The Kilsyth Sports Centre will welcome NBL teams Melbourne Tigers and Wollongong Hawks in what will be the second NBL exhibition game held on Hugh McMenamin Court in the month of August 2012.

The Melbourne Tigers will head back to the Kilsyth Sports Centre after a narrow one-point loss to the Washington State Cougars last Tuesday, 7th August. The Tigers finished the 2011/12 season in 6th place on the ladder with an 11-17 record and with their 2012/13 iiNet NBL Championship Season beginning on Sunday 7 October, the fans and coaches will get a chance to see this new look Tigers squad.

Returning to the Melbourne line-up for the 2012/13 season are Tommy Greer, Matt Burston, Lucas Walker, Bennie Lewis and Liam Rush, with the Tigers also signing prized young guard Nate Tomlinson (University of Colorado, USA), veteran Adam Ballinger from Adelaide, Chris Goulding from Gold Coast Blaze, Kevin Braswell from the New Zealand Breakers and new import Centre Seth Scott.

Goulding gave the Tigers fans a reason to get excited about the iiNet 2012/13 NBL Season, posting 20-points and 6-rebounds against Washington State, with Nate Tomlinson recording 14 points for the game.

Wollongong has recently announced the re-signing of three players for the 2012/13 iiNet NBL Champion Season with Glen Saville, Dave Gruber and Dan Jackson all returning. The Hawks also played an international exhibition last Friday against Washington State University coming out 12-point victors 86-74.

With the first Melbourne Tigers preseason game hosted at Kilsyth Sports Centre selling out, Kilsyth Basketball urges all fans to get in early for tickets to this excited peek into what the 2012 iiNet NBL Season holds for the Melbourne Tigers.  


ADULT:  $10
CHILD:  $5*
FAMILY: $25**

*12 & Under

For more information about tickets, please contact the office at 9728 1033.  Tickets can be purchased during office hours only, Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm at Kilsyth Sports Centre, 115 Liverpool Road, Kilsyth 3137.