The Deakin Melbourne Boomers will open the doors to one of its pre-season training sessions at the State Basketball Centre with members, supporters, families and friends all invited to come along.
Determined to provide members with opportunities to get closer to the action, the Boomers Family Day will start at 1:30pm on Sunday September 11 with everyone able to see the players on court training until 2:30pm, after which the players will be available for photos, autographs and to talk with fans.
“With just over a month to go until our home opener on Sunday October 9, we wanted to provide all of our supporters with an opportunity to come and see the team at work, out on court showcasing their skill and intensity,” said Coach Guy Molloy.
“It’s a great opportunity for all the young players out there to come along with their family and see what life is like at the very top level. I think everyone will be surprised to see the work ethic that goes on at training, it really is incredible to watch these elite athletes at work.”
The Family Day will also be an opportunity for supporters to purchase memberships and merchandise, while those who have already joined as members will be able to pick up their membership cards. Excitingly, everyone will also get the chance to meet the players in person.
The club will also be making sure everyone grabs a membership in time (September 15 deadline) to make sure their name is inserted into the #WeAreFamily decal (sticker) that will go on the court and be there for everyone to stop and read right throughout the season.
“We regard ourselves as leaders in women’s sport when it comes to providing people with access to the players, opportunities to talk with them, take photos and get autographs. The Boomers players are incredible role models and they absolutely value their time with supporters. It’s something I’m really proud to say we do extremely well,” said GM Justin Nelson.
“We also want supporters to come along on September 11 and join up as members. We have lots of exciting things planned for our members, we want to provide them with opportunities to get even closer to the action. Great clubs have great members.”
“I really like hearing our chairman Tony Hallam talk about the need for everyone to step up, become members and support the Boomers, support women’s sport. This will be our 33rd year in the WNBL, that’s an incredible achievement we should all be proud of,” added Nelson.
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