60 girls teams and 84 boys teams contested for the K&MDBA premierships from Under 9’s through Under 21’s.

Of the 14 clubs playing in the K&MDBA competition 13 were represented in at least one grand final. K&MDBA President Mal Allison said “It was great to see a diverse mixture of all clubs represented in the finals. It goes to show matter what colours you are wearing everyone is able to participate in a grand final.”

“The standard of basketball continues to grow within the association, it was pleasing to see state representative players competing in K&MDBA grand finals. This goes to show the hard work the domestic clubs have put into fostering players of all skill levels and abilities.”

The role of officials in grand finals is an important aspect often overlooked, the association appreciates the efforts of all referees and scorers and the contribution they make to the game.

“Grand finals are high pressure situations that bring out the best in players and officials. I would like to make a special mention to the standard of referring during the finals. They have conducted themselves in professional manner clearly demonstrating their commitment to their role in the game,” said Mr. Allison.

Basketball in the Kilsyth and surrounding areas continues to go from strength to strength and the increasing demand has resulted in the association currently looking into the possibility of building new courts at Kilsyth Stadium.

For more information on the Grand Finals or Basketball please visit www.kilsythbasketball.com.au