The Bendigo Braves have created a new international relationship with basketball players from Taiwan.
The Braves hosted players from The Chinese Taipei School Sport Federation for a series of friendly matches last week at the Bendigo Stadium.
Bendigo Stadium director of coaches and athletic development Joe Hurst said the goal was to create an ongoing partnership.
"We're looking at options to expose our kids to different cultures, but at the same time learn more about basketball and see how well they play over in Taiwan," Hurst said.
"It was a great night and it is planned that in the future we will host or if we are lucky, perhaps take a group abroad to visit their country and experience their culture."
The Brave's Youth League girls played the Nanshan Senior High School team and secured an 11-point victory, final scores 78-67.
The Braves' Youth League boys played the Neng Ren Home Economic And Commercial Vocational High School, but went down by 16 points, final scores 71-87.
Hurst praised the on-court efforts of both the Braves and the international visitors.
"The kids from Taiwan are so quick, skilled and very athletic," Hurst said.
Both of the visiting teams were 2018-19 champions within the Taiwan High School Basketball League.
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