Eltham were awarded this recognition in a close contest ahead of SEBC Saints (Kilsyth Association), Merinda Park (Cranbourne), Fosters Phantoms (Kilsyth) and Wasps (Knox).

The Wildcats entered ten teams into the tournament and recorded five Grand Final victories and one Runners Up to be the premier Domestic Club of the 2008 Classic.

“Eltham is delighted to accept this award, all coaches and parents thought this was a well run tournament and enjoyed the competition,” said Club Representative David Hickman.

“We will be back next year to defend the award and to continue the cooperation and support with two great associations in Kilsyth and Knox.”

Eltham have been awarded a Spalding prize pack consisting of basketballs, coaching folders and a ball bag.

Our congratulations go to the Eltham Basketball Club whose combined points from their ten participating teams made them the inaugural winner of the Australian Domestic Club of the year award. There win was not easily achieved as there was spirited competition from the SEBC Saints, Fosters, Merinda Park and Wasps clubs,” said Tournament Director Andy Trott.

“We look forward to the Great Southern Classic growing over the coming years and being recognised as an Australia’s Domestic Club Championship.  It is a unique tournament providing quality competition for domestic clubs.”

Entries for the 2009 Great Southern Classic will be available in late October.  Don’t miss your chance to see whether you are Australia’s Best Domestic Club…

For more news, results and information on the tournament please visit
www.kilsythbasketball.com.au or www.knoxbasketball.com.au