2021 National Junior Classic Cancelled

Basketball Victoria have unfortunately made the decision to cancel the 2021 National Junior Classic after rescheduling has been unsuccessful.

Due to the uncertainty of interstate travel and the current COVID-19 situation in Victoria and Australia, Basketball Victoria have made the unfortunate decision to cancel the 2021 National Junior Classic.

The 128-team tournament features participants from VJBL VC Divisions, Country Championships winners and interstate teams, and the event was already postponed from the original Queen’s Birthday long weekend (12-14 June, 2021).

A second attempt to run the event was aimed at September 18-20, 2021, however, with the COVID-19 crisis in NSW and the uncertainty of what September restrictions will be in place in Victoria, the difficult decision was made to cancel the event and look forward to planning a greater event in 2022.

“Once again this is a hard decision to make and we feel for all the potential participants and the extended basketball community,” GM – Leagues and Competitions Dean Anglin said.

“Seeing the best of Victorian and Australian club talent come to Melbourne each year for the National Junior Classic is normally a highlight on the calendar and unfortunately two years in a row, circumstances dictate that it cannot happen”.

“Hopefully we get a clean run at it next year and we look forward to seeing this event return bigger and better in 2022.”

For further updates on Basketball Victoria leagues, events and the COVID-19 situation, visit the Covid-19 HUB.

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