THE Surfcoast Basketball Association is putting the call out to all interested junior players hoping to represent the Surfcoast Chargers ahead of the Victorian Junior Basketball League season.
Try-out dates will be confirmed as further advice is handed down from Basketball Victoria as Government restrictions ease.
Surfcoast Chargers representative squad and committee member Adam Forde said the representative side was a great opportunity to take a young player’s basketball to the next level.
He said the standard of basketball was fantastic and while it was a competitive league, development of their squad members was extremely important.
“It just gives them a chance to go to the next level,” Forde said.
“It gives them a bit of a pathway to the senior level and improve their game.
“It’s not about winning, it’s also about developing our kids.”
One of the most exciting prospects for the Chargers is the fact they will be playing their home games in the new stadium in North Torquay.
The $13.5 million build is the Surf Coast Shire council’s largest infrastructure project and Forde said he could not wait to see the Surfcoast players run out onto such a facility.
“That’s the most exciting thing. The season kicks off in February, so we’re hoping the stadium will be open and we’ll be playing our home games in there.”
The project will see three multi-use courts added next to the existing single-court stadium at Surf Coast Secondary College while there will also be a café, meeting rooms, change facilities, all abilities design features and additional car parking.
There is plenty of opportunity for young basketball hopefuls, Forde said there was no limit on how many teams the Chargers could submit across the under-12 to under-21 level.
All interested players can register at trybooking.com/BMHIF.