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KNOX BASKETBALL GAMES COMMISSIONER: MICHAEL CAMERON


Diamond Valley open the season against the Bendigo Braves on Saturday night. Both sides are coming off elimination final exits last season and will hope to improve on the early playoff exits this campaign. Kilsyth will hope to put aside their 40-point elimination final defeat when they face the Southern Sabres. While the Cobras will want to turn around their playoff form, the Sabres will enter the 2019 season as premiership favourites, having won the premiership last season. Sunbury kick off their first season in the Victorian Youth Championship Women against the Hume City Broncos. The Broncos will hope to improve on their poor showing in 2018, which saw them finish seventh in the Terrill conference. Knox and Altona face off in the battle of the Terrill rivals on Saturday night. The Raiders seek redemption in 2019 for their Grand Final defeat to the Sabres last season, while the Gators were unfortunate to miss out on the finals, despite ending the season with a 68.18 win percentage. Hume City return to the court on Sunday against the Dandenong Rangers, who are coming off a sixth place finish in the Watson conference in 2018. Ballarat and the Melbourne Tigers open their campaign at 12pm on Sunday. The Rush ended 2018 on a nine game losing streak, while the Tigers won their final eight games in the regular season, before bowing out in the preliminary finals. Southern back up their opening game by hosting Hawthorn. The Magic could only muster a sixth place finish in the Terrill conference last season, despite having the fourth best offence in the conference. Nunawading begin their campaign against Knox. The Spectres fell seven points short of progressing to the grand final last season and will hope to go one step better in 2019. Waverley kick off their first season in the Victorian Youth Championship Women’s competition against Sunbury at the Waverley Basketball Centre on Sunday afternoon. The final game of the round sees Bulleen host Ringwood. The Boomers won only three games last season, while the Hawks bowed out in the opening week of the finals, despite finishing the regular season top of the Watson conference. ROUND 1

Diamond Valley vs Bendigo Kilsyth vs Southern Sunbury vs Hume City Knox vs Altona Hume City vs Dandenong Ballarat vs Melbourne Southern vs Hawthorn Nunawading vs Knox Waverley vs Sunbury Bulleen vs Ringwood

Sat 5.30pm Sat 5.30pm Sat 6pm Sat 6pm Sun 12pm Sun 12pm Sun 12.30pm Sun 12.30pm Sun 12.30pm Sun 1.30pm

Diamond Valley Sports Fitness Centre Kilsyth Sports Centre Boardman Stadium Knox Basketball Stadium Broadmeadows Basketball Stadium Mars Minerdome Southern Basketball Stadium Nunawading Basketball Stadium Waverley Basketball Centre East Doncaster Secondary College


ALTONA GATORS

VICTORIAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN No.

Name

Position

Age

Height

1

Dana Lindemann

F

20

179

3

Jordan Wilson

G

16

176

4

Tyla Paraha

G

16

168

9

Jessica Rarity

F

21

180

10

Madison Steinle

C

15

182

13

Alicia Sciberras

G

16

167

15

Sienna Cutajar

G

14

160

20

Trinity Steele

G

15

158

22

Kasey Maddock

G

14

160

24

Monique Marcetic - Vaotangi

G

16

178

25

Reyhan Aziz

C

21

182

Team Staff

Name

HEAD COACH

Randy Shanklin

ASST COACH

Kate Coffey

TEAM MANAGER

Peter Costello

ASST TEAM MANAGER

Jayde Wilson


KNOX RAIDERS

VICTORIAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN No.

Name

Position

Age

Height

1

Jess Hands

G

16

170

2

Zoe Jenkins

G

16

174

3

Olivia Wynd

F

15

180

4

Paige Burrows

G

13

163

5

Madison Walters

C

19

184

8

Felicity Schill

F

19

184

9

Allie Harland

G

18

177

10

Georgia Baldwin

F/G

16

181

11

Haylee Brebner

G

14

165

13

Sophie Agorakis

F

21

178

15

Rhiannon Ockwell

C/F

16

182

G

15

176

Meg Robinson

Team Staff

HEAD COACH

Name

Emily Schill

ASSISTANT COACH

Robbie Baldwin

ASSISTANT COACH

Richard Spurr

TEAM MANAGER

Di Adams


Blackburn and Dandenong kick off the Victorian Youth Championship Men’s season on Saturday night. The Vikings lost their last five games of the season to finish fifth in the Watson Conference, while the Rangers were eliminated in the first week of the finals despite topping the Terrill conference. Diamond Valley host the Sherbrooke Suns at the Diamond Valley Sports and Fitness Centre. The Eagles won three of their last five games last season to finish seventh on the ladder in the Watson Conference, while the Suns advanced to the second week of the finals. The Knox Raiders will aim to improve on their form from last season when they host the Bulleen Boomers. The Raiders finished seventh in the Terrill conference, while the Boomers finished top of the Watson conference. Bulleen however were eliminated in the first week of the finals. Keilor will hope to bounce back from their horror showing in the finals last season when they host the Melbourne Tigers. The Thunder lost by 20 points against the Sherbrooke Suns in the first week of the finals, while the Tigers finsished sixth in the Terrill conference. McKinnon host reigning premiers Nunawading on Saturday night. The Cougars finished just outside of the finals, while their Terrill conference rivals claimed the premiership in two games against Eltham. Eltham will want to put their Grand Final misery behind them when they face Ringwood. The Hawks finished last in the Terrill conference, with only 10 wins in the season. It’s an all-Watson conference battle when Kilsyth host the Southern Sabres. Kilsyth suffered a one-point defeat to Eltham in the first week of the finals last season, while the Sabres finished sixth, with only eight wins for the season. Nunawading and Diamond Valley back up their opening night encounters by meeting at Nunawading Basketball Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Southern Sabres play their second game against the Hawthorn Magic, who progressed to the second round of the finals in 2018. Waverley begin begin their inaugural campaign by hosting Blackburn at the Waverley Basketball Centre. ROUND 1 Blackburn vs Dandenong Sat 6pm Mullum Mullum Stadium McKinnon vs Nunawading Sat 6pm GESAC Eltham vs Ringwood Sat 7pm Eltham High School Kilsyth vs Southern Sat 7.30pm Kilsyth Sports Centre Diamond Valley vs Sherbrooke Sat 7.30pm Diamond Valley Sports Fitness Centre Knox vs Bulleen Sat 8pm Knox Basketball Stadium Keilor vs Melbourne Sun 1.30pm Keilor Basketball Stadium Nunawading vs Diamond Valley Sun 2.30pm Nunawading Basketball Satdium Southern vs Hawthorn Sun 2.30pm Southern Basketball Stadium Waverley vs Blackburn Sun 2.30pm Waverley Basketball Centre


BULLEEN BOOMERS

VICTORIAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP MEN No.

Name

Position

Age

Height

0

Jack Fleming

G

20

183

2

Jonte Tozer

G

20

190

7

Dylan Donnelly

G

19

186

14

Shaun Atkins

G

22

184

18

Liam Davidson

F

22

193

21

Lucas Soklevski

F

19

190

23

Ryan Giovannini

F

19

198

24

Jack Perry

G

18

183

25

Cody Perry-Allamby

F

21

186

30

Justin Ronan-Black

G

21

183

32

Dylan Olley

F

19

190

Bailey Gaye

F

20

198

Team Staff

Name

HEAD COACH

John Hauer

ASST COACH

Dan Melli

ASST COACH

Sam Mc Grath

TEAM MANAGER

Emily Black


KNOX RAIDERS

VICTORIAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP MEN No.

Name

Position

Age

Height

G/F

18

198

1

Corey Fiddes

2

Ivan Rajher

G

15

189

3

Ollie Dempsey

G

16

174

4

Nikko Shaw

G

20

176

5

Darcy Parkinson

G

22

184

6

Ashraf Ally

G

18

190

7

Kallum Topp

G/F

18

195

8

Josh Woodford

G

17

188

9

Liam Hanafin

G

19

184

10

Adam Slavnic

F/C

16

195

12

Cameron Bradley

F

21

195

15

Will Dolan

C

19

194

Team Staff

Name

HEAD COACH

Dale Crotty

ASST COACH

Tyson Stein

ASST COACH

Chris Petalas

DEVELOPMENT COACH

Daniel Gianchino

TEAM MANAGER

Anita Woodford


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