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The Myths and Legneds Basketball Club is Australia's largest Masters Basketball club focused on fielding Mens and Womens teams at Masters competitions within Australia and Internationally. Formed in Melbourne many years ago our players come from domestic competitions right through to representation in State and National teams. Our players come from all states of Australia and across the world to play together in the many tournaments that we attend each year.


Myths and Legends Newsletter, May 2024

 

Myths and Legends Annual Handicap Bulleen Tournament 6 & 7 July 2024

Entries are now required to participate in our annual tournament.

Please support the club and register using this link and we will allocate you into a team. Press this link  Individual registration or if you wish to enter a team press this link Team Registration

  • 40's - 55's MENS HANDICAPPED A & B GRADE
  • OVER 55's MENS HANDICAPPED A & B GRADE
  • OVER 70'S MENS HANDICAPPED HALFCOURT
  • SENIOR MIXED HANDICAPPED WALKING GRADE
  • OVER 35's WOMENS HANDICAPPED

Location is Bulleen Stadium Sheahans Road Bulleen

There will be a tournament dinner on Saturday 6 July at the Tempy Hotel 23 Parker St, Templestowe Lower VIC 7pm onwards

 

Sunday training has new venue. Templestowe Heights Primary School

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Myths and Legends Sunday training has a new home from 19 May 2024. This move has occurred to get continued access to a training court throughout the whole year.

The venue is a single court with six rings that allows for greater numbers.

Templestowe Heights Primary School, 276-300 High St, Templestowe Lower VIC 3107

Still $10 per session 

 

Additional Tuesday Night training available Mount Martha 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm.  

The club is Osborne Primary School: 120 Craigie Rd, Mount Martha $10 per session 

Contact Paul Sturrock - 0408 308 036

 

Training Insurance

Players wanting to be covered by Basketball Victoria player insurance at all Myths and Legends training sessions. Register on the following link through PlayHQ:

https://www.playhq.com/basketball-victoria/register/ca9cb2

 

 

Pan Pacific Masters Games 6 to 12 November 2024 Gold Coast

The club has teams registered in most age groups. This is a great tournament that club always participates in. If you are yet to register, please do so, please contact your age group manager to get team name and pin code.

Men's 80+

Jack Gibson 

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0416 162 431

Men's 70+ & 75+

Ian Farr

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0421 446 847

Men’s 65+

Brian Watson

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0417 319 813

Men’s 60+

Greg Pearson

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0409 868951

Men’s 55+

George Bej

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0498 001 477

Men’s 50+

Graeme La Fontaine

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0412 934 800

Men’s 45+

Steve Moresi

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0439 884 641

Men’s 40+ and below

Gavin Eddy

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0418 800 704

Women’s 70+

Daphne Greig

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0402 098 706

Women’s 65+

Helen Edwards

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0411 464 684

Women’s 60+

Sue Watson

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0402 082 680

Women’s 55+

Sharyn Francis

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Other Ages

Sue Watson

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0402 082 680

 

Accommodation:

The club still has accommodation apartments at Meriton Suites Broadbeach available.  

          Meriton Suites              Issued by Meriton        Allocated to members.

            Studio                                 2                                   2

            1 BR                                   18                                 16

            2 BR                                    9                                   8

            Total                                    29                                 26

For full rates and booking information click on link below or contact Ian Farr, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Booking Information link

 Pan Pacific Club Dinner:  Emerald Lake Golf Club is Booked for 200 People for 6.30pm on Thursday 7 November

 

World Masters Games Taipei 17 to 30 May 2025

Myths and Legends traditionally is well represented at the World Masters games. This is now a year out and we should be locking this into our calendars. The club will arrange accommodation for those interested. You should be starting to advise your age group manager if you intend to play.

 Men's Age group manager link

 Women’s Age group manager link

 

FIMBA World Championships Ticino (Switzerland) 27 June to 6 July 2025
FIMBA worlds are in Switzerland next year the club has had representation in over 70’/ 75’s in the past and are intending to participate in this competition with also the possibility of entering a women’s team. Contact Ian Farr & Mandy Hanratty for more information.

 

Australian Masters Games Canberra Saturday October 18 to 25, 2025.

We are currently sourcing apartment accommodation for this tournament.

 

Social Media “Australian Basketball History”

We have been very active in capturing a range of Basketball masters stories and publishing them on our You tube channel.
Currently we have 9 published interviews which can be accessed via our YouTube channel or via our website

Some of our upcoming interviews include: Des de Kretser, Andrew Parkinson, Ned Cotton, Ken Burbridge and Chris Ansty.

 

Myths and Legends Clubwear and Uniforms

The club has a wide range of clubwear including warm up tops, short and long sleeves, Polo tops, tack suit tops and Hoodies. You can access all the information via our website link

If you require a uniform, you must contact Grace Schirripa 0412 926 730
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There has been some interest for single sided singlets 1 x White 1x Blue which can be made up by our supplier for those who want a lighter weight option when playing. If you are interested, you can you please contact Grace as she will be getting a run of these done in the coming month.

We are now carrying some stock and will have these available at the Bulleen and Pan Pacs tournaments for members to try on and purchase.

 

Membership

The Annual membership is still only $30 per calendar year. For those members who are financial and are yet to receive the club drink bottle they will be available for collection at the Bulleen tournament, Pan Pacs or any Friday or Sunday training session.  If you have not paid your membership fee for 2024 please do so when you can.

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Annual General Meeting

This was held on 19 April 2024.  The new Executive Committee now is as follows:

Greg Pearson

Mobile: 0409 868 951
President
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Carey Paps

Mobile: 0400 355 064
Vice President
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George Bej

Mobile: 0498 001 477
Secretary
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Ian Farr

Mobile: 0421 446 847
Treasurer
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Grace Schirripa

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Executive Officer & Memberships
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Squizzy Classic Korumburra April 20 & 21 2024

We had 4 teams represented at this tournament.

3 x Men’s and 1 x women’s teams

 

Regards

Greg Pearson

President

 

 

 

Myths and Legends Bulleen Masters Tournament, 6-7 July 2024, Entries Now Required

| Terry | Club Information

 

Myths and Legends Bulleen Masters Handicap Tournament

Bulleen, Melbourne

Entries to the 2024 Myths and Legends annual Masters Basketball handicapped tournament at Bulleen are now open.This year's tournament will be held on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2024, at the Bulleen Basketball Stadium @ 33 Sheehans Road, Bulleen.Grades include:

  • Mens' handicap 40+ to 55, A and B grade
  • Mens' handicap 55+, A and B grade
  • Mens' handicap 70+, half-court
  • Mixed senior walking basketball
  • Womens' handicap 35+

Registration is $50 per player.

If you're a team manager and want to register your own team (before receiving a registration link to be sent to your players), please CLICK HERE

To register as an individual (for us to allocate you to a team), please CLICK HERE

A dinner will be held on Saturday 6th July evening at 7:00pm at the Templestowe Hotel, 23 Parker Street Templestowe Lower.  

 

 

 

 

 

Benefits of being a Myths and Legends Member

| Greg Pearson | Club Information

By being a financial Member of Myths & Legends Australia Basketball Club Inc. you can contribute to the ongoing promotion and participation of Master’s basketball for Men and Women across Australia and around the world.

Myths and Legends provides a range of benefits to club members that come from being a part of the largest Master’s basketball club in Australia.

The comparatively small annual fee of $30 our members pay provides the following:

  • Opportunity for individuals to join Myths & Legends teams for tournaments.
  • Access to weekly Basketball Training venues.
  • Uniform management and additional loan uniforms for major tournaments.
  • Option to register via the Myths & Legends Play HQ registration process facilitates personal insurance coverage. 
  • Accommodation organised for tournaments, including holding deposits.
  • The provision of two Myths & Legends run masters tournaments per year in addition to Myths & Legends participation in Australian Masters games or Pan Pacific games.
  • Team management and pre-paid entry fees for registration at major tournaments.
  • Event and tournament schedule updates.
  • Access to defibrillators, first aid kits, basketballs, coaches’ bags, promotional banners and more.
  • Club administration support that includes software, data storage, promotion, grant apps, website maintenance, social media.
  • Organisation management that includes public liability insurance, incorporation registration, basketball association affiliations.
  • Regular newsletters and information updates.
  • Social networking, physical and mental well being.
  • Partial subsidy for tournament dinners and special club events.
  • Trophies for awards and gifts for international competitions.