Maribyrnong Park launched an affiliate sports club (marby lions basketball) by joining the Keilor Domestic Basketball league for winter 2016.
The club made a big splash playing two teams in its first season; (U16 Boys) and (U18 girls).
For the summer 2015/16 season the U16 boys have moved up to u18 boys and the girls are having a rest to concentrate on VCE.
The launch of this basketball arm has delivered several benefits to the club:
• provide additional diversity in sports offered by Maribyrnong Park and to attract a wider pool of families to the club
• further enhance mateship and team behaviours for footy players who choose basketball as a second (fitness related) sport
• basketball runs all year thus helping maintain fitness and team bond during off season
• provide a sporting outlet to the players who wish to opt out of footy at a certain age
• provide an outlet to attract additional girls/females to the club and increasing the family nature of the club
Our training venue is the Vic Uni courts, Footscray on Monday evenings.
The basketball coordinator is Tim Hewat.
Phone: 0450 876 861
Anyone wishing to run a basketball team please contact Tim who can help set you up.
Teams who wish to play in the Winter season will need to be registered by mid March so please get your skates on!