The Australian Under 14 Girls Club Championships commenced yesterday, bringing excitement, elite basketball competition and several thousand tourists to the city.
Cr Vicki Coltman and Cr Samantha McIntosh hosted the Civic Reception with Minister for Sport and Recreation Hon. Hugh Delahunty and Basketball Victoria CEO Nick Honey special guests at the Opening Ceremony.
Ballarat’s own Abbey Wehrung spoke to the 24 teams from around Australia about her journey from junior basketball to representing Australia internationally, and reminded players to thank their parents for supporting them.
The championships bring over 500 people to Ballarat and are expected to boost the city’s economy by over $1 million.
Competition continues until Saturday at the WIN Minerdome and Wendouree Sports & Events Centre. For more information contact Ballarat Basketball on 5338 1220.