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Flamingos NBL Match

Flamingos NBL Match

Local Basketball Side To Play Curtain Raiser At Melbourne Arena

A local basketball team has secured a rare chance to play on Melbourne Arena, as a curtain raiser for an NBL match this December.

Sale Amateur Basketball Association (SABA) side The Flamingos will take the court on the 29th of December, before the Melbourne United and Brisbane Bullets matchup.

The group of mates who were also recently involved in a local exhibition match for Movember are busy preparing for the match, which will feature two thirteen minute halves at the 10,000 capacity venue.

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The team which features a number of CBL players will be coached by Justin Dessent on the night, and features Luke Williams, Archer McGuiness, Jonty McGuiness, Daine McGuiness, Brad Dessent, Jake Hutchins, Jack McClaren, Mitchell Bown and Coby Burgiel.

Archer McGuiness from the flamingos, says while there are a few nerves the team is excited to get the chance, with the hope to see a strong local contingent in the crowd.

"There's plenty of tickets available, Melbourne United have set up our own bay, so we've got a little flamingo bay going" McGuiness said.

"It's a pretty good deal and it's pretty cheap as is, so it would be awesome to have as much support as possible from Gippsland".

More information, including a discount code for tickets can be found on Facebook.

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