The Formation of Myths and Legends

The Australian Myths & Legends formation resulted from a 1987 meeting between Peter Halligan and Peter Paterson at the Mitre Tavern in Melbourne. Their foresight in developing a mature age basketball club has resulted in a club that has had over 800 players and officials involved in the Club’s history; this makes it the biggest organised Master’s Basketball Club in Australia and one of the largest in the world. The first tournament where the Myths & Legends competed was the Australian Masters Games played in Hobart in 1987, where the Club won two gold medals, in the age groups of 0/35 and 0/40 (some of these players still compete in the 0/65, 0/70 & 0/75s).

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The Myths & Legends achievements

The list of achievements for the Australian Myths and Legends includes but is not limited to;

  • Providing regular competition and training for mature age basketballers from all states of Australia and overseas at both elite and social levels.
  • Lobbying for older age competition. The Club has been responsible for lifting the competition age level to firstly over 70 and now to over 75.
  • Establishing the first over 50 basketball competition in Australia. This successful competition is run weekly in Kew.
  • Establishing a successful annual over 40 tournaments at Bulleen. This tournament is run under handicap conditions.
  • Having 20 plus teams entered annually at major Masters Games held in Australia.
  • Having taken teams overseas to compete on 14 separate occasions.
  • Being the only Australian Club to have competed in the world’s largest Master’s basketball competition; being the FIMBA World Maxibasketball Championships.

 

Australian Myths & Legends Tournament results (includes Bulleen)

                                                                                                Teams/Gold
               
Year                Tournament                                           Men’s       Women’s         Gold

  1. 1987 Aust Masters games (AMG)- Hobart                                                 2              -              2

  2. 1988 Mabuhay Cup – Manilla, Philippines                                               1              -              1

  3. 1989 World Masters Games (WMG)-Denmark                                                1              -              -

  4. 1989 AMG- Adelaide                                                                    1              -              1

  5. 1990 Alice Springs Classic                                                            1              -              1

  6. 1991 AMG – Brisbane                                                                   3              -              1

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Nth Melbourne

Friday Morning
7:00am – 8:00am
North Melbourne Recreation Centre
204-206 Arden Street,
North Melbourne

Bulleen

Sunday
9.00 am to 12.00 noon
Veneto Club
191 Bulleen Road,
Bulleen

Williamstown

Sunday
9.00 am to 11.00 am
Williamstown High School,
Bayside St,
Williamstown

Hoppers

Monday Night 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Transition Sports
Unit 19-11 Home St,
Hoppers Crossing

Kew

Tuesday Night Over 50’s
7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Royal Talbot Centre
Yarra Boulevard,
Kew