Anonymous
Years ago

Un 14 Girls Club national championships

West Adelaide Bearcats 83 defeated NT Southern Suns 22

Surely this sort of result indicates that the selection or qualification process associated with the championships is not working

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Ashke  
Years ago

OK so if we don't allow NT in these types of events how do we help them grow? How will the ever be exposed to this type of elite basketball. A bit like ACT @ the Classic, or Western Australia Country @ the Nationals.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

NT team got a win at the boys champs today.

My preference would be for NT North & South to have a play off game & only one go to nationals. However I think 2 teams from NT is better than 0.

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FUBR  
Years ago

Maybe it is time to limit the teams from the "weaker states" to one each and have an increase in the number of teams from South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.

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FUBR  
Years ago

hi Ashke not sure Southern Tasmania Junior Chargers 20 being crushed by Norths Bears 89 is the sort of exposure that develops a program. IMO

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Ashke  
Years ago

Ok FUBR, then how do they improve? Give me a solution, not the problem. You obviously have an opinion, so now lets hear your solution.

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FUBR  
Years ago

There are some excellent junior tournaments held throughout the year by many associations both in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.

Perhaps there is a mechanism by which the participation in and results of these tournaments become part of the qualification for the club nationals. This would be in addition to the current qualification mechanism.

A mechanism which is obviously not working for some states and effectively only providing the opportunity to indicate the gap between varying State and club programs. The current system is limiting the opportunity for some clubs, that have excellent programs, to compete at the highest level due to quota limits, when those clubs and programs could easily provide a more competitive environment.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Without attending these tournaments how do these kids from all states see the level of competition to which they need aspire?

And if you not in the top few from your own state. Or top 6 from Vic, does it matter.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

and just how does a result like NT Southern Suns Boys 6 being defeated Melbourne Tigers Boys 132 give the NT suns level of competition to which they need aspire? It will do more to discourage participation than motivate improvement.IMO

FYI this year's draw has:
5 teams from QLD
4 teams from Vic
4 from NSW
only 3 from SA
3 from WA
2 fro Tas
2 from NT and
1 ACT

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Go back to the original days of just 16 teams! Then the best are there

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Anonymous  
Years ago

And yet 2 years ago, the nt girls finished 6th.

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Anon  
Years ago

Are the results on sporting pulse? I can only find the fixture on BA no results? Please post link if there is one available.

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Annon  
Years ago

http://www.foxsportspulse.com/comp_info.cgi?client=0-4101-0-323354-0&pool=1&action=FIXTURE&round=0

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The problem with saying "NT can just attend other tournaments throughout the year" is that they (NT South in particular) won't. There is a lot of funding that is only available to teams/players competing at national or international level, so while the Nunawading tournament might be a more appropriate standard for NT South, getting them there would be a lot harder.

Also, no one else you're going to invite is a candidate to win the event (except the Victorians). It is VERY rare that SA or NSW get all their teams into the top half of the field, so inviting a weaker team from those states might lift the standard, but it's not going to be by a massive amount.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

2 years ago the NT team (Suns from memory?) had an outstanding player that carried them which is why they performed so well. Can happen at u14 age group.

That team had the experience of their lives and they all thoroughly deserved it, especially the lady who coached/team managed/cooked etc.

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