Friendship Games – BWA Pre-Sale
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Friendship Games – BWA Pre-Sale


After the World Championships, old rivals and overseas challengers descend on Perth for the inaugural Friendship Games basketball tournament.

The Friendship Games commence on Friday the 17th of September and conclude Sunday the 19th as we present two games each evening for one low ticket price.

Perth Wildcats coach Rob Beveridge is looking forward to unleashing his championship team against the newly reformed Sydney Kings.

The Perth Wildcats have historically had a fierce rivalry with the Kings prior to their departure from the league in 2008, which included a Championship loss at the hands of the Kings in 2002/03.

Chinese rivals the Beijing Ducks and Shanghai Sharks round out the four teams for three-day tournament in the intimate setting of the WA Basketball Centre.

The Ducks are bringing to Perth seven-foot-nine (2.36m) big man Sun Ming Ming to dominate the four-team showcase of international talent. Sun also starred in a fight scene towering over Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in Rush Hour 3.

Shanghai Sharks are best known as the Club that developed NBA player Yao Ming and winning the CBA Championship with Yao in 2001.

Top 5 reasons not to miss the first ever Friendship Games tournament:

  • See reigning NBL Champions the Perth Wildcats in their toughest pre-season challenge
  • 6 World-class games in an intimate 2000 person stadium
  • Double-header every night, 2 games for the price of 1!
  • Newly formed Sydney Kings in their greatest test yet
  • Some of China’s best talent including 7 feet 9 inches Beijing player Sun Ming Ming with 2.59 metre arm span.

Get your tickets NOW!

Tickets start at $15 each night for two games, and are available through Ticketmaster right now under presale using the codeword: FRIEND

Presale runs Friday 27th August from 9am until 5pm on Monday the 30th of August.

Game schedule:

Friday September 17
6pm Sydney Kings V Beijing Ducks
8pm Perth Wildcats V Shanghai Sharks

Saturday September 18
6pm Sydney Kings V Shanghai Sharks
8pm Perth Wildcats V Beijing Ducks

Sunday September 19
6pm Shanghai Sharks V Beijing Ducks
8pm Perth Wildcats V Sydney Kings

Corporate packages and unique courtside experiences are available through Event Development Network on 1300 858 191.

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