THREE Bendigo Junior Braves teams have begun their chase for honours in the Melbourne United Victorian Junior Basketball League for 2017-18.
The Braves under-16 boys and girls and boys under-14 teams have earned spots in the elite-20 team field in their respective age divisions.
Both under-16 teams are undefeated after two rounds.
Earning a spot in in MUVJBL’s premier division was the dream of 1306 teams across the five boys and girls age divisions, with 180 making the grade.
Qualification gives teams a chance to qualify to compete at the Medibank Junior National Classic.
The Queen’s Birthday weekend tournament features the best 16 teams from around Australia in each age-division.
“Earning a place in the Victorian championship is a great reflection on the 31 MUVJBL qualifying associations as their players, coaches, volunteers and their communities have worked hard to attain this impressive achievement,” MUVJBL manager John Hilton said.
“We wish all the teams competing in the MUVJBL this season the best of luck for the season to come.”