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Country Cup

Is the Country Cup in Albury still a viable development tournament or is it now SCC, ECC daylight then Country cup?

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Country Cup is not a great standard. It is ok for developing some bottom age players or those who may be seen as a future talent.

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Isn't that it's purpose?

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Country cup was the forerunner for SCC. And ECC, it's been a far superior model and still is

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In terms of best organised and best run event Country Cup is the best. Great place and good courts with enough accommodation for double the amount of teams.

In terms of development, well just about everything is "development" if you are dribbling a ball etc so yes its good development. Is the standard of competition better than the SCC, ECC and probably even the Eltham/Dandenong Tournament, NO DEFINITELY NOT. The stanard has dropped of significantly in the past decade.

Cost is also a factor with Country Cup being close to double the price of the above mentioned tournaments.

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So well run the refs didnt have shirts to wear

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The competition this year was dismal! RIP CC

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Not sure quality venues have wooden backboards

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Please be careful if your child has been chosen to do the NZ tour too (u14) I think by memory.
It's sold to you that you are representing Australia which might be true in parts but not really the best team by a long shot as it’s born from only the cc .The competition you will play in is not great but you will make friends

Costs a fair bit too, it is ok if you are looking for a holiday in NZ that’s all

Bit of a money spinner unfortunately however good to show support to NZ as they come across to cc

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It's run for profit by a board of ex basketball administrators who use country associations for profit.
These kids are pawns for profit that's all.

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So the Vic's win all but one age group which was won by Tasmania.

NSW win nothing.

Maybe one silver medal and the rest bronze or nothing.

People will say,but it s a development tour.

It maybe but NSW results need to get better as you do not do any tour to lose.

From here Country State team/squads will be finalised and then the Nationals to see how they go.

What do BNSW do to improve their programs to beat the Vic's and now Qld who are really stepping up.

Not cheap probably.

Plus the week before that BNSW have Metro and Country do a joint program in Newcastle.

Metro have ECC also the week leading up to Albury.

Then there is the Southern Cross tournament in Melbourne for odd age group for both Country and Metro which concludes this weekend.

How much do parents pay for their child,themselves and family to go to these events to support the child playing.

They will always do what they have to for their child but there is only so much sometimes you have to spend.

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I was surprised both tas teams made the u14 final, maybe a sign of things to come?

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Worst SA teams I have seen in a long time.

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