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)

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


9.00 am to 12.00 noon
Veneto Club
191 Bulleen Road,


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


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


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