Victoria had a huge opening day at the #JnrTrackNats winning 6 Gold Medals, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze. Well done team!
JM17 Team Pursuit (Blake Agnoletto, Henry Dietze, Patrick Eddy & Max Leiner).
JW17 Team Pursuit (Keely Bennett, Isla Bradbury, Hayley Jenkins, Kobi Merchant & Alessia McCaig).
Alessia McCaig (JW17 500m TT).
Max Leiner (JM17 500m TT).
Alex Jones (JM15 Sprint).
Lucy Stewart (JW15 Points Race).
Tarun Cook (JM15 Sprint)
Ruby McLean (JW15 Sprint)
Here's a few photos from the day courtesy of John Gondek. More will follow later.
Regional Sports News
This weekend the four McKinnon Cougar Big V teams are heading over the Bass Strait to Tasmania for a preseason hit out, playing against Tasmanian teams the Hobart Chargers Mens and Women, Launceston Tornadoes, NW Thunder, Basketball Tasmania State Teams and Launceston Basketball Association. Players, coaches and support staff are departing by air Friday evening & early Saturday morning for the weekend.
“The weekend is about bringing the senior program together as one, as well as having some tough competition to test ourselves in readiness for the 2018 season commencing in a few weeks, says McKinnon GM, Alison Cody. A special thank you to Basketball Tasmania’s CEO, Chris McCoy for bringing this together for the second year.
With the season set to kick off on 17 March 2018, 145 teams across 47 associations will compete for 12 divisional championships ranging from State Championship Men/Women right through to Youth League Two Men/Women.
The competition will run through until the final game played on the weekend of 1st/2nd September 2018.
There will not be any games held on the weekends of 31 March/1 April (Easter Weekend) or 9/10 June (Queen's Birthday - Origin Series).
Defending State Championship Men champions kick their season off on the road in a grand final rematch against arch rivals Waverley, while the newly promoted Keilor Thunder host Corio Bay. In State Championship Women, defending champs Sunbury host Hume City in a big clash. The Thunder women who are new to the women's top flight are on the road to Ringwood in a difficult opener.
The Collingwood All Stars host Melbourne Uni in their Division One Men's debut; while in Division One Women, defending champions Chelsea play host to Western Port and D2W champs Warrnambool host Latrobe City after being promoted. In Division Two Women, Melton returns with a home game against Coburg.
In Youth competitions, Kilsyth kickstart their campaign hosting Blackburn in sight of another Molten Victorian Youth Championship Men's title. Keilor return to the top flight of youth men with a trip to Boroondara to visit Hawthorn. Sandringham travel to newly promoted Warrandyte to start their Molten Victorian Youth Championship women's campaign, while the Venom have a double header as they also travel to Kilsyth in the opening weekend of the season.
Casey host Camberwell in their first Youth League One Men's action, while Sunbury host Chelsea in the same scenario in Youth League One Women.
Finally, the league re-welcomes the Frankston Blues to the competition as their Youth League Two Men and Women tackle Pakenham throughout the opening weekend. To view the full 2018 fixture, please click here. - Ends -