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A Special Tournament Win

Lachlan Ellis

13 Apr 2022

Tournament 2022

The region’s first all abilities basketball tournament was nothing but net, with six teams competing for an inaugural championship.

Specialist Hoops Basketball held its very first all abilities tournament at Cobblebank Stadium on Sunday April 2, coinciding with Autism Awareness Day on April 2.

Both mixed and non-mixed teams played within three Divisions, with finals held to crown the winners of Divisions 1, 2 and 3.

Bacchus Marsh’s very own Specialist Hoops Mixed Team won two hard-fought victories from three tough matches, putting them into the Division 2 final against Specialist Hoops Melton – Grey Boys.

And in the end, it was Bacchus Marsh’s team that came out on top.

Coach John McVie said playing in a formal tournament meant a lot to the disability community, and the growth of inclusive basketball.

“It was an amazing day. It was the first tournament for most of the participants, and we are all glad that we could be part of the experience.”

Mr McVie said he was looking forward to making this a regular event for Specialist Hoops.

“Creating more safe and accessible opportunities for people living with disabilities within the Moorabool Shire is something that Specialist Hoops prides themselves on.”

Specialist Hoops is always looking for people willing to try a new sport and work in a different environment. If you or someone you know is interested, please email

To read the full story – Simply click on the following link

in the 12 April 2022 edition OR pick up a paper around your town.

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