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April 16, 2021

Byron Beez win championship

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Byron Bay Beez’ first country champions: the U/14s with coach Matt Barlow. Photo supplied

The Byron Bay Beez U/14 basketballers won division two of the NSW Country Championships held at Terrigal two weeks ago.

The side went through all seven games of the tournament undefeated and beat heavyweight side Illawarra on the way, as well as Newcastle 47–35 in the final.

‘The boys have improved all year so it is great to see they got a result for that effort,’ coach Matt Barlow said. ‘They really deserved it’.

It is the first time a side from the Byron Beez has won a country championship.

The U/16 boys’ Beez were runners-up in the premier division of their age group at the country championships after a strong showing in the Combined Eastern and Junior League Championships.

The team will soon compete for the North Coast Shield before starting trials for next year’s side in September and October.


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