Blackburn Vikings


Megan Makes a Ton


Last Saturday Megan Shanahan played her 100th Big V Game. Unfortunately the Division 2 Women were unable to get the win on the road, but this Saturday we will celebrate the milestone at home as her team looks to get back to their winning ways against Craigieburn Eagles at home.

Blackburn Vikings: Thanks for joining us. Congratulations on reaching 100 games, how does it feel to get this far?
Megan Shanahan: It’s an amazing feeling. As a junior these are the things you can only dream about, so to make my 100th game is a dream come true and I feel privileged to be able to celebrate such a special occasion with the Blackburn Vikings Basketball Club.

BV: So what have been some of your other highlights in your career?
MS: My top 3 highlights would have to be:
1. Travelling to America when I was 16 to play basketball
2. Captaining my youth league team at the Ringwood Hawks
3. Scoring 26 points in a Big V game

BV: When did you start playing Big V?
MS: I started playing Big V in 2009 for Ringwood Hawks.

BV: And what made you come to Blackburn?
MS: I had some friends who had moved to Blackburn and was impressed at the program that they offered.

BV: How have you found the culture at Blackburn?
MS: I love the culture at Blackburn, everyone is really inviting and passionate about basketball.

BV: How do you rate your team’s chances this season?
MS: Our team has been improving over the course of the season. We are down to the pointy end of the season now and we have a few tough games coming up. But, I think we have a good chances we just need to stay focused and keep working on those 1 percenters in our game.

BV: If you could offer any advice for young players what would it be?
MS: Nothing worth having ever comes easy so, never give up, practise, practise, practise and then practise some more. Every good sportsperson has their highs and lows so never underestimate resilience. Bounce back, keep your head up and in the words of MJ “ You miss 100% of shots that you don’t take”.

BV: Is there anyone you want to thank or give a shout out to?
MS: My mum! Without her love and dedication during my junior years I would not be where I am today. I would not be the basketballer that I am if it wasn’t for her taking me to all of those trainings and games over the years! Thanks Mum!

BV: 100 games, what are the chances of getting to 200 games??
MS: I love the game and 200 games sounds great. Let’s just see how the body holds up.

BV: Thanks Megan. Good luck in your 100th game!
MS: Thank you for giving me the opportunity to play in my 100th game!

Megan will play her 100th game this Saturday at 8.00pm at Knox Basketball Stadium, Park Crescent, Boronia against Craigieburn Eagles. Tickets are available at the door and are just $6 for adults and $3 for kids. All Vikings juniors in their uniform are admitted free.

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