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‘It was a fun week learning from, teaching and working with amazing sports people in Ballarat’

The National Junior Basketball championships were held in Ballarat from 10th to 17th April at Selkirk stadium. You may have noticed that Luke Blunden was not in the clinic at Ballarat Sports Medicine as he had been asked to provide his Sports Physiotherapy expertise to the under 18 Victorian Metropolitan women’s basketball team. Luke supported the elite team coached by Michael Brookens assisting with team and player preparation, monitoring, recovery, rehabilitation and performance needs. The team benefited from the diversity of Lukes Sports Physiotherapy experience describing the input as a critical factor to their success.

The Vic Metro team was able to blast an undefeated path through the competition into the finals where it then overcame strong competition from the Victorian Country, North and South Queensland teams to claim the gold medal and national junior title!

For Luke it was a fun week stepping out of the clinic to support sporting teams for the first time in a few years. It was a great opportunity to support young talented athletes, providing them with an elite Physiotherapy experience to assist in their campaign and development as athletes. It was also a great learning opportunity meeting other sports physiotherapists, coaching and support staff from over Australia.

You can find out more about this event on the Basketball Australia website or Basketball Victoria Facebook page and games can be watched on Kayo sports or via you tube.