The Deakin Melbourne Boomers will be calling on metropolitan Melbourne to step up next Sunday and show regional Victoria that when it comes to a City vs Country clash the folk from the big smoke will be there in numbers against the Bendigo Bank Spirit.
Gearing up for a home game at the State Basketball Centre on Sunday October 23 (2pm start), the Boomers want to bring a City vs Country flavour to Victorian Basketball, and the WNBL.
Following on from what are already successful ‘Holiday Eve Blockbusters’ against Dandenong, this season set to be played on Melbourne Cup Eve (Oct 31) and Australia Day Eve (Jan 25), Boomers General Manager Justin Nelson wants to make sure Bendigo is also a part of the Boomers’ blockbuster focus.
“The Boomers and Spirit have played some great games against each other over the years, and we already know the strong competitive passion that exists between Metro and Country Victoria at a junior basketball level, so we’re bringing it to the WNBL, starting from this Sunday,” said Nelson.
“We want to make it competitive, it’s our home game and we’re calling on all metropolitan basketball fans to step and get to the game because you can be assured our friends from regional basketball will head into town for a Sunday afternoon game and show their support for Bendigo.”
The clash will also mark Maddie Garrick’s 150th WNBL game, an apt match-up given her time spent at the Spirit. Now a key player for the Boomers, Maddie’s large fan-base is also expected to be a factor when it comes time to show their support from the stands.
“It’s city versus country and it’s on! We want passion, we want everyone to step up and represent. Rivalries are a great thing in sport and I know in Victorian basketball it reaches new heights when metro and regional collide,” added Nelson.
The October 23 game will also feature a NBA / WNBA Jersey day with lots of prizes and giveaways for fans wearing their favourite jersey.
Tickets to Sunday’s City vs Country Clash are now on sale HERE.