Last year our RSA girls’ basketball team were crowned U15 champions at the Australian School Championships. Due to this phenomenal achievement, this team was then asked to represent Australia at the 2020 World U15 School Championships in Croatia. Our girls were so excited. The prospect of going overseas for the first time for most was huge, and the honour of representing their country was close to unbelievable. The girls busily prepared and with their family’s enormous support mixed training with fundraising efforts, determined to make everyone proud of their achievements.
To make this amazing achievement possible we were lucky enough to find support from many generous businesses and clubs who contributed financially, to ensure the team could fulfil their dream of getting to and competing strongly as Australia’s representative at the World Championships. Unfortunately, Covid-19 hit and like so many things, the World School Championships were postponed. Although this outcome is heartbreakingly disappointing, Rowville Sports Academy and Rowville Secondary College are committed to providing this talented and hardworking team with an opportunity to represent their country internationally as soon as it is safe to do so. We have begun to plan what that might look like and where we might go.
Through all of this our amazing sponsors have remained, and we would like to sincerely thank them for their generosity and ongoing commitment to our U15 girls’ basketball team. We have listed their businesses below. Please support them where you can, as it is times like these where helping one another in our community is paramount. *Thank you also to our school parent Carlo Africa.