Blackburn Vikings


Vikes take on New Zealand

The Blackburn Vikings will once again lock horns with our counterparts from across the Tasman as our Under 14 and Under 16 first teams take on the New Zealand National squads at Slater Reserve on June 8.

The club has developed a great friendship with the New Zealand Teams playing games against New Zealand Breakers development teams since 2011 marking the seventh time the club has hosted our Kiwi counterparts. The New Zealand teams will use Slater Reserve as a training base for the National Junior Classic, as well playing our teams in exhibition games.

Blackburn Vikings Operations Manager Paul Lankford welcomed both teams. "It's a great opportunity for the teams to get some exposure to international basketball. For many players from both teams, it will be the first time they have played in an international game which is sure to generate some excitement."

Our 14-1 Girls and 14-1 Boys teams will play at 7.00pm followed by the 16-1 Girls and 16-1 Boys at 8.00pm. Entry is free and all friends and families are welcome.

For more information please contact:
Paul Lankford
Operations Manager
Blackburn Vikings Basketball
P: 0431 559 893
E: bom@vikingsbasketball.net.au

VJBLShane Quill