Victorian Junior Aboriginal Basketball Tournament Wrap Up

Dandenong Stadium played host to the Victorian Junior Aboriginal Basketball Tournament during NAIDOC week. The tournament went across three days and saw over 600 junior players participating from July 5-7 with varying ages.

After three postponements due to COVID-19, Southern Aboriginal Sports were able to finally bring everyone together and showcase the talent for all to see.

The three days were filled with plenty of entertainment both on and off the court, on the court the talent was electrifying with players of all ages showing off their athleticism, shooting prowess and ball handling skills. Off the court – attendees were able to liaise with event sponsors Victorian Aboriginal Health Services (Boorais & Smoke don’t mix), CFMEU, V/Line, The Korin Gamadji Institute (KGI), First Peoples Health & Wellness, Bayila Creative, Southern Metro Dhelk Dja Action Group, Semaspahn, Koorie Basketball Academy, Clothing The Gaps, First Peoples Assembly of Victoria, Koori Court, City Of Greater Dandenong and Dardi Munnwurro.

The tournament was highlighted by the KBA Slam Dunk Competition and KBA 3-point shoot out competition just after lunch time on day one and two.