THE league turns purple this week as MUVJBL celebrates its Girls Got Game Round.
Round 8 is a celebration of all the wonderful young women who make our league thrive.
From the eager under-12s, through the ranks to our graduating under-20s and throughout the league for all women who are involved week-to-week, this is the week you’ve earned your congratulations.
There are 507 girls’ teams in our league, which has increased by 23 per cent over the last five years.
For every three-pointer shot across the round, the MUVJBL will donate $2 to Camp Quality in a bid to help children battling cancer.
The MUVJBL will also run a best photo competition for the GGG round – with entries to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 26/5/17. The winning photo will receive a MUVJBL basketball for every member of the team.
“When we started Girls Got Game in 2014, we never knew it would be as popular or successful as it has become,” MUVJBL Manager John Hilton said.
“Young girls have benefitted from recognition and celebration of their achievements on court and this program has been a great boost for their confidence and further inspiration to play harder and improve each week.
“This week’s Girls Got Game Round shows our devotion and commitment to improving female participation and congratulating our players as well as all our female volunteers, supporters, coaches and administrators.”
In order to affect change, the MUVJBL initiated the Girls Got Game program, fully supported by Basketball Victoria, with our objectives in starting the program as follows:
To increase the profile of women and girls participation in Basketball in Victoria.
Reduce the attrition rate across the continuum of women and girls in Basketball in Victoria.
To provide Associations with opportunities to promote women and girls in Basketball in Victoria.
Female players are identified each week at MUVJBL games with strict criteria supporting how they showed they have game with the public able to vote on the Player of the Week. The winner will be presented with a Girls Got Game T-shirt at her game the following week.
To discuss this program contact: GirlsGotGame@basketballvictoria.com.au