Ahead of the upcoming 2021 Australian Under-18 Junior Championships and Kevin Coombs Cup, scheduled to take place April 10 – 17, Basketball Australia (BA) has today unveiled the tournament fixture.
To be hosted by Wyndham Basketball Association out of Eagle Stadium in Werribee, Victoria, the Under-18’s and Kevin Coombs Cup will mark a significant milestone in the return to National Championships following the cancellation of the 2020 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Across the eight days of competition, Eagle Stadium will host 116 games of basketball featuring 30 teams in total; including the four Kevin Coombs Cup entries.
The Under-18 women will be split into two groups: Pool A and Pool B. The Under-18 men will also be divided into two groups: Pool A and Pool B.
BA Executive General Manager Basketball Paul Maley says that this fixture will provide fans with an abundance of basketball action over the tournament.
“It’s an exciting time and excellent opportunity for these young athletes as they’re immersed into the competitive high performance environment of the Australian Under-18 Junior Championships and Kevin Coombs Cup.
“We’ve seen some of Australia’s most recognisable basketball and wheelchair basketball athletes come through the Australian Junior Championships pathway, forging successful careers, both internationally and in our national programs,” said Maley.
“This fixture will provide a blockbuster of back-to-back competition for the basketball community, serving up 116 games featuring the nation’s elite junior talent across eight days. Basketball Australia is looking forward to seeing the Australian Junior Championships back on the court again in 2021.”
The Opening Ceremony for the 2021 Australian Under-18 Junior Championships and Kevin Coombs Cup is scheduled for 7.00pm AEDT on April 9 before competition tips off on April 10.
View the fixture on the SportsTG website HERE.
Information Ticketing Information
Tickets will go on general sale at 12.00pm AEDT on Friday 26 March 2021 from https://basketballaustralia.intix.com.au/ (note – tickets won’t be available until the on-sale date/time)
All passes and tickets must be purchased online and in-advance, with no Box Office or will call facilities at the venue.
Due to COVID-safe protocols, capacity is capped for this event and patrons will need to adhere to all event instructions.
All tickets must also have a unique name against it for contact tracing purposes. Tickets are not transferrable between patrons and ID may be requested at the door by ticketing staff.
As per the Victorian Government Event Framework, each court will have a capacity limit of 75% of available seating. Additionally, there is a cap of 1000 spectators per day allowed into the event.
All event passes will require the patron to pick their supporting team, this will ensure priority access to these games.
BA strongly suggests any travelling family and friends purchase an event pass.
Day passes will be available for purchase on the day only. Limited numbers of these will be available.
If patrons plan to attend on a day pass, it is suggested you purchase this before departing home to avoid disappointment.
Due to capacity limits, entry to the Opening Ceremony and Grand Finals will be ticketed separately via the competing teams. Patrons with an Event Pass of the competing teams will have first access to Grand Final tickets.
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