WNBL Triple Crown 2019

August 14, 2019 | Melbourne Boomers news

The Deakin Melbourne Boomers are bringing the best of the WNBL back to Gippsland this September for a four-day basketball bonanza, culminating in a blockbuster pre-season showdown against the Bendigo Spirit in Traralgon. 

Rebounding from the success of the 2018 Triple Crown tournament played across Wellington, Baw Baw and Latrobe City shires, the Boomers will return to the region with another huge program in partnership with the Latrobe Valley Authority (LVA). 

September’s tour will include a host of school and club clinics in Baw Baw and Latrobe Valley; coach the coach sessions; workshops; community visits and more. 

Among the highlights is a 3×3 tournament open to senior, junior and wheelchair teams at the Gippsland Regional Sports Complex in Sale on Saturday 14 September, with prizes up for grabs in all divisions. 

Then on Sunday 15 September the rivalry reignites between the Boomers and the Spirit when they face off for a full-scale WNBL pre-season match at Traralgon Sports Stadium. 

Tickets are now on sale here: http://bit.ly/2019triplecrown 

Check out the full program below and follow the links to register for an event near you! 

Triple Crown tour itinerary 

Baw Baw Shire school clinics 

1pm, Thursday 12 September 

The Deakin Melbourne Boomers will announce their arrival to Gippsland in style with a massive program of activities in the Baw Baw Shire. 

The Boomers will visit a number of schools to offer some basketball know-how to local children.


Warragul club clinics 

4pm, Thursday 12 September 

Warragul Leisure Centre, 21 Burke Street, Warragul VIC 

Warragul and District Amateur Basketball Association will have the chance to learn from the best in the business with a series of clinics and exhibition matches on their home courts. 

  • 4.00pm – U10 & 12 boys & Girls  
  • 5.00pm – U14 Boys and Girls  
  • 6.00pm – U16 Boys and Girls  
  • 7.15pm – Exhibition 5×5 Game Boomers v Warragul ‘select’ team  
  • Meet & greet – photo opportunities 

Book here.

Latrobe Valley school clinics 

10am, Friday 13 September 

On Friday its Latrobe Valley school children’s turn! 

The Boomers will tour a host of schools around the region sharing their tips and tricks to the next generation of players.


Meet the Boomers! 

4pm, Friday 13 September 

Churchill Leisure Centre | Morwell Leisure Centre | Moe Leisure Centre 

Melbourne Boomers’ stars will visit Morwell, Churchill and Moe Leisure Centres for a meet and greet with local players and fans. 

Please come along to a venue near you to say hi, grab a picture and autograph and get ready for the Boomers’ big game against the Spirit on Sunday night!


Boomers vs Latrobe City Energy scrimmage 

6:30pm, Friday 13 September 

Traralgon Sports Stadium, Catterick Crescent, Traralgon VIC 

Latrobe City Energy’s under 18 boys’ team will have a chance to test their skills against elite WNBL athletes in a scrimmage match at Traralgon Sports Stadium. 

Come and watch all the action as the Boomers warm up for their Sunday showdown with the Spirit.


3×3 basketball tournament (open and junior) 

Saturday 14 September 2019 

Gippsland Regional Sports Complex, Sale VIC 

Juniors: 9am-6pm | Seniors: 5pm-8pm 

More information and registrationshttp://bit.ly/WNBL3x3  

You and your squad can compete for prizes in this exciting 3×3 tournament coming to Sale this September thanks to the Melbourne Boomers in partnership with the Latrobe Valley Authority.   

As part of the WNBL Triple Crown, you can also participate in a range of clinics, workshops, wheelchair basketball come and try, and Melbourne Boomers v Bendigo Spirit exhibition matches.  

The 3×3 is open to junior, senior and wheelchair teams in male and female categories.


Junior divisions registration: https://wnbljunior3x3sale.eventbrite.com.au 

U12 Boys (2008/09/10) x 16 teams 

U12 Girls (2008/09/10) x 16 teams 

U14 Boys (2006/07) x 16 teams 

U14 Girls (2006/07) x 16 teams 

U16 Boys (2004/05) x 16 teams 

U16 Girls (2004/05) x 16 teams


3×3 Senior basketball tournament  

Senior divisions registrations: https://wnblsenior3x3sale.eventbrite.com.au 

Male x 16 teams 

Female x 16 teams


3×3 WNBL Exhibition Games

Saturday 14 September @ GRSC, Sale

5pm – 7pm

3×3 Exhibition games between Melbourne Boomers vs Bendigo Spirit

FREE Entry


Pre-Game Chat with Guy Molloy

Sunday 15 September @ Traralgon Sports Stadium


FREE – register here.


Deakin Melbourne Boomers v Bendigo Spirit (WNBL pre-season match) 

Curtain Raiser: 11.45am, Sunday 15 September 2019 

Main game: 1pm, Sunday, 15 September 2019 

Traralgon Sports Stadium, Catterick Crescent, Traralgon VIC 

Purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/2019triplecrown

Come and see the new look Deakin Melbourne Boomers in full flight ahead of the WNBL season. 

The Boomers will play at the home of star player Chelsea D’Angelo in Traralgon against rivals Bendigo Spirit in pre-season exhibition not to be missed! 

Following the match there will be a chance to meet the players and grab some photos and signatures with your favourite WNBL stars from 2.30pm.