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Knox Basketball to host Ateneo Blue Eagles in Melbourne

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Exciting news! The Philippines’ premier collegiate basketball varsity team, The Ateneo Blue Eagles Men’s Basketball team, will land in Melbourne this June to participate in a few matches against Melbourne’s top Men’s NBL1 and Youth Teams. This event is hosted by the Knox Basketball Incorporated (KBI). The general public will witness top-quality basketball, and there is no better team to invite than one of the most successful collegiate basketball teams in the Philippines, winning 26 championships. 

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Grant Harrison, the CEO of Knox Basketball, is equally excited to be a part of this upcoming event. “It’s an honour to be hosting the Ateneo University Blue Eagles for a series of International friendly practice games. Ateneo, led by Head Coach Tab Baldwin, will take on a select Knox NBL1 team along with other leading NBL1 clubs such as Kilsyth, Melbourne Tigers and a select U20 Victorian State team. This event will showcase an international basketball extravaganza not seen at Knox before. We are also excited to be hosting a high-performance kids’ camp with expert coaches such as Tab Baldwin, Jason Smith and others. It’s going to be a great week of basketball shared by the wider Philippine and local basketball communities bringing both cultures together as one. Tickets will be limited, so make sure you get in fast for this amazing event”.

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Dennis Atacador
Dennis Atacador

Knox Basketball board member Dennis Atacador stated, “This is an exciting event and we welcome the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Blue Eagles to Knox Basketball and to Melbourne. Ateneo and Knox both have a proud basketball tradition. We look forward to bringing a special Basketball showcase for the Filipino-Australian Community”.

The dates and locations are below:

DateMatchTime & Location
Tuesday, June 11Ateneo v Basketball Victoria All Star TeamKnox Basketball Stadium, Boronia. (Evening)
Wednesday, June 12 Ateneo v Knox RaidersKnox Basketball Stadium, Boronia. (Evening)
Monday, June 17 Ateneo v Melbourne Tigers (Coached by Andrew Gaze)Knox Basketball Stadium, Boronia. (Evening)
Tuesday June 18 Ateneo v Kilsyth CobrasKilsyth Sports Centre. (Evening)

Knox Basketball will also host a High Performance and Community Camp for kids at a date to be advised. 

Book your tickets now!

The Philippine Times (Australia) is the exclusive media partner for this event.

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