Byron under-12s basketballers dominate


The Byron Bay under-12 boys cleaned up at the third round of the North Coast Shield Basketball competition played at the Byron Regional Sport and Cultural Complex on Sunday.

Byron boys’ coach Alvin Caoyonan was thrilled with the team’s performance. ‘The hard work the boys have put in over the past few months has really paid off and showed in their convincing wins,’ he said. ‘It’s great to see basketball back in Byron Bay.’ 

The Byron under-12 girls also had a good showing over the weekend with a convincing win over the combined Ballina/Grafton team (53–20). They lost to Yamba and Lismore.

Byron girl’s coach Matt Ogle said it was a great day for all players. ‘The girls demonstrated fantastic teamwork and admirable sportsmanship,’ said Matt. ‘It was a fantastic opportunity for some inexperienced players to get a taste of the game at this level.

‘We were proud to host a smoothly run fun carnival in our great Byron facilities. It’s wonderful to see how much fun everyone has,’ says Ogle. ‘There’s a great camaraderie developing between the teams. 

‘They’re all here because they love basketball.’

Results for the day were:

The team won each of their games by a comfortable margin:

Byron v Lismore Yellow 56–18 (Byron win)

Byron v Yamba Gold 38–7 (Byron win)

Byron v Yamba Black 56–27 (Byron win)

Byron v Lismore Blue 36–19 (Byron win)

The Byron Bay Basketball Association offers skills training and competitions for all ages. 

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