliant tournament, and probably the best reward in sport, was the announcement of the Fair Play Shield to Ballarat as well. This was in recognition of the team who displayed the most sportsmanship over the whole tournament – a great accolade for the players and the Basketball Ballarat program. A big thank you to the sponsors who supported the girls to attend the week – Sovereign Hill, Skoda Ballarat, W&D Finance, and Thrifty.